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A decision that the government claims are necessary for the protection of the program’s integrity

Starting September 1, 2023, graduates of unsubsidized private learning institutions in Quebec will no longer be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).

According to the federal government, the policy is meant to defend the legitimacy of Quebec’s foreign student program.

Foreign students participating in a private program of study in other provinces are often denied access to the PGWP, an open work permit that allows international student graduates to work in Canada for up to three years. When the bill takes effect, private institutions in Quebec will be in line with the rest of the country.

Graduates of Quebec’s subsidized study programs will still be eligible for the PGWP. Since 2018, unsubsidized private educational institutions have attracted a substantial number of overseas students. Between 2016 and 2018, around 4,900 overseas students were granted study visas at one of these universities. The number of overseas students who acquired a study visa for one of these universities increased to 11,500 between 2019 and 2021.

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What is PGWP?

‘Students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution can use the post-graduation work permit to earn important Canadian job experience. Work gained under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program may be used to support your application for permanent residence in Canada.’

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