An open work permits is issued to a graduate who meets the following eligibility criteria:
Student have studied in Canada on a full-time continuous basis in a program that was a minimum of eight months (two semesters) in duration.
• You are 18 years of age or older when you make your application for the work permit.
• At the time of application student have a valid Study Permit.
• If in Quebec, student must have graduated from a public post-secondary institution, private post- secondary institution, private secondary or post-secondary institution which offers qualifying programs of 900 hours or more leading to a diplôme d’études professionnelles (DEP) or an attestation de spécialisation professionnelle (ASP);
• After receiving confirmation that you have completed the program, you can apply for the post- graduation work permit (PGWP) within 90 days.