After graduating from a program that meets the necessary requirements, you can apply for a Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), which may be issued for a duration equivalent to the length of your program or up to a maximum of three years.
It is important to begin the application process as soon as possible after receipt of your graduation documents, because processing times can be lengthy at times.
Graduation documents are typically available from Humber four to six weeks after the end of a semester. For example, students who complete their program in April should expect to receive graduation documents in early June.
Examples of these include your final transcript and confirmation of graduation letter. You have 90 days from the generation of these documents to apply.
Application to Change Conditions, Extend My Stay Or Remain In Canada As A Worker (IMM5710)
$155 + $100 (processing + open work permit fee)
Create a MyCIC Account (required for online applications)
New student work permit application
Citizenship and Immigration - Work Permit
6212 - 55th Avenue, Unit 555
“Do you want to come to Canada, or extend your stay?”
What would you like to do in Canada?
How long are you planning to stay in Canada?
Temporarily – more than 6 months
What is your current country/territory of residence? If you are presently in Canada, you should select Canada.
Family Member questions
Click on hyperlink for definition of a family member
What is your current immigration status in Canada?
Do you plan to work on campus?
Are you a full-time student at a participating post-secondary institution and want to work off-campus up to 20 hours per week?
Have you recently graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution for which your study program was full-time and a minimum of eight months?
Is your work an essential part of your studies (for example, a Co-Op or internship program)?
Do you have a written job offer?
No. Not required it is just mandatory that you apply
Which document have you received stating that you have completed all the requirements for your program of study?
“Your results” page select “Post-Graduate Work Permit”; if “Temporary Resident Visa’ appears as an option students who require a TRV apply for a new one AFTER they receive their work permit
Review your answers. To modify responses click on the “pencil & eraser” image
Once you have applied for your work permit you can work full-time as long as you still hold a valid study permit, studied full-time, previously did not exceed the number of hours permissible for working off-campus or during regular scheduled breaks and are awaiting a decision on your post-graduation work permit. http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2002-227/page-38.html#h-104 (w)
Social insurance numbers are issued by Service Canada. Take passport, study permit, work permit (if necessary) and confirmation of enrolment letter http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sin/apply/how.shtml
WORK PERMIT APPLICATION (IMM5710): FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a UCI?
UCI is your “Unique Client Identifier” or “Client ID” an 8 digit number found near the top of your study permit.
I am applying for….?
Select “An initial work permit or a work permit with a new employer”.
What if I don’t have a family name?
If you do not have a family name on your passport enter your given name(s) in this box and leave the given name box blank.
Current country of residence “from” and “to” date?
“From” is the date you entered Canada. “To” is the expiry date of your study permit.
What is a designated language testing agency
IELTS, TOEFL or TEF; even if your results have expired answer “yes” if you took one of these exams.
What is my Street No.?
“Street no.” refers to “house number”.
What is a P.O. Box?
A locked box found that the Post Office that you rent.
Use an email address you check frequently; check your junk/spam folders frequently incase a CIC generated is not directed to your inbox.
What is meant by original entry date to Canada?
The first time you came to Canada; if you came to Canada prior to studying you would enter that date and place.
Where can I find my document number?
Your document number appears on the upper right hand corner of your study permit; generally it is one alpha letter followed by 9 numbers, e.g. F310234567.
Duration of expected employment?
“From” is the date you are completing the form; “To” is estimated length of your work permit e.g. 8 months, 12 months or 3 years based on length of your academic program
Do I require a LMIA?
No; students applying for a post graduation work permit are exempt from this criteria
How do I respond to the “Education” question?
Answer “yes”; type in Humber’s information unless you already have a degree or diploma; under “field and level of study” answer both portions of this question
If I’ve never worked what should I enter under the “employment” section?
If you have never been employed, type in that you are a student and include Humber’s information; if you are, or have been employed in the past include that information here including any employment in your home country
Do I need to complete the “Background Information” section?
This is a mandatory section. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions you need to provide an explanation.
How do I sign the application form?
If you are submitting an online application simply type your name in the signature section; for paper applications you must physically sign documents
When I validated the form a series of red boxes appeared, what do I do?
The red boxes indicate that you either have neglected to complete a field or the formatting of the answer is incorrect. Make the correction(s) and validate again and save the document. Once the system confirms the application is okay a 6th page filled with bar codes will appear, this is part of your application and needs to be submitted.
What do I use for proof of a medical?
If you underwent a medical by a CIC affiliated doctor overseas upload your e-medical form if you have one or write a letter of explanation listing the date, city, country, doctor or clinic you went to. You can also call the CIC Call Centre for other options to demonstrate proof.
International students can visit the Humber Career Centre to see job postings and for help with resumé writing, cover letter reviews, and mock job interviews.
If you have further questions, attend a co-op work permit workshop or contact an international student advisor.