Temporary foreign workers are still required to obtain a study permit if they wish to enroll in a program of study that exceeds six months in duration. However, as mentioned earlier, there have been recent changes to provide more flexibility for work permit holders to also study in Canada, such as allowing international students to complete their entire program online from their home country and still be eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), provided they meet all other requirements.
It is important to keep in mind that immigration policies and regulations are subject to change, and it is always recommended to check the official government websites for the most up-to-date information on work permits and other immigration matters.
To help temporary foreign workers reach their full potential and career aspirations, we are removing the limit on the length of the study programs they can enrol in without a study permit. This will also help fill labour gaps in high-demand professions. https://t.co/DPSVzIlYwz— Sean Fraser (@SeanFraserMP) June 27, 2023
As mentioned earlier, the Canadian government has introduced some recent changes to provide more flexibility for work permit holders to also study in Canada. For example, work permit holders who are studying part-time can now count those hours towards their eligibility for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP). Additionally, international students who are in Canada with a valid PGWP can temporarily work in any job, regardless of whether it is related to their field of study.
On June 27th, 2023, the@seanfrasermp , Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced a new temporary measure that will remove the limit on the length of study programs that temporary foreign workers can enrol in without a study permit.#Workpermit #workvisa pic.twitter.com/129xcWGdny— LebizCanada (@LebizCanada) July 4, 2023
It is important to note that these changes were introduced to support Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by attracting and retaining skilled workers. Immigration policies and regulations are subject to change, and it is always recommended to check the official government websites for the most up-to-date information on study permits and other immigration matters.