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Apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit  (PGWP)

Upon completing their studies in Canada, many international students opt to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) to further their career prospects. The PGWP grants international students an open work permit, allowing them to work in any occupation and for any employer of their choosing. The duration of the PGWP corresponds to the length of the student’s program of study, with a maximum validity of three years. One of the significant advantages of obtaining a PGWP is the opportunity to gain Canadian work experience, which can greatly enhance one’s eligibility for various Canadian immigration pathways. Numerous immigration programs prioritize candidates with Canadian work experience as it reflects their integration into the Canadian labor market.

For prospective international students who are yet to commence their studies in Canada, it is crucial to select a program offered by a designated learning institution (DLI) that makes them eligible for a PGWP. Ensuring program eligibility for a PGWP at the outset is essential for those seeking to leverage Canadian work experience as part of their long-term immigration goals.

To determine the most suitable Canadian immigration pathways, it is recommended to conduct comprehensive research early on.

This early exploration allows individuals to understand the specific criteria and requirements of each pathway, enabling them to take appropriate steps to meet eligibility criteria and enhance their competitiveness as candidates. Generally, the assessment for permanent residence involves evaluating English and/or French language proficiency, educational background, and work experience. Other factors that may provide an advantage include having a job offer that meets the program’s criteria and establishing ties to a specific province or territory within Canada.

To further assess their eligibility for Canadian permanent residence, individuals can avail themselves of a free Canada Visa assessment. This assessment provides an opportunity to evaluate one’s qualifications and determine potential pathways to Canadian permanent residency.

By proactively considering the PGWP and conducting early research on Canadian immigration options, international students can strategically position themselves for long-term success in pursuing their goals of becoming Canadian permanent residents.

Our team can help you navigate the complexities of applying for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) or any other immigration program. We will meticulously prepare and submit your application, ensuring it meets all the requirements and presents a compelling case on your behalf. Trust us to guide you towards a successful immigration journey. Contact Akrami & Associates today to get started!



Permanent Resident

Applying for permanent residency in Canada can be a complex process that is subject to change. It is crucial to stay updated with the latest immigration regulations and requirements set by the Canadian government. Fortunately, there are pathways available for international students to apply for permanent residency. Here are the steps you can follow:

  • Canadian work experience: Some categories require eligible Canadian work experience. If you wish to work in Canada after completing your studies, you can apply for a work permit through the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program. This will allow you to gain valuable work experience that may contribute to your eligibility for permanent residency.
  • Express Entry profile: Consider completing an Express Entry profile, which is the first step to immigrating to Canada permanently as a skilled worker. Keep in mind that completing the profile does not guarantee an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence. Your eligibility for an invitation will be based on your score and rank in the Express Entry pool, which is determined using the Comprehensive Ranking System.
  • Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS): The CRS assigns points to candidates based on factors such as age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and other criteria. Your CRS score will determine your rank in the Express Entry pool and your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.
  • Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs): Research the PNPs available in the province or territory where you reside or intend to live. PNPs allow provinces and territories to nominate individuals who meet their specific economic and labor market needs for permanent residency.
  • Seek professional assistance of Akrami & Associates: We highly recommend consulting our team, who can provide guidance and support throughout the entire application process. We can help ensure that you meet all the requirements and submit a strong application with confidence.




Requirements for permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program

You have the opportunity to apply for permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program.

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Residence outside of Quebec: Your intention should be to live outside the province of Quebec.
  • Work experience: You must have at least 12 months of full-time (or an equivalent amount in part-time) work experience in Canada within the last three years before applying. This work experience should be in an occupation classified under National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill levels 0, 1, 2, or 3.
  • Legal work experience: The work experience you gained must have been acquired legally in Canada after you graduated. Any work done while you were a student cannot be included.
  • Language proficiency: You must meet the required language levels for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing, and listening) needed for your job.

It’s important to note that you don’t have to be currently working at the time of your application.

In addition to the CEC Program, there are other permanent residence programs available. If you would like to assess your qualifications and explore other immigration programs you may be eligible for, you can use the Come to Canada tool.

However, please keep in mind that completing an Express Entry profile is generally the first step to immigrate to Canada permanently as a skilled worker. It’s important to understand that completing an Express Entry profile does not guarantee that you will receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence. The selection process for receiving an Invitation to Apply is based on your score and rank in the Express Entry pool, which is determined using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

To maximize your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply, it is advisable to have a competitive CRS score. This can be achieved by improving factors such as your language proficiency, education, work experience, and other additional factors that contribute to your CRS score.

If you require further guidance or assistance in the application process, it may be beneficial to consult with an immigration lawyer or a certified immigration consultant who can provide personalized advice based on your specific circumstances.

When it comes to putting together your Express Entry profile and applying for permanent residency, accuracy and honesty are of utmost importance. This opportunity is unique, and as you will be entering the Canadian workforce immediately after obtaining permanent residency, immigration officers scrutinize these applications carefully. Understanding and completing Express Entry applications can be challenging, which is why it is highly recommended to seek professional and experienced assistance before proceeding.

At Akrami & Associates, we specialize in various immigration matters and have extensive experience in assisting clients with gaining economic experience and obtaining permanent residency in Canada through the Express Entry application management system. If you believe that you meet the eligibility criteria and are the right candidate for federal, provincial, or territorial economic immigration programs in Canada, we encourage you to contact Akrami & Associates. You can reach us at our office number 416-477-2545 for more information or to book a consultation and receive further advice.


How can we Help

Unlock the full range of services offered by Akrami & Associates to streamline your immigration journey. Our immigration lawyers and certified consultants are ready to provide comprehensive guidance and support throughout the application process. Here’s how we can assist you:

  • Program Evaluation: We will carefully assess your qualifications, goals, and circumstances to help you determine the most suitable immigration program for you. Our team will explain the requirements of different programs, such as the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, Provincial Nominee Program, and more. We ensure that you make an informed decision that aligns with your aspirations.
  • Application Preparation: Rely on our expertise to prepare a strong and compelling application package tailored to the specific requirements of your chosen immigration program. We meticulously gather and organize the necessary documentation, ensuring that every aspect is presented effectively to maximize your chances of success.
  • Requirement Fulfillment: With our assistance, you can navigate the complex maze of immigration requirements with ease. We will guide you through the process of meeting language proficiency standards, educational background verification, work experience documentation, and other crucial criteria set by immigration authorities.
  • Application Submission: Trust us to handle the entire application submission process on your behalf. Our team will carefully review your application to ensure its accuracy and completeness. We will submit it within the specified timelines, following the appropriate procedures and guidelines.
  • Ongoing Support: Throughout your immigration journey, we will be there to address any questions or concerns you may have. We stay up to date with the latest immigration regulations and requirements, keeping you informed about any changes that may impact your application.

By choosing Akrami & Associates, you gain access to a dedicated team of professionals committed to your success.

Contact us today to take advantage of our expertise and start your journey towards a successful immigration process!

Contact us today!


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