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Can you apply for PGWP with second program after previous PGWP refusal?

ashleee

Full Member
Oct 7, 2020
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Hi, I completed a 4 year engineering degree, but unfortunately took 2 part time semesters in the middle due to medical reasons. If my PGWP gets refused due to the part time semesters, can I enrol into another 2 year program (and stay full time in the new program), so that I can get approved on my attempt of getting a 3 year PGWP?

For example,
  • 2018 - 2022 - Finished 4 year program (with 2 part time semesters)
  • 2022 - PGWP refused due to part time semesters
  • 2022 - Extended study permit and started new 2 year program
  • 2022 - 2024 - Finished new 2 year program
  • 2024 - Got 3 year PGWP based on length of second program (despite having a previous refusal back in 2022)
 
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
82,419
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Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
Hi, I completed a 4 year engineering degree, but unfortunately took 2 part time semesters in the middle due to medical reasons. If my PGWP gets refused due to the part time semesters, can I enrol into another 2 year program (and stay full time in the new program), so that I can get approved on my attempt of getting a 3 year PGWP?

For example,
  • 2018 - 2022 - Finished 4 year program (with 2 part time semesters)
  • 2022 - PGWP refused due to part time semesters
  • 2022 - Extended study permit and started new 2 year program
  • 2022 - 2024 - Finished new 2 year program
  • 2024 - Got 3 year PGWP based on length of second program (despite having a previous refusal back in 2022)
Yes, you can.
 
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ashleee

Full Member
Oct 7, 2020
31
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Yes, you can.
Thanks Scylla! I had a follow up question, my first Canadian program was a Bachelor's degree, but for the second one I am looking into 2 year Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas (since the deadline for most master's programs seems to have passed unfortunately). Do you think this would be a problem for the study permit extension? Or would it be fine if, for example, the second program is very different from the first?
 

bac0n14

Star Member
Feb 3, 2022
97
23
Yes, you can.
Interesting.

Can pgwp app be withdrawn even if a student is already working on implied status? If yes, what will happen to the sowp extension that based from it?

Also thinking of taking 2yrs now as the time might not be enough to complete the PR app based on 1yr study.
 

liasova1

Newbie
May 27, 2022
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Can you please let know if there is an update in your application? I am in a similar situation and I just applied for my PGWP.
 
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
82,419
15,514
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
Interesting.

Can pgwp app be withdrawn even if a student is already working on implied status? If yes, what will happen to the sowp extension that based from it?

Also thinking of taking 2yrs now as the time might not be enough to complete the PR app based on 1yr study.
You can try to withdraw the PGWP. Depending on how far along processing is, it may be too late to withdraw and IRCC may decide to complete processing.

I expect the SOWP would be refused if the PGWP is successfully withdrawn.
 

bac0n14

Star Member
Feb 3, 2022
97
23
You can try to withdraw the PGWP. Depending on how far along processing is, it may be too late to withdraw and IRCC may decide to complete processing.

I expect the SOWP would be refused if the PGWP is successfully withdrawn.
Both will be out of status. Would have to apply for visit visa, right?