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PGWP question

echelon99

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Hi all,

I finished my classes on Dec 2015 (it was a 28 month masters program). My current study and work (co-op) permit allows me to stay in Canada until March 31st.

I applied for PGWP today from within Ontario, Canada. I applied online. Seeing as it probably won't make the 6 week deadline, what are my options at this point?

I obviously can't stay in Canada after March 31st unless the work permit comes in. (Can I?)

Can I ask for an extension?

Can I call CIC and discuss with them? And if so, what is the best option to reach them?

Thanks all!
 

chechi_298

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Oct 23, 2013
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You can certainly remain in Canada after March 31st IF you apply to "change the condition and remain in Canada as a visitor". What this essentially means is that you will be changing your status from student to visitor until your PGWP application is approved. During this time, you will not be allowed to study or work but will remain in status without having to leave the country.

BTW, In your to application to change the condition and remain in canada, I would suggest you include a letter explaining to the VO, that you have submitted an application for PGWP and you're simply seeking visitor status until that initial application has been approved.

Goodluck! Hope this helps
 

PMM

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HI

echelon99 said:
Hi all,

I finished my classes on Dec 2015 (it was a 28 month masters program). My current study and work (co-op) permit allows me to stay in Canada until March 31st.

I applied for PGWP today from within Ontario, Canada. I applied online. Seeing as it probably won't make the 6 week deadline, what are my options at this point?

I obviously can't stay in Canada after March 31st unless the work permit comes in. (Can I?)

Can I ask for an extension?

Can I call CIC and discuss with them? And if so, what is the best option to reach them?

Thanks all!
1. You can remain in Canada until you get a decision on your PGWP, it is called implied status
 

echelon99

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Jun 5, 2012
349
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Colombo, Sri-Lanka
Category........
Visa Office......
CHC-Colombo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
24-05-2013
IELTS Request
8.0 overall
File Transfer...
24-05-2013
Med's Request
28-06-2013
Med's Done....
01-07-2013
Passport Req..
19-07-2013
VISA ISSUED...
24-07-2013
Thank you! What documents can I get to show implied status?
 

Nas_AA

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Jul 15, 2014
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You dont need any documents to show you are in implied status. Only important thing is you can't travel outside the country cause your Implied Status will be removed.