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Post Graduate Work Permit Processing Time (PGWP)

mhoang

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Feb 6, 2020
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my turn to share my story,

I applied for the PGWP on July 18 and got ejected on November 12, 2019 because I forgot to submit my transcript which they requested on November 4, 2019.

I went to my university to seek help with an immigrant agent and she suggested me to apply for restoration of status (200$) and PGWP(255). But I did a research on my own and found out that I had to restore my status as a student there fore I had to add 150$ for study permit holder.so I paid for 255$ for PGWP and 350 for study permit+ restoration.

Note: I put all the forms for the restoration of status in the client information section because I couldn’t apply for restoration of status as a student+PGWP online. That was the only way to do it online

Finally, my application got approved yesterday.
I'm so glad for you! This process really is a live and learn experience. May I ask when did you apply for the latest application?
 

Kay2018

Hero Member
Jan 11, 2018
476
72
Newfoundland and Labrador
Category........
WP
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Yes
Guys I have a quick question..
If you're resubmitting your PGWP application after renewal of expired passport due to fact that your first PGWP was approved only for the validity of your passport which is lesser than the 3 years you're entitled to, do you pay the processing fees all over again?
 

Hassan17

Full Member
Apr 2, 2019
40
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Guys I have a quick question..
If you're resubmitting your PGWP application after renewal of expired passport due to fact that your first PGWP was approved only for the validity of your passport which is lesser than the 3 years you're entitled to, do you pay the processing fees all over again?
I honestly could not find info about that, I would call IRCC tomorrow morning and ask
 

richmond08

Full Member
Jan 4, 2020
34
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Hello All experts,

My course duration is 8 months. May I get one year of work permit or only same duration of my course?

thanks in advance.
Is your program a 1-year program or exactly 8 months only? I believe the officers base their decision depending on the length of your program. For example, 8 months of study but 1-year length of study = 1 year PGWP but if 8 months of study and the length of program = 8 months of PGWP.
 
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LuckyS

Star Member
Aug 9, 2018
59
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Hello Experts,

as my PGWP is taking longer time, its almost 6 months now bt no response and my study permit also expired.. Can i go for flagpoling now??
 

mhoang

Member
Feb 6, 2020
17
4
Saskatchewan
Category........
WP
Job Offer........
Yes
Hello Experts,

as my PGWP is taking longer time, its almost 6 months now bt no response and my study permit also expired.. Can i go for flagpoling now??
I believe you can only flagpole if you have never applied for your PGWP. I would suggest calling the IRCC about your case.
 

richmond08

Full Member
Jan 4, 2020
34
14
Sorry to hear what happened to you, it's so unfortunate!
But good to hear you didn't lose hope and it turned out well. Thank you for sharing your story.

Great advice!
No problem, I hope people would learn from my experience.
Also, thank you! It's just sad that there are people who would take advantage of you for their own gain.
 

mhoang

Member
Feb 6, 2020
17
4
Saskatchewan
Category........
WP
Job Offer........
Yes
I called and they said we have to pay again. It is ridiculous as all they have to do is change the date for the expiry of the permit.
It does sucks. But then again it was somewhat your fault for not checking the expiry date on your passport. A new extension always cost you that same amount to extend your study permit and such.

I'm very sorry about your case but I do want to point out such detail. In the end, I think it will all be worth it once you have a stable job. Congrats on finishing your degree and wishing many happy future endeavor to you!
 

Kay2018

Hero Member
Jan 11, 2018
476
72
Newfoundland and Labrador
Category........
WP
Job Offer........
Yes
It does sucks. But then again it was somewhat your fault for not checking the expiry date on your passport. A new extension always cost you that same amount to extend your study permit and such.

I'm very sorry about your case but I do want to point out such detail. In the end, I think it will all be worth it once you have a stable job. Congrats on finishing your degree and wishing many happy future endeavor to you!
fair enough.. thanks anyways..
 

Hassan17

Full Member
Apr 2, 2019
40
7
fair enough.. thanks anyways..
I actually had to wait 2 months to extend my passport ( wait for my country's authorities to send to me ), then I applied directly after I received it. I will never forget the stress while waiting for it lol, like it was unexpected and college never told us anything about that... congrats again on your permit and hope you get a good job soon !