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Post Graduate Work Permit Processing Time (PGWP)

Ravi614

Full Member
Dec 7, 2018
45
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Hi everyone, applied on December 18th, eligibility review started on January 11th and approved on January 12th. ( Without biometrics). I wish everyone good luck
 
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drsamu

Member
Dec 10, 2020
10
7
Hello everyone! My pgwp was aproved today for three years. My eligibility started yesterday, I checked today and saw it has been approved even though I didn't recieve any email.

Applied: Dec 25
Approval: Jan 12

I applied in Toronto with unofficial transcript and LOE.
Congratulations. May I ask what was the reason you added LOE ?
 
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Sid31893

Newbie
Dec 8, 2020
4
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You might be getting really anxious waiting for so long...
Hello Everyone
Today I got approval of my PGWP for 3 years.

27 June 2020 : Applied PGWP
11 January 2021 : Reviewing Application
12 January 2021: Application approved.

It takes almost 6.5 months and it is crazy.
Anyone who is waiting their approval just patience and call IRCC everyweek and remind them.

This forum is very helpful and informative.

Thank you so much everyone.
Always hopeful.
Cheers.
 

captainarabiia

Champion Member
Mar 17, 2015
1,629
242
Bahrain
Visa Office......
Riyadh Visa Office
App. Filed.......
22-02-2018
Passport Req..
11-03-2018
Hello everyone! My pgwp was aproved today for three years. My eligibility started yesterday, I checked today and saw it has been approved even though I didn't recieve any email.

Applied: Dec 25
Approval: Jan 12

I applied in Toronto with unofficial transcript and LOE.
Wow, that's record processing time !!!
Congrats :)
 

captainarabiia

Champion Member
Mar 17, 2015
1,629
242
Bahrain
Visa Office......
Riyadh Visa Office
App. Filed.......
22-02-2018
Passport Req..
11-03-2018
Hello Everyone
Today I got approval of my PGWP for 3 years.

27 June 2020 : Applied PGWP
11 January 2021 : Reviewing Application
12 January 2021: Application approved.

It takes almost 6.5 months and it is crazy.
Anyone who is waiting their approval just patience and call IRCC everyweek and remind them.

This forum is very helpful and informative.

Thank you so much everyone.
Always hopeful.
Cheers.
Patience is the key. Might be hard seeing approvals of other apps in quick time.


Congrats ;)
 

fooqs

Member
Jan 6, 2020
16
0
Hello everyone! My pgwp was aproved today for three years. My eligibility started yesterday, I checked today and saw it has been approved even though I didn't recieve any email.

Applied: Dec 25
Approval: Jan 12

I applied in Toronto with unofficial transcript and LOE.
Hi did you also submit (later or initially) the official completion letter from the college/university or just the unofficial transcript ?

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(as per requirement)
All you need to apply for a PGWP is
  • an official letter from your school that confirms you’ve completed your study program, and
  • an official transcript, or a copy of your transcript from your school’s website.
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So were you able to get the official letter from school to submit later, or was that not needed ?
 
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KyleXY

Member
Apr 23, 2018
13
18
25
Accra, Ghana
Hi did you also submit (later or initially) the official completion letter from the college/university or just the unofficial transcript ?

---------------------------------------------
(as per requirement)
All you need to apply for a PGWP is
  • an official letter from your school that confirms you’ve completed your study program, and
  • an official transcript, or a copy of your transcript from your school’s website.
--------------------------------------------

So were you able to get the official letter from school to submit later, or was that not needed ?
Yes, I also submitted an official completion letter in my application. So both completion letter and unofficial transcript.
 

Mandeep24

Star Member
Jul 10, 2020
97
20
PLEASE HELP AND ADVISE!!!!!!

My brother applied on 7th February 2020 with complete online application from inside Canada and till this time he doesn't get results. He called and raise webform many time but no specific answer just told that delay dure to covid. He even called his Local MP for help but nothing change.He got GCMS notes which only state poor fingerprints. No special comment by officer or no additional document request by IRCC. So, please advise what should he do to counter this situation. Please tell any other method to speed up process.
 

PillaresEXIMLLP

Star Member
Feb 4, 2020
55
27
Patience is the key. Might be hard seeing approvals of other apps in quick time.


Congrats ;)
That's true it's hard to see some applications get's processed much faster though everyone have to be patient but I believe they really need a better system.. I'm aware that a lot of things are involved when some applications get delayed and some applications get approved faster like the officer the case is appointed to or the processing center the application is being processed at but things can be much more smoother if they implement a better system..

Govt. already knows about the poor system they currently have and Immigration Minister Marco Medicino already acknowledged this issue and mentioned that they will work on implementing a better system and I hope some actions are taken.
 

PillaresEXIMLLP

Star Member
Feb 4, 2020
55
27
PLEASE HELP AND ADVISE!!!!!!

My brother applied on 7th February 2020 with complete online application from inside Canada and till this time he doesn't get results. He called and raise webform many time but no specific answer just told that delay dure to covid. He even called his Local MP for help but nothing change.He got GCMS notes which only state poor fingerprints. No special comment by officer or no additional document request by IRCC. So, please advise what should he do to counter this situation. Please tell any other method to speed up process.
When you contacted your local MP did they take any actions, as the MP has better chance to speed up things and they will get better answer from IRCC then just the GCMS Notes.

One of my friend's PR application was delayed and he contacted his local MP Office and they were able to pull out much more info then that was mentioned on GCMS Notes.
 

Mandeep24

Star Member
Jul 10, 2020
97
20
When you contacted your local MP did they take any actions, as the MP has better chance to speed up things and they will get better answer from IRCC then just the GCMS Notes.

One of my friend's PR application was delayed and he contacted his local MP Office and they were able to pull out much more info then that was mentioned on GCMS Notes.
My brother contact two time last time in December and MP also get same reply that file is in process and they will update the applicant when status changes and they required nothing from applicant side. Means, same answer like it is automated.
 

PillaresEXIMLLP

Star Member
Feb 4, 2020
55
27
My brother contact two time last time in December and MP also get same reply that file is in process and they will update the applicant when status changes and they required nothing from applicant side. Means, same answer like it is automated.
Your Brother Applied for PGWP Work Permit Correct?
 

Mandeep24

Star Member
Jul 10, 2020
97
20
Yes because when he talked to IRCC phone they said there nothing wrong with his application. If it is wrong than they reject it but he should get result by now but no progress and if it is incomplete then they ask for required documents but no action on that even. In GCMS note the last update which is shown was in month of May