Post-graduation Work Permit

Post-Graduation Work Permit Online Application

Step1: Plan in Advance (3-8 months before finishing your program)

  • Attend one of the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) workshops
  • Apply to Graduate through the UWinsite Student Portal

Step2: Preparation (After finishing your final exams)

Step3: Review & Submit Application (After finishing your final exams)

  • Make an appointment on mySuccess with an International Student Advisor to review the application.
  • Upload application forms and supporting documents
  • Pay & submit the application 
  • Save a copy of the application form and supporting documents for your future reference 
  • Save a copy of your application confirmation

Step4: Application Status/Decision

  • Contact IRCC call centre (1-888-242-2100) for the application update if it takes longer than the regular processing time
  • Make an appointment on mySuccess with an International Student Advisor if the application is refused or additional documents are required
  • Once you receive the work permit, you can apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). 


Proof of Completed Studies

Proof of Identity

  • A valid passport
  • A valid study permit 
  • Recent passport-size photo

Medical Report (if applicable)

  • You might be required to take a medical exam if you intend to work one of the jobs that require a medical exam. 
  • An E-medical Receipt may be required if you have done a medical exam within the last 12 months or have lived in a designated country that requires a medical exam for more than 6 months in the past 12 months. (Note that Canada is not a designated country.) Note: If you don’t have the e-medical receipt, please draft a simple explanation letter and upload to the medical report field.


  • When you apply for a PGWP, you must pay $100 CAD open work permit holder fee and $155 CAD work permit processing fee. 
  • $85 Biometrics fee (if applicable)

Letter of Explanation (optional)