This is the Interim Work Authorization that IRCC is Sending to the Email
On August 1, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released details for international graduates with expired or expiring post-graduation work permits (PGWPs). On that day, IRCC said it will send email notices to PGWP holders whose documents have expired or will expire from September 20, 2021, to December 31, 2022. The email is supposed to indicate that the PGWP holder is allowed to work in Canada in the interim.
Parsai Immigration Services contacted some PGWP holders who received this email. This is what we found out!
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Interim work authorization
The email just lets you know that you’re allowed to work temporarily in Canada under a temporary public policy.
Those who receive the email can attach it to their PGWP to show their employer that they are authorized to work in Canada.
Who can use this email to work temporarily
According to IRCC, you must be in Canada when you receive the email. Also, your PGWP must have expired or be expiring between September 20, 2021, and December 31, 2022.
If your employer has questions about this email, you can show them this web page:
Who you can work for
The email allows you to work under the same conditions that you already have on your PGWP. Please be aware that if you’re outside Canada you cannot use the email to travel to Canada.
If you don’t get a new open work permit
The purpose of this email is to allow you to start working right away while you apply and wait for your application. By the time your email expires, you should have a decision on your work permit application.
Other measures for foreign nationals with expired or expiring PGWP
The new measures affect applicants in different ways. Here you can find the measures for each scenario and how to apply for this new temporary public policy:
Help for International graduates
For Post Graduate Work Permits or other international student or graduate options, fill out the following form. Alternatively, you can also book a consultation session. If you are not an international student or graduate in Canada, fill out our assessment form.
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Al ParsaiAl Parsai, LLM, MA, RCIC-IRB
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
Adjunct Professor – Queen’s University – Faculty of Law
Ashton College Instructor – Immigration Consulting
Author – 88 Tips on Immigration to Canada
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