Career / Jobs in Canada
Upon graduation, international students are encouraged to obtain Canadian work experience. The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program allows international graduates to obtain a three-year open work permit so that they can stay and contribute to the Canadian work force.
Work for Spouses: There may be work for the spouses of international students while they study in Canada. A student’s spouse or common-law partner may apply for a work permit if the student is a full- time student with a valid study permit at:
Some international students who have graduated in Canada will be eligible for the Canadian Experience Class, which allows them to move in a streamlined fashion from temporary to permanent residence. They will have to meet certain language requirements; have completed at least 12 months of skilled work in Canada that falls under certain classifications (managerial, professional, or technical/skilled); and be planning to live in provinces other than Quebec.