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July 13, 2021

This Week’s Success Story: Work Permit Issued Under COVID-19 Public Policy for PGWP Holders

Posted by admin - Bellissimo Law Group PC

We were approached by a client who had an expiring Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) and wanted to remain in Canada on an Open Work Permit (OWP). Our client was eligible under the COVID-19 Public Policy allowing PGWP holders inside Canada to apply for a one-time OWP of up to 18 months.

Despite meeting the eligibility requirements, our client was charged with a minor infraction in their country of birth. We were able to successfully argue that the charge did not render them inadmissible to Canada, which the Officer agreed with and issued our client an 18-month OWP! We wish them all the best.