BC extends international student post-grad program to private educational institutions

February 24, 2011

The BC government announced Tuesday a new pilot project that will give foreign students at some provincial private educational institutions the opportunity to gain Canadian work experience following graduation. The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program allows students who have graduated from an eligible program at a PSE institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience. Under the program, graduates can apply for open work permits for up to 3 years, depending on the length of time they studied. Until now, only foreign students at public universities and colleges and private degree-granting institutions were eligible to apply. BC News Release