Obtaining a post-graduation work permit
At the end of your studies, if you wish to work in Québec, you can submit an application for a post-graduation work permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Your post-graduation work permit is valid for up to the same length as your study program. It allows you to work for any eligible employer in Canada.
On June 7, 2022, changes were made to the eligibility conditions for post-graduation work permits for international students enrolled in certain study programs and educational institutions in Québec.
Visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website to know which programs and institutions give access to this type of work permit.
If you decide not to obtain a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) for studies or a study permit, because you had a work permit (or a work authorization while awaiting extension of your work permit) that was issued no later than June 7, 2023 and is still valid, you cannot obtain a post-diploma work permit.
See the federal government page Work in Canada after you graduate for all details.
Costs and time
Last update: November 24, 2023