Can I Stay in Canada After I Graduate?

Are International Students Covered by Canada’s Healthcare System?

All international students in Canada must have healthcare coverage. Certain provinces allow international students access to Canada’s public healthcare system. Students in provinces that do not offer health coverage must buy private health insurance. All Canadian schools offer health insurance plans for international students.

Can I Stay in Canada After I Graduate?

Canada makes it easy for international students to become permanent residents if they want to remain in the country.

The Post-Graduate Work Permit allows international students to stay in Canada and work for up to three years after graduating. After working in Canada for one year, international graduates may be eligible to apply for permanent residency.

To apply for a PGWP, you need to prove that you have respected all the conditions of your study permit. Studying must have been your primary activity during your time in Canada.

A PGWP is typically granted for the same duration as your studies in Canada.