The announcement of a second PGWP extension is excellent news for international graduates who are looking to stay and work in Canada after completing their studies. The new extension will provide eligible graduates with an additional opportunity to obtain an open work permit that is valid for up to three years, allowing them to gain more valuable work experience in Canada.

While details on the specific eligibility requirements and application process for the second PGWP extension have not yet been announced, it is expected that the new extension will be similar to the one launched in January 2021.

It’s worth noting that the first PGWP extension program was well received by international students and institutions, and the addition of a second extension will likely be seen as another positive step towards attracting and retaining international talent in Canada.