Work permit without a job offer letter for students in Canada
May, 31st 2008
International students pursuing higher studies in Canada will now be able to obtain a work permit without producing a job offer letter.
Canada has announced changes to work permits for international students who graduate from eligible programs at certain Canadian post-secondary institutes.
International students would be able to obtain open work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program with no restrictions on the type of employment and no requirement for a job offer.
"Open and longer work permits provide international students with more opportunities for Canadian work experience and skills development," Diane Finley, Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration was quoted as saying in a statement.
The increased flexibility offered by the expanded programme will benefit graduates and employers alike as the programme will help international students get important work experience while responding to Canada's labour market needs, the statement issued by the Canadian High Commission said.