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Applying for a post-graduation work permit

As an international student, you may apply for a work permit after you finish your studies. This process is simple and straightforward. Here are the things to keep in mind.

Are you eligible?

To receive a post-graduation work permit, you must have been studying full-time in Canada on a continuous basis.

How to qualify

Exemptions

Before applying for your permit

Do you need to provide your biometrics?

You must provide your biometric data (digital fingerprints and photo) for all new applications submitted within Canada.

If you have already applied for your study or work permit, your biometrics are valid for 10 years.

If you have never provided them before, you must do so when you renew or change your status in Canada.

Important tips

Submit your application online from within Canada.

Save time by paying the fees for biometrics when you pay the application fees.

You will then receive a letter with instructions. At this point, you will need to make an appointment at a Service Canada centre so that your biometrics can be taken. The office closest to HEC Montréal is located at 540 Avenue Beaumont.

See the guide How to give your fingerprints and photo.

 

Applying

You can apply online from within Canada, from abroad or at the US border.

Apply online from within Canada

There is a fee for this service: List of fees

Read the instruction guide

Step 1: Log in or create your MyCIC account by clicking on “Continue to Sign-In Partner” or “Continue to GCKey.”
Forgot your sign-in details? Create a new account by using one of these two ways to sign in.

Step 2: Click on “Apply to come to Canada”.

Step 3: The system will take you through a series of questions.

The form that students complete to request this type of document should look like the one below.


 

You should end up with the below result.

Step 4: At the end of the questionnaire, you will need to upload the required documents. The designated learning institution number for HEC Montréal is O19359011058. You do not have to sign the IMM5710 form.

 

Applying from outside Canada

To apply

 

Applying at the US border

While we do not recommend it, you can apply at the US border. Check the operating hours of the border offices.

Bring the following documents:

After you receive your permit


Need help?

Email us at sae.accueil@hec.ca.

This online summary, dated February 27, 2019, holds no official standing. Changes may occur without notice. Quebec laws and regulations, as well as information emanating from the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, take precedence over this document.

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