Foreign nationals in Canada with an expired or expiring post-graduation work permit (PGWP) will have a chance to apply for another open work permit which will be valid for 18 months. IRCC will accept applications from January 27, 2021 to July 27, 2021.
To apply for an open work permit under the public policy, an applicant must
● have a PGWP that expired on or after January 30, 2020, or a PGWP that expires in 4 months or less from the date they apply
● still be in Canada
● have a valid temporary status, or be applying to restore their status
Details on how to apply will be announced on January 27, 2021.