More than 16,000 international students signed the petition to ask for an extension of work permits!
Many international students wish to stay in Canada after they graduate, but they are in trouble during the pandemic. A large number of international students keep their fight for more rights, including extending work permits. Due to the pandemic and economic downturn, students simply cannot find suitable jobs. In addition, the conditions to apply for PR are too strict, so it would be almost impossible for them to stay in Canada.
Over 16,000 international students signed the petition to the Canadian Minister of Immigration Marco Mendicino, requesting the federal government to extend the validity of the Post Graduate Work Permit. Fortunately, the joint petition finally grabbed the attention of IRCC. According to the student representatives, Mendicino responded positively and said that Canada is formulating a policy that will look into extending the work permit validity. Nevertheless, there is no official information on this issue at the moment.