More than half of PGWP holders live in Ontario

More than half of PGWP holders live in Ontario

More than half of PGWP holders live in Ontario

 

122,695 international graduates received Post Graduate Work Permits (PGWP) in 2020. Over half of them live in Ontario – 70,335 individuals (57.3%). British Columbia is the second largest province where international graduates reside – 20,625 PGWP holders (16.8%). Quebec was the third in 2020 – 13,405 persons (10.9%). Alberta is a home for 5,965 international graduates (4.9%). Manitoba is the location of the other 4,825 graduates (3.9). 1,865 PGWPs were issued in Saskatchewan (1.5%). In the four Atlantic provinces, IRCC issued 5,320 PGWPs with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick among the regional leaders with 3,085 (2.5%) and 1,265 (1%) PGWPs. Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island attracted fewer postgrads – only 540 and 430 respectively. Finally, the least PGWP-holders reside in Yukon – 95, and the Northwest Territories – 30. No PGWP issued in Nunavut in 2020.

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