Aug 15, 2018 - 08:11 AM
Canada offers a post-graduation work permit to students who have met basic criteria, including studied continuously full-time in Canada for at least eight months, graduated from a post-secondary school, and have a valid study permit at the time you apply for the work permit. The PGWP is a temporary work permit with a time limit. The length of the permit depends upon the length of your study program. It can range from nine months to three years.
You can fill out the PGWP application online or on paper and mail it in. In either case, you must apply for a work permit within 90 days of completion of your study program. If you are not eligible for a PGWP, there are other types of work permits available to you, each with their own set of criteria. You may also pursue permanent residence if you would like to make Canada your home.
Apr 05, 2019 - 12:33 PM
For example, you can enter the U.S. as a nonimmigrant to search for work for a specific period of time. Once in the U.S., you "are restricted to the activity or reason" for which your nonimmigrant visa was issued. If you do get a job in the U.S., you will be required to have the following: a permanent resident card (also known as a green card); have an employment authorization document (work permit); and an employment-related visa which allows you to work for a particular employee.
If you seek to become a permanent worker in the U.S., then you may be able to get "preference" for a worker visa, depending on your skills. However, there are some recent policy changes that can make it more difficult for Canadians to work in the U.S., so make sure you consult existing rules before filing paperwork.
Here is a link to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service's (USCIS) official website.