Canada ends major Post Graduation Work Permit loophole: Details inside

03:54 PM | 24 Jun, 2024
Canada ends major Post Graduation Work Permit loophole: Details inside

TORONTO - The government of Canada has announced that foreign nationals can no longer apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) at the Canada–United States border. 

The practice known as 'Flagpoling' occurs when temporary residents of Canada bypass the normal wait times involved in applying for a work or study permit online by leaving the country and then immediately re-entering to receive same-day immigration services.

The practice has now been abolished as the government claims that it consumes resources, urging the applicants to apply in Canada rather than Flagpole.

In an official press release issued on Friday, it was highlighted that the practice takes officers away from enforcement activities, causing delays for travelers and slowing down the movement of goods.

As far as the statistics are concerned, from March 1, 2023, to February 29, 2024, PGWP (Post Graduate Work Permit) applicants represented about one-fifth of the foreign nationals who attempted to flagpole.

As the government has abolished the practice, it has vowed to improve processing times, claiming that they were moving toward a more integrated, modernized and centralized working environment to help speed up application processing globally

Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, commented on the development that while the government continues to support and recognize the contributions of international graduates to Canada’s labour market, ‘flagpoling’ is unnecessary.

'The time and effort required to process applications from ‘flagpolers’ takes officers on both sides of the border away from their crucial role in protecting the safety, security and prosperity of Canadians and Americans. This measure will help prevent this practice, while maintaining the integrity of our immigration system,' said the minister.

It is to be highlighted that to address the concerns of the applicants, the government has announced that it has authorized workers to start working for a new employer right away, rather than waiting to have their new work permit application processed before changing jobs.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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