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After Graduation

Congratulations on graduating from Laurier! There are a variety of options available to you now, whether you want to continue your education or start working right away. We're here to help you determine what your next step might be, so contact us if you have any questions.

Working After Graduation

After you have completed your degree requirements to graduate from the Laurier, you may work in Canada for up to three years. To do this you must obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) from the Canadian government within 90 days of completion of your degree requirements. Be sure to check if you are eligible for a PGWP before you apply. You do not need a job offer to obtain a work permit. 

To apply for your post-graduate work permit, you will likely need the following documents:

  • Copy of a valid study permit.
  • Letter of completion from Laurier that states the length of your program.
  • Copy of your passport, including the bio-data page plus any pages with stamps, visas or markings.
  • Passport-style digital photo (if you are applying online).

Postgraduate Study Options

If you want to continue your education, Laurier offers a variety of graduate programs for you to consider. Take some time to review the programs available, including the admission requirements and program options. All policies and procedures relating to graduate studies are overseen by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Graduate Students' Association acts as an advocate for all graduate students on campus.

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies, our graduate admissions toolkit will take you through what you need to do to apply. The Career Development Centre is available to help you with your application.

Laurier Alumni

As a Laurier graduate, you are now part of the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association (WLUAA). As a member of the alumni association, you are part of a global community of more than 100,000 Laurier graduates who live and work around the world. You are automatically enrolled in the alumni association – there’s no paperwork to fill out and no fees to worry about. Best of all, as alumni, your benefits are for life!

The alumni association makes it easy for you to stay #LaurierForLife after graduation:

Continued Career Support

The Career Development Centre continues to be a valuable resource for you and, as a Laurier graduate, you will have lifetime access to the services offered. Book an appointment or stop by during drop-in hours for guidance and support in developing your career path, whether it's in Canada or around the world.

Immigration Information

Find out what options are available to you if you want to stay in Ontario or Canada after graduation.