4. How long does the PGWP last?
The PGWP can be valid for up to three years, depending on the length of the graduate's program of study. If the study program was between eight months and two years in duration, the PGWP will usually be issued for the same length of time (i.e. if a candidate's study program was 18 months, the PGWP would be valid for 18 months). If the study program was two years or more in duration, a PGWP may be issued for three years. Three years is the maximum duration of a PGWP.