Canada has recently announced that international students can now study in Canada through online courses at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) and still qualify to stay on and work in Canada through the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP).
Previously, in order to qualify for the PGWPP, foreign students would need to have completed a full-time qualification (diploma, degree or certificate) at a DLI in a program of 8 months or longer. Usually, online courses do not qualify for the PGWPP however due to the pending COVID-19 restrictions Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has decided to allow students to study abroad through their DLI and complete up to 50% of their course and still remain eligible. And because the length of time that your PGWPP is valid usually matches the length of your course studied in Canada, the IRCC has decided that the time spent outside of Canada from the beginning of your fall semester until December 31, 2020, will not be deducted from your PGWPP. Another great change made in light of COVID-19 restrictions is that the IRCC will continue to accept applications for study permits and PGWPs even if the application does not have the necessary supporting documents such as biometrics, medical examinations and travel documents. Your application will simply be put on hold, giving you the time you need to collect the necessary documentation to complete your application. There are more than 640,000 international students currently studying in Canada,
Culled from canadianvisa.org.