Retroactive to January 31, 2011, eight (8) additional institutions in British Columbia have been found eligible to participate in the recently launched pilot program to expand the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). The additional institutions have received “Education Quality Assurance” (EQA).   
This pilot will be in effect between January 31, 2011, and January 31, 2013, inclusively and may be extended with a mutual agreement between the parties. These dates refer only to the period in which qualifying work permits can be issued and not to the duration of the work permits. The terms of the pilot will apply only to qualifying foreign nationals who have graduated from eligible programs of study at select EQA-designated, private post-secondary institutions in the Province of British Columbia.
Eligible institutions under this pilot program
Degree-Granting Institutions: Alexander College; Columbia College; Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver; Quest University Canada; Sprott-Shaw Degree College; Trinity Western University; University Canada West
Non-Degree Granting Institution: Arbutus College of Communication Arts; Business and Technology; Ashton College; Canadian Tourism College; Centre for Arts and Technology; Eton College; Greystone College; John Casablancas Institute of Applied Arts; Mountain Transport Institute Ltd.; MTI Community College; Omni College; Pacific Audio Visual Institute; Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts; Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute; Sprott-Shaw Community College; Stenberg College; Universal Learning Institute; Vancouver Central College; Vancouver Film School; Vancouver Institute of Media Arts.