It was announced back in the April month of 2022 that the open work permits will be extended for postgraduate students so that they can work and stay back in Canada. Since then there has been no update on the status. The immigration ministry has said that the delays are being caused because of some technological issues caused at the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). They are looking for replacements currently and will soon try to solve the issue. However it wasn't revealed what status the international students get under the new work permit. Initially the work permit was applicable for students whose permits had expired from January 31 to December 31, 2022, was later amended to include those with expired permits as far back as September 20, 2021.