Graduating Students

Congratulations! You are in the last steps to graduate. 

Please revise all resources available to guide you.


Find about program requirements, program changes, PhD Comprenhensive Exam, Steps to graduate and degree competition deadlines in the Program Guidelines.


The University of Waterloo community gathers twice a year to celebrate the awarding of degrees at convocation. Faculty, staff, students, and their families/guests get together for this very special event. Honorary degrees are also presented at these ceremonies.

Job and Career Resources

The Centre for Career Development can help you build a meaningful future. Whether you are a student (undergrad or graduate), postdoctoral fellow, alum, or employee — we can help you explore opportunities. Our career advisors are available to support you in mapping your career route. If you're seeking career planning advice, career management strategies or graduate and professional school preparation, we can help.

Join the Recent Alumni Council Committee

The Recent Engineering Alumni Council (REAC) consists of Waterloo Engineering alumni, selected to maintain a support infrastructure for young alumni (graduates of the last decade), promote a lasting community of Waterloo Engineering alumni, and support our current engineering students. Visit resources for alumni.

Apply for the PGWP

As an international student, you have many opportunities to gain valuable work experience in Canada once you graduate. A post-graduation work permit (PGWP) application may be an option after your degree if you continuously studied full-time in Canada, with the exception of part-time registration in your final term, and meet the other eligibility criteria. A job offer is not one of the application requirements. 

Find all the support and resources to apply with the Immigration Consultants in the Student Success Office. 

Pathways for Permanent Residency in Ontario

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How to Become a Professional Engineer in Ontario

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