I am completing my (2-year) Master's degree in Canada and would like to do an internship in Canada after my Master's degree to see if I would like to continue into industry or instead go back to doing a PhD.
I initially planned to do an internship in Canada between my first and second year of studies but my study permit disallowed full-time work. Now, when I view internship postings online, I see that most of them specify the condition that I must be a "student currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program" or the like. Note that I am looking specifically for research-based or graduate-level internships (not PEY, not co-op).
Given that this clause is present on all Canadian internship postings that were pertinent to me, will companies accept an application from someone who would have graduated by the time they start the internship?
Edit: I will be legally allowed to work for any company after I finish my studies, but cannot work full-time during my degree, hence why I am looking to see if I can do an internship after my studies conclude.
I am also not looking for legal/immigration advice. Mostly wondering if there were others like me, who managed to get an internship offer after graduating in Canada, despite the "currently enrolled" requirement, or if there is someone who knows more about the internship process from behind-the-scenes.