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Working when on study permit:

Please note that you can only start working in Canada when you start your study program, and you can not do it before.

On-campus:

 

You can work on your school campus, without a work permit, if you:

  • are a full-time post-secondary student at a:

    • public post-secondary school, such as a college or university, or CEGEP in Quebec

    • private college-level school in Quebec that operates under the same rules as public schools, and is at least 50% funded by government grants, or

    • Canadian private school that can legally award degrees under provincial law

  • have a valid study permit, and

  • have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

 

For information: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work/work-on-campus.html

 

Off-campus:

You can work for up to 20 hours a week during the studies and full time during scheduled breaks in the school year if :

 

For  information: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work/work-off-campus.html#who-can

 

Work as a co-op student or intern

 

Some study programs include work experience as part of their curriculum. You can apply for a co-op or intern work permit if:

  • you have a valid study permit

  • work is required to complete your study program in Canada

  • you have a letter from your school that confirms all students in your program need to complete work placements to get their degree, and

  • your co-op placement or internship totals 50% or less of your study program

For  information: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work/intern.html

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