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How to Work While Studying in Canada

By Casey March 2, 2018 (Updated July 20, 2020) 2 min. read
Work on a Study Permit

In Canada, foreign/international students whom are studying may also work on or off campus while doing so as long as they have a valid study permit.

In order for an international student to be qualified to work during their studies, they must:

Once the student does not meet the requirements in Canada, they must stop working on that day unless otherwise authorized to do so by applying for a Canada work permit.

 

Who is eligible to work off-campus?

You may work off-campus without a work permit if you:

If you are no longer a full-time student, you may still work off-campus if you:

You and your employer must make sure you are eligible to work off-campus without a work permit before you start working. If you start working off-campus but don’t meet the requirements, you may be asked to leave Canada.

 

Who is not eligible to work off-campus?

Even if you are a full-time student at a DLI, you may not be allowed to work off-campus without a work permit. This is the case if you are:

If one of these apply to you, you need to get a valid work permit to work in Canada.

 

How many hours are you allowed to work on a student visa?

If you qualify to work off-campus, you can work up to 20 hours per week:

You can work full-time:

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