Students enrolled in full-time studies (part-time only if you are in your last semester) are no longer required to get a work permit to work off-campus. With the study permit, students will be authorized to work off-campus for up to 20 hours per week during their academic session and full-time during regular breaks, such as winter or summer break. The student must be pursuing academic, vocational, or professional training of at least six months leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate at a designated learning institution (DLI).
To be eligible to work in Canada without a work permit, international students must be registered at a DLI and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) from Service Canada. In addition to the above requirements, they must continue to meet the conditions of their study permit.
Students who are participating in general interest or preparatory courses, or studying English or French as a second language (ESL/FSL) are not eligible to work during their course of their study program. Failure to comply with the conditions will subject them to enforcement actions under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR).