Canada to make it easier for International Students to work off-campus

International Students,work off-campus

Canada announced that it is to remove a contentious rule that bans international students from working more than 20 hours a week while they study in Canada. If you are an international student, and you need to work while you are studying at university, here is what you need to know.

Starting November 15 2022, until December 31 2023, if you’re an international student and have a study permit with off-campus work authorization, there will no longer be any limit on the hours you can work.

You can benefit from this change if:

✔️ your study permit has already been issued

✔️ your study permit has been approved but you have not arrived in Canada yet

✔️ you submitted a study permit application before October 7, 2022, and are awaiting approval

This measure will provide many international students with a greater opportunity to gain valuable work experience in Canada, and will increase the availability of workers to sustain Canada’s post-pandemic growth. With more than 500,000 international students already in Canada available to potentially work additional hours, this temporary change reflects the important role international students can play in addressing our labour shortage, while continuing to pursue their studies. Study permit holders are still expected to balance their study and work commitments, as those who stop studying or reduce course loads to only study part-time are not eligible to work off-campus.

International students contribute to our country in so many ways. They enrich our communities, and play a crucial role in growing our economy.

International Students,work off-campus

Sean Fraser

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