Can I Work While Studying In Canada? | Study Permit

If you are studying in Canada you may eligible to work on-campus or off-campus without a work permit. However, you have to meet the some specific requirements to do so.

Off-campus work:

If you are studying in Canada, you may eligible to work off campus without a work permit. Your study permit allows you to work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions which means you can work up to 20 hours while you are going to school, college, and university full-time.

You can also work full-time when you have full-time schedule breaks, such as winter break, and summer holidays or spring breaks.

In order to qualify for off-campus work you have to have following:

  • You have a valid study permit
  • You are a full-time student
  • You are enrolled in a designated learning institution at the post-secondary level or, in Quebec , a vocational program at the secondary level
  • You are studying in academic, vocational or professional training program that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate that is at least six months in duration.

You do not need to have a work permit to work off-campus work. However, you need to apply for social insurance number. When you apply for social insurance number at service Canada, you may need to provide the confirmation to work off-campus document issued by Citizenship and Immigration of Canada (CIC). In order to obtain confirmation document you have to meet the above requirements.

On-campus work:

You can also work on campus while you are studying and you do not need a work permit. In order to work on campus you have to meet the requirements and those are:

  • You have a valid study permit
  • You are full time student at a public post-secondary institution, or
  • A Canadian private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degree

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