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Work during your studies

Work during school

Whether you choose to work on or off-campus, make sure you understand the requirements.

Work on-campus

Am I eligible?

You may work on-campus at the institution you are attending without a work permit if:

  • you are a full-time student at an eligible post-secondary institution; and
  • you have a valid study permit

For more information about working on-campus, contact your post-secondary institution's international education office .


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Work off-campus

Am I eligible?

You may be able to work off-campus without a work permit while completing your studies if:

  • you are a full-time student
  • you have a valid study permit
  • you are enrolled at an eligible post-secondary institution and
  • you are studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate that is at least six months in duration
?

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Co-op and internship programs

Some programs include work experience as part of the curriculum. You must apply for a work permit to participate in co-op or internship programs.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for a work permit if:

  • you have a valid study permit
  • your intended employment is an essential part of your program of study
  • your employment is part of your academic, vocational or professional training program offered by an eligible institution, certified by a letter from your institution
  • your co-op or internship does not form more than 50 per cent of the total program of study
?

How do I apply?

Apply online

  1. Determine if you are eligible for a work permit.
  2. Follow the steps to complete your application online.

Apply on paper

  1. Download the application package .
  2. Complete the application and provide the required documentation.
  3. Mail the application form and documents to the address included in the application.

Student Work Permit


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Last updated: Oct 27, 2016