If you are a full time student taking a certificate, diploma or degree program and you are a holder of a study permit, you are able to work on or off campus for 20 hours per week.
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You must have one of the following conditions or remarks on your study permit in order to work on or off campus:
- “May work 20 hours/week off-campus or fulltime during regular breaks if meeting criteria outlined in section 186(v) or IPRP.”
- “May accept employment on or off campus if meeting criteria eligibility criteria as per R186(f), (v) or (w).”
- “Must cease working if no longer meeting these criteria.”
If your study includes a co-op or work placement, all international students are required to apply for a co-op work permit as well as a study permit.
You must submit the application for a co-op work permit alongside the study permit.
This document will allow you to work up to 40 hours per week during your co-op/ work placement and you need to present the permit before your co-op component starts.