Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada ( IRCC ) has approved the latest policies regarding students working in Canada during their studies. Instead of just 20 hours a week you can now work more than 20 hours a week, this new policy is only applicable until the 31st of December 2023. Extending work hours is a short-term solution to the current labour shortage.
Canada needs international students; however, they are aware of the escalating costs of tuition, food, rent and other necessities. To accommodate and retain the students they have extended the work hours for students. Work in food services, retail or even hospitality is usually restricted, with the new policy there is no restriction on the type of employment or industry.
The requirements to be able to work and study are simple, main principle is you need to be enrolled in a university and if you are working through a semester break, you need to be enrolled to return.
Other requirements include:
- Hold a valid study permit
- Full-time student at a designated learning institution.
- Hold satisfactory academic standing
- Studying for a minimum of 6 months for a degree, diploma or certificate.
- Have a social insurance number (SIN)
An international student is vital for solving the Canadian labour shortage. As a student, you get integrated into the Canadian lifestyle which has experienced higher retention rates. Canada is a top choice for many international students due to the inclusivity of the country along with the safe and secure economy for a stress-free period. Once graduating many students migrate over to the Post-Graduate Work Permit ( PGWP), this permit offers working rights for some time depending on your study duration.
Studying in Canada is a clear win-win for all involved. You can reach your goals in a new country and build a pathway for your prospering future. Enquire with New World Immigration and let one of our consultants provide you with the information you need to get started.