International students can work full-time in Canada until the end of 2023

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International students can work full-time in Canada until the end of 2023

Currently, international students in Canada can work full-time during the academic year. Last month, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced this temporary measure allowing international students to work more than 20 hours a week between November 15, 2022, and December 31, 2023. 

IRCC introduced this measure to help with Canada’s severe labor shortages in retail, hospitality, food services, etc. Around 500,000 international students already in Canada are expected to work more hours with no restrictions on the type of employment.

International students in Canada with a study permit were typically limited to working 20 hours per week.. However, those limits have been temporarily removed by the IRCC, so students can work as many hours as they like until at least the end of 2023.


This statement has been welcomed by the higher education community. Current international students are also happy about it because it gives them more possibilities and significantly more flexible work hours. Many people are hoping that the Canadian government would make this decision permanent even though it is being referred to as a trial project.


Eligibility for Working Hours in Canada

You are allowed to work while studying in Canada if you:


  • carry a present study permit;
  • are enrolled full-time in a recognized educational institution.
  • have enrolled in classes and continue to keep a satisfactory academic status as defined by your institution;
  • are enrolled in a bachelor’s course that is at least six months or a professional training program that results in a diploma or certificate; 


  • hold a Social Security Number (SIN)


This program gives many overseas students greater chances to gain valuable work experience in Canada, which will boost the labor pool available to support Canada’s post-pandemic growth.


The majority of international post-secondary students have the right to work both on and off campus, and this freedom is expressly stated on their study permits. In the past, almost half of Canadian post-secondary international students reported working while attending classes.


To find out more details about “International students can work full-time in Canada until the end of 2023″  you can contact one of our immigration specialists at  Gunness & Associates.


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