Can you work while studying as an Overseas Student in Canada?


Overseas Students in Canada can work in part-time jobs while studying. They are eligible to work for 20 hours during the university semesters off or on-campus. Full-time work is permitted during breaks such as summer or winter vacation. There is no requirement of obtaining the Canada Work Visa for this, as quoted by the CIC News.

Overseas students in Canada who intend to work while studying must:

  • Possess a valid Canada Student Visa
  • Be full-time students
  • Be registered at a Post-secondary level Designated Learning Institution or a Secondary level vocational program if in Quebec
  • Be pursuing studies in professional training, vocational, or academic program leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree with a minimum duration of 6 months

International students in Canada will also require SIN – Social Insurance Number from Services Canada. This is for being able to work or receiving services and benefits from the programs of the government.

The Canada Study Visa becomes invalid 3 months after the study program gets completed. So those who intend to reside in Canada and work after studies will have to obtain a Post-graduation Work Visa. You can always seek help from professional Immigration and Study Overseas Consultants for your Canada Visa options after studies.

The Student Direct Stream was recently launched by Canada for students from India, Vietnam, China, and the Philippines. This is a fast-track Canada Study Visa pathway. The requirements are similar to the normal Study Visa. The language requirements are stricter though as an IELTS band score of a minimum of 6 is required.

Y-Axis offers a wide range of visa and immigration services as well as products to overseas immigrants including Canada Work Visa. We work with Regulated Immigration Consultants in Canada.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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