Unlike most of its counterparts, Canada provides an off-campus work permit to its students. The work permit is sufficient enough to cover the student’s living expense in Canada. Now, students can study and simultaneously gain work experience in their respective fields.
The Canadian system of education has each semester of four months and thus, provides an exhilarating opportunity to the students with work permit, to work full-time and earn extra money during the four months of summer or winter break. However during regular academic sessions, the work permit allows the students to work up to 20 hours per week.
The eligibility criteria for students to be able to work off-campus:
- The student must be a full-time student and must hold a valid work-permit.
- The student must be enrolled at an institution that is designated, for a post-secondary level course or, in Quebec, a vocational program at a secondary level.
- The academic course or training must eventually lead to a degree diploma or certificate and must last for at least six months.
NOTE: As of February 2, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is no longer issuing confirmation to work off campus documents.