Get a student work permit

Study and work permit holders from visa-exempt countries who received their permit on or before July 31, 2015 will have to get an eTA as of March 15, 2016 to return to Canada. Applicants who get their study or work permit on or after August 1, 2015 will automatically be issued an eTA along with their permit.

It is possible to work in Canada while you are here as a student. In some cases, you will need to apply for a student work permit.

Work on campus

Find information about working at the school where you study.

Work off campus

Find information about working off campus while you study in Canada.

Work as a co-op or intern

Discover how you can work as a co-op or intern as part of your study program.

Stay in Canada after graduation

Learn how you can stay in Canada as a permanent resident or find work after you graduate from school.

Help your spouse or common-law partner find work

Find information about how your spouse or common-law partner can apply to work while you study in Canada.

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