Get a student work permit

Changes to the International Student Program came into effect as of June 1, 2014.

Read an explanation of the changes, which include our guide on how to change designated learning institutions.

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.

How-to video

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