Great news for international students in Canada! The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently extended the policy allowing students to work full-time off-campus while classes are in session. This extension, valid until April 30, 2024, brings additional opportunities for both current international students and prospective applicants.
- Extended Full-Time Off-Campus Work Privileges: The IRCC has extended the policy enabling international students to work full-time off-campus while their classes are in session, offering increased flexibility in balancing work and studies.
- Applicable to Current and Future Students: This extension is not limited to current international students already in Canada. Applicants who have submitted study permit applications as of December 7, 2023, are also eligible to benefit from the extended off-campus work privileges.
- More Than 20 Hours Per Week: International students covered by this policy can now work off-campus for more than 20 hours per week until April 30, 2024. This provides them with additional opportunities to gain valuable work experience and supplement their income during their studies.
- Exploring Future Possibilities: The IRCC is actively exploring options for the future of this policy. One potential consideration is expanding the off-campus work hours for international students to 30 hours per week while classes are in session, offering even greater flexibility.
The IRCC's decision to extend the full-time off-campus work policy is a positive development for international students in Canada. Whether you are already studying in the country or planning to apply for a study permit, this extension offers a chance to make the most of your time in Canada. As the IRCC explores future possibilities, stay connected with Balram's Immigration Consultancy for the latest updates and expert guidance on navigating the evolving landscape of Canadian immigration policies.