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International students in Canada can work while they study, but they need to obtain a student work permit before they begin work.
Temporary residents in Canada may need to get a work permit to work in Canada while they study. Students have a few options for working while they study.
Anyone who has a valid study permit who attends a public or private college or university in Canada can work on campus as long as they remain full-time.
Private universities need to operate on the same rules as public institutions for this to be valid.
If you no longer meet the requirements listed above, it is important to stop working immediately.
You may be able to work off-campus without a work permit if you meet the following requirements:
Co-op students or interns need to get a work permit in order to work in Canada. Requirements include:
To be eligible for a work permit you will need to
The form used to apply for a work permit with a study permit is Form IMM 5710, Application to Change Conditions, Extend my Stay or Remain in Canada as a Worker.
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