Program delivery update: Study permits: Off-campus work – March 12, 2018

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Additional guidance is available regarding the off-campus work program for study permit holders in Canada. Clarification has been provided on the following:

  • determination of full-time status
  • definitions of terms related to the off-campus work program
  • commencement of off-campus work
  • completion of studies as it relates to off-campus work

In addition, the instructions have been expanded in relation to off-campus work authorization:

  • for co-op students
  • for students in their final academic session
  • for students transitioning between programs of study
  • during strikes
  • during optional and regularly scheduled breaks

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