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Full-time off campus work for students extended to April 30, 2024

Immigration Canada made 2 announcements on December 7, 2023, regarding off-campus work. These temporary public policies exempt eligible full-time international students without a work permit from the requirement that they work no more than 20 hours off campus per week during regular academic sessions.

  • The off-campus work hours temporary public policy that was originally announced on October 7, 2022, will now be in effect from November 15, 2022, until April 30, 2024. It was previously set to expire on December 31, 2023. This temporary public policy permits certain students to work off campus for more than 20 hours per week during a regular academic session if IRCC has received their study permit application on or before October 7, 2022.
  • A new off-campus work hours temporary public policy will take effect on January 1, 2024, and will also be effective until April 30, 2024. This new temporary public policy will permit certain students to work off campus for more than 20 hours per week during a regular academic session if IRCC has received their study permit application between October 8, 2022, and December 7, 2023.

Updated instructions: Study permits: Off-campus work

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