CANADA: Limit on off-campus work hours to be lifted temporarily!
Good news to our Canada International students and for our future students!
News release !
It was today announced by the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, that the limitation on the number of hours eligible post-secondary students can work off campus while classes are in session, which had been set at 20 per week, would now be temporarily lifted.
International students studying in Canada who have off-campus job permission included on their study permit will not be subject to the 20-hour restriction from November 15, 2022 to December 31, 2023. This temporary adjustment will also apply to foreign nationals who have already applied for a study permit as of today, providing their application is granted.
“With the economy growing at a faster rate than employers can hire new workers, Canada needs to look at every option so that we have the skills and workforce needed to fuel our growth. Immigration will be crucial to addressing our labour shortage. By allowing international students to work more while they study, we can help ease pressing needs in many sectors across the country, while providing more opportunities for international students to gain valuable Canadian work experience and continue contributing to our short-term recovery and long-term prosperity.” – The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship