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Study Visa (Canada)

Most students studying for more than 6 months in Canada will need a Canadian Study Permit, as Canadian student visas are known. Students studying for 6 months or less do not need a Study Permit, but will need to apply for one if they wish to extend their studies or begin another course after their initial studies end.

Canadian Study Permits allow full time international students in Canada to work on or off campus for up to 20 hours per week.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Canadian study permit applicants must have a confirmed place to study at a designated organisation in Canada, such as a Canadian university, community college, collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP), publicly funded trade or technical school, or a private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees.

Additionally, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Eligibility

From June 1st 2014 Canadian Study Permit holders who meet the eligibility criteria have been allowed to work on or off campus without the need for a separate work permit.

Students who meet the following criteria may work for up to 20 hours per week during term time, and full time during academic holidays:

Exceptions

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