One of the biggest advantages of choosing Canada for one’s further studies, is the ability to work along with one’s studies. As per current rules most students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours in a week while school is on and can even work full-time during scheduled breaks like the summer break or the Christmas break. The condition allowing one to work in Canada is listed with The Study Permit.
Certain programs or courses in Canada might require the student to work as an in intern or gain some industry work experience as part of the curriculum. A co-op or intern work permit is required before the student can start working on such an assignment. Generally the student can apply for the co-op work permit at the same time that he/she applies for the study permit required for this program. Some of the conditions for a co-op work permit are:
A great prospect for students to enter Canada for their studies and then gain an early integration into the Canadian Job Market. If the student pursued a course from a Designated Learning Institute (DLI) and the course or program being pursued by the student was PGWP eligible then the student can apply for a PGWP within 180 days of receiving one’s final marks. View the list of DLIs with PGWP eligible programs. The student can also start working without the employer having to go through the process of obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). If the Study Permit is likely to expire before getting the final marks for the program then the student must either leave Canada before applying for PGWP or apply for an extension to stay in Canada (apply for visitor record) before applying. At the time of applying for a PGWP:
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