Instructions addressing students who only require a part-time course load in their last academic session to finish their program of study have been clarified. These students may work full-time during the regularly planned break before their final semester and up to hours per week off-campus during their final academic session, provided they have maintained full-time status throughout their program of study.
Certain students can work off-campus without a work permit. During a regular academic session, they can work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) and full-time during regularly arranged breaks between academic periods.
Criteria for eligibility
International students do not need a permit to work off-campus if they have the following checks:
- They have a valid study permit
- They are full-time students at a Designated Learning Institution
- They are enrolled in a post-secondary academic, vocational, or professional training program or a secondary vocational training program in Quebec.
- The study program lasts at least six months and leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate.
Here’s all you need to know about the kind of jobs students can do up to 20 hours a week: