During your study:
If you are a current international student looking to work in Canada, you may require a permit to work:
- off-campus part-time;
- during a co-op or internship placement;
- as research assistant;
- in some volunteer positions; or
- as a post-graduate student.
After your program completion:
Students can apply to get a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) which gives you permission to remain in Canada as a worker and work full-time for up to three years after graduating from a Canadian post-secondary institution.
The criteria may vary depending on your status and your employment plans. Each post-secondary institution has an International Student Office with advisors to help you. Confirm your plans with them before you begin any form of paid or volunteer work.