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IRCC to temporarily lift off-campus work hours

From 15 November 2022 to 31 December 2023, international students in Canada who have authorization to work off-campus will not be restricted by the 20-hour-per-week rule. Previously, students with the authorization to work off-campus were permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours per week while class is in session, as well as full-time during scheduled breaks.

This temporary measure will provide international students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in Canada while supporting Canadian employers during Canada’s post-pandemic growth.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will also be launching a pilot project to automate the processing of study permit extensions meeting certain criteria. Specific details have not yet been released.

For more information, contact our office.


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