International students, advocates praise temporary stop on 20-hour work week, call for more changes

International students and advocates from Manitoba, Ontario, and Alberta are praising the temporary cancellation of the 20-hour work limit while calling on the federal government to do more, reports CBC. With living costs going up, students stated that the policy would help them make ends meet and gain more job experience during their studies. They also stated that the change would enable them to take part in job and leadership opportunities that require more than 20 hours of work per week. However, students have also called on the government to make the policy permanent and called for improvements to the immigration system such as counting hours worked while attending a postsecondary institution. An immigration lawyer also raised concerns about whether students would have time to work full-time and attend school full-time. CBC| CBC| CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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