Students’ associations, unions call for permanent lift of international student work hours cap

Alberta international students and students’ associations are calling on the federal government to permanently lift its cap on work hours. Last year, Canada announced that it would reinstate its cap on the number of hours a week that international students can work and CBC reports that several Alberta students’ associations and unions have responded by calling for the cap to be permanently removed. Alberta Students’ Executive Council Chair Celia Sutton argued that allowing international students to take on more work hours supports their success and financial empowerment.