IRCC to increase permitted work hours per week for international students

The Government of Canada Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marc Miller has announced that a temporary policy around work hours for international students will not be extended, but a new policy will be introduced in the Fall. The temporary policy, which comes to an end today, allowed students to work more than 20 hours per week off campus. This Fall, students will be able to work up to 24 hours per week off campus during the academic year. “As international students arrive in Canada, we want them to be prepared for life here and have the support they need to succeed,” said Miller. “However, first and foremost, people coming to Canada as students must be here to study, not work.”

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