Canada Student Visa

Canada Study visa & Work Permits for Students

Author: Parminder Singh LL.B (Canada)

To be eligible for Canada student visa,

You must have been accepted by a school, college, university or other educational institution in Canada.

You must prove that you have enough money to pay for your,

  • tuition fees
  • living expenses
  • return transportation

You must

  • Satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the expiry of your visa.
  • Not have criminal record and must be of good health. If necessary, you may be asked to provide a police certificate and complete a medical examination.

Work permits for students

Working on campus

You may work on campus at the institution where you study without a work permit if you are a full-time student at a public post-secondary institution, such as a college or university, or a college

Working off campus

Off Campus work permit allows a student to work 20 hours a week. During holidays they can work full time e.g. summer, winter and Spring breaks.

If you want to work off campus while you study on a Canada Study Permit, you must be registered as a full-time student at an eligible post-secondary educational institution participating in the Off-Campus Work Permit Program.

To be eligible for an Off-Campus Work Permit, you must:

  • have a valid study permit
  • study at a participating institution
  • have been a full-time student for at least six of the 12 months preceding the date of your work permit application
  • be in satisfactory academic standing