On February 12th, 2014
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced new rules for
international students. The new regulations include the
When applicants apply for Study Permits, they must actually be
enrolled in a Canadian program and not just intend to pursue
studies in Canada;
A Study Permit will only be issued to applicants who are
pursing studies at an educational instruction that has been
designated to receive international students. The
educational institutions to receive this designation will be
determined by the provinces and territories in the coming
Study Permits valid for 6 months or more will
automatically allow a student to work off-campus for up to 20 hours
per week during the academic session and full-time during school
break without the need to apply for a separate Work Permit;
Only international students at secondary schools or designated
institutions may apply for Co-Op Work Permits if the co-op
placement is an integral part of their course of study.
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