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Extending working hours for students

Alongside the cost-of-living requirement, IRCC also announced that it is extending the waiver on the 20 hours of work per week cap for international students until April 30, 2024.

The measure was first introduced on November 15, 2022, and was set to last until December 31, 2023. It gives students the opportunity to work more than the usual 20 hours per week while class is in session.

Students may be eligible to work while studying in Canada if they:

  • hold a valid study permit;

  • Are studying full-time at a designated learning institution;

  • have started studying and remain in satisfactory academic standing as determined by their institution;

  • are studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program that is at least six months in duration and leads to a degree, diploma or certificate; and

  • have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

Additionally, as part of today’s press conference, Minister Miller also made two Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) related announcements.

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