On October 7, the honorable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced the temporary lifting of the 20-hour-per-week cap on the number of hours that eligible post-secondary students are allowed to work off-campus while class is in session.
According to an IRCC news release, if you are an International Student and you were allowed to work off-campus for 20 hours per week, you are now allowed to work full-time with no cap on the number of hours until December 31, 2023.
The announcement is part of a series of initiatives issued by the government aiming to benefit international students and graduates. Other measures recently launched include:
- a transition period for those studying online from abroad
- an opportunity for those with expired or expiring post-graduation work permits to get an additional 18-month open work permit.
Are you interested in learning more about these new regulations? Join our online workshop Pathways to Permanent Residency on November 1.