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How many hours can I work while studying in Canada?

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    Lakehead University

    Lakehead University

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    One of the benefits of studying in Canada is the opportunity to work during and after your program while you're studying, you may work up to 20 hours a week. And when you're on break or scheduled holidays, you may work up to 40 hours a week. Be sure to check the conditions of your study permit.

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    Carleton University

    Carleton University

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    All right, time to get to work. This is a great question. International students are eligible to work part time during their studies and full time during their breaks when they are in Canada on a valid study visa. Part time, as defined, is up to 20 hours per week and full time is defined as up to 40 hours per week. Carleton University has an abundance of available jobs on campus for students, as well as connections to the community for students looking to find employment off campus as well.

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    MacEwan University (Canada)

    MacEwan University (Canada)

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    Hi there. The question is, how many hours can I work during my study in Canada, study permit holders can work unlimited hours on campus and 20 hours per week off campus. However, during scheduled break, they are allowed to work full time. For example, Christmas break, reading week and summer break.

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    University of Ottawa

    University of Ottawa

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    As international students, if you decide to work off campus, there is a 20 hours work limit per week or working time. But if you decide to work on campus, for example, participating in a work study program at UOttawa, there's no limit for working time. For more information, check the CIC website.

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