Working during your studies
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Working during your studies

To obtain the necessary authorizations to study in Québec, you must demonstrate your ability to pay applicable tuition fees as well as your living expenses, without having to work in Québec. Once you are settled in Québec, you may be authorized to work part-time during your studies, subject to certain conditions.

On-campus work and internships

As a foreign student, you may occupy a job on the campus of your educational institution if you have a study permit and are pursuing full-time studies. However, the number of on-campus jobs, including employment as a research assistant or teaching assistant, is limited.

You may also work outside your educational institution if you are completing an internship, whether remunerated or not, that is an integral part of your Québec study program. To work off-campus, you are generally required to obtain a work permit from the appropriate Canadian authorities.

To familiarize yourself with the conditions that apply to these different work scenarios, contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Off-campus work

As of June 1, 2014, new rules will allow certain study permit holders to work off campus without having to obtain a work permit.

For more information on eligibility conditions, contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.


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