When Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced the off campus work permit, may students took a sigh of relief. This program allows students to earn a living and valuable work experience while they study in Canada. It is also an extremely viable way to offset the costs of being a student. To qualify, you basically need to demonstrate your full time enrollment and be a student in good standing. Aside from this, you will also need to demonstrate your basic information as well as meeting other basic criteria for a work permit.
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If you intend to submit an off campus work permit application without the support of a legal representative, here are some things you should keep in mind when submitting your application:
To keep your work permit, you must remain a full-time student at a participating institution and continue to obtain satisfactory academic results. If you are no longer a full-time student, if you move to a non-participating institution, or if you do not maintain satisfactory academic results,you must return your work permit immediately to a local CIC office .
It is illegal for you to work in Canada with an invalid work permit. The work permit will be invalid if you do not meet the eligibility requirements of the Off-Campus Work Permit Program.
Students are not eligible under the program if they:
- held an Off-Campus Work Permit before but did not stay eligible under the program and did not follow the terms and conditions of their work or study permit,
- have a full or partial scholarship or award from
- the Canadian CommonwealthScholarshipPlan,
- the Government of Canada Awards Program funded by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), or
- an award or internship program funded by DFATD,
- have taken part in or received
- the Equal Opportunities Scholarship Program, Canada-Chile,
- Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program or
- the Organization of American States Fellowships Program,
- are registered in programs made up mostly or only of ESL/FSL study, or
- have finished studying and are no longer full-time students.