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Off-Campus Work Hours for International Students in Canada to be 24 Hours a Week

May 07, 2024

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In a significant development for international students in Canada, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Mr. Marc Miller has announced to increase off-campus work hours. The announcement was made during a press release which was held at the Minister's office in the Foyer of the House of Commons of Canada.

Earlier in October 2022, a temporary COVID-era policy allowed international students to work unlimited hours. However, this policy is set to expire on April 30, 2024. To address the needs of international students, the government has decided to restore the work hour limit to 24 hours per week which will be effective from September 2024.

Until the new policy takes effect, international students will continue to be permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during their academic sessions. However, they will be able to work unlimited during breaks and summer holidays. This will provide them with ample opportunities to support themselves financially.

By implementing this policy, the Canadian government aims to strike a balance between supporting international students' financial needs and ensuring their academic success. The move displays the country’s commitment to attracting global talent and providing them a conducive environment for personal and professional growth during their higher study in Canada.

In conclusion, international students in Canada have welcomed this announcement because it addresses their concerns regarding financial stability and work-life balance. The increased work-hour limit is expected to alleviate some of the financial burdens faced by international students and also allow them to focus more on their studies all while gaining valuable work experience.

So, if you are planning to study in Canada or stay updated on the latest developments, like the increased work hours for international students, reach out to the Canada Team Experts at KC Overseas Education. From shortlisting universities to obtaining a Canada student visa or even finding accommodation, these experts will guide you through the intricate process of studying in Canada.

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