Can I work while I study in Canada?
You can only work in Canada while studying if you:
If you hold a study permit, you are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week while you have ongoing classes, and up to 40 hours per week during school official school breaks.
However, there are some exceptions: if your program of studies is less than 6 months long, or if your school is not a DLI (Designated Learning Institution), or in case you are not studying a post-secondary program, you cannot work at all during your studies in Canada.
What is Co-op?
Some study programs, both in private and public colleges, may have a portion of their program dedicated to what we call "Co-op". In this period, the students will be able to put what they have learned into practice with supervised full-time work experience, usually remunerated.
A Co-Op it is like an internship that forms an integral part of your studies in Canada. During your Co-Op, you may be allowed to work full-time.
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