International Students Will Be Able to Work Off-Campus For Up To 24 Hours Per Week Starting in September 2024

Immigration Minister Marc Miller, announced on Apr 29th that the temporary policy allowing students to work more than 20 hours per week off campus will come to an end on April 30, 2024, and it will not be extended.

Starting this fall, international students can work a maximum of 24 hours a week off campus, down from the current 40 hours during the school year.

He stated that the federal government will restore the weekly work-hour ceiling, which was lifted during the pandemic to allow international students to ease Canada’s labour shortage and reduce the financial burden that students faced amid the rising costs of living.

“It was a successful measure in helping our economy recover from the pandemic and is therefore no longer necessary,” Miller told reporters during a scrum Monday. “To be clear, the purpose of the international student program is to study and not to work.”

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