Now, you can study & work in Canada
Studying in Canada just got better. Under a series of new federal-provincial agreements, various provincial governments have now allowed off-campus work permits for international students. Earlier, students were restricted to work only on campus. Even better is the new provision which allows them to work in a field related to their study outside Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver, for up to two years after graduation.
“After the provinces sign the deal, implementation will depend on each of them,” says Trudy Kernighan, counsellor (immigration) India, Nepal & Bhutan at the Canadian High Commission here. While the programme has not yet been implemented, provinces are working out details so that it takes off as soon as the funds come through.
Quebec is one of the first provinces to open its doors to off-campus work for international students in all regions of the state, including Quebec City and Montreal. Nearly 100 institutes of higher education in Quebec will be eligible to take part in the programme.