Canada to Temporarily Allow International Students to Work More Hours to Address Labour Shortage
October 12, 2022
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced a temporary measure allowing certain international students in Canada to work more than 20 hours per week. Full-time international students who are in Canada with valid study permits and the allowance to work off-campus will be allowed to work full-time from November 15, 2022 to December 31, 2023.
Full-time students are typically limited to working no more than 20 hours per week while school is in session. This temporary lift occurs as employers face unprecedented challenges in finding and retaining workers during a period of economic recovery and growth.