New rules that will reduce the potential for fraud or misuse of the program while protecting Canada’s international reputation for high-quality education and improving services to genuine students will come into force on June 1, 2014.
The new rules will:
- limit the issuance of study permits to applicants who will be studying at a designated learning institution, including institutions that are designated by provinces and territories on the basis of meeting minimum standards;
- require students to actively pursue their studies while in Canada; and
- allow full-time international students enrolled at designated institutions in certain programs to work part time off campus and full time during scheduled school breaks without a work permit.
- Studying while in Canada
- Attending a designated learning institution
- Applying for a study permit on or after June 1, 2014
- Changing institutions: your responsibility
- Working off campus
- Work as part of a co-op/internship program
- Applying for a study permit from within Canada