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International Student News (Canada)

The federal government has announced, among other Immigration changes, that International students will be able to work while completing their degrees.

Previously, international students attending institutions in Canada could only hold jobs on their home campus. Now - presumably beginning this fall - students will be able to work wherever they want while attending university.

Also, in a related development, international student visa holders in Canada will now be able to obtain a two year post-degree work visa. Currently, upon completion of one's degree in Canada, international students can quite easily obtain a one-year work extension. Unfortunately for U of T'ers, this second change only affects students outside of Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.

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chickenfeet2003
Apr. 18th, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
Handy for all those overseas students at Nipissing and Laurentian.
aquitaineq
Apr. 18th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
wow really?!? I'm allowed to work 20 hours a week!
owlfish
Apr. 19th, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
I don't know that I was able to work at all when I was living in the UK on the student visa. Not sure. I wonder how recently the UK changed to allowing students to work.
of_remedye
Apr. 19th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
Holy Hannah.

I wish though that it were the other way around. I want to do something this summer that involves hard outdoor labour and no thought, as I'm sure you can appreciate ... ;)
owlfish
Apr. 19th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)
Or that all students everywhere could hold down part-time jobs, that it was a standard permission-pairing.
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