Ask the ExpertStudy Work Permit
Leah Enright asked 10 months ago

Hello, 
We have an employee who has a study work permit. This employee is classified as a part-time employee, however, I noticed they are working full-time hours. Is there any legal guidance in regards to how many hours a part-time employee on a study work permit can work? 

1 Answers
Glenn Demby Staff answered 10 months ago

I know very little about immigration law, however, the government says that “as of June 1, 2014, certain students can work off campus without a work permit [R186(v)]. They can work part time (up to 20 hours a week) during a regular academic session and full time during regularly scheduled breaks between academic sessions.” Here’s a link to the full guidance. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/study-permits/campus-work.html