11. Is it possible to work during studies?

Author: Johnson Varughese |

Yes. If an international student has a valid study permit and is studying full-time at a DLI, he or she may work both on- and off-campus without a separate work permit. Study permit holders are allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full time during scheduled breaks.
There is an important exemption to this regulation: students enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) or French as a Second Language (FSL) program are not authorized to work with a study permit.

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