Canada has been experiencing chronic labour shortages, therefore Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has unveiled a new interim remedy. According to Fraser, this will make it possible for the nearly 500,000 international students now studying in Canada to increase their hours of employment.
Students from outside of Canada who are in the country on a valid study permit will be able to work more than 20 hours per week off-campus from the start of the academic year to the end of the academic year (November 15, 2022 – December 31, 2023) if they are enrolled full-time.
Foreign nationals who have already applied for a study permit prior to today will be eligible for this interim solution as well. If their application is accepted by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, they will be eligible for these benefits as well.
Minister of Immigration Sean Fraser made the announcement the 7th of October’22 in Ottawa, Canada.
According to Mr. Fraser, the goal of this action is to address the nationwide shortage of workers.
Canada is experiencing a historic labour shortage despite a historically low unemployment rate. Statistics Canada further added that the jobless rate in Canada dropped to 5.2% in September from 5.4% in August.
If you are an international student planning to study in Canada, you may be able to receive a work permit that allows you to work off-campus for up to 20 hours per week. During official breaks like summer and winter vacations, this restriction is waived. Aiming to keep overseas students’ attention on their studies rather than on finding employment in Canada, this strategy makes it possible for them to support themselves financially. However, with almost a million unfilled jobs, the Canadian government has temporarily relaxed this requirement.
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