Work In Canada
Various colleges and universities in Canada offer co-op or internship programs, which allow students to gain work experience as a part of the curriculum. Anyone who wishes to join such a program would need a Work Permit along with a Study Permit.
To qualify for a Co-op Work Permit:
- The student must have a valid Study Permit;
- The intended employment must be essential to complete the program of study;
- The program of study must be offered by a Designated Learning Institution and be part of the academic, vocational or professional training program offered.
Note: The student must apply prior to expiration of the Study Permit. Also, applicants are ineligible for this work permit if they are studying English or French as a second language (ESL/FSL), or they are studying general interest or preparatory courses. To have a valid application, internship or co-op employment cannot exceed 50% of the total program of study. Acceptable proof could include a letter from the school you are attending or a copy of the school curriculum.