A new flexible Co-op work permit for International Students
Program delivery update: COVID-19 – Students – Co-op work permit
Your dreams of completing your studies in Canada will come true once you acquire the study permit. The best thing about studying in Canada is that you can work simultaneously while completing your post-graduate course. As per the latest program delivery update, international students can board flights to Canada for higher studies and work by presenting a negative COVID-19 test report. After arriving in Canada, everyone is supposed to follow the 14-days isolation or quarantine period.
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What is a Co-op work permit?
If you wish to work and study at the same time in Canada, you must get a co-op work permit. However, the co-op work permit will only be relevant if your work is integral to your courses, like an internship. By acquiring it, you can work full-time and continue to attend lectures or exams at your designated learning institution or DLI. The co-op permit will be valid for the same duration as your study permit, and without getting this permit, you would not be permitted to work full-time.
How to get or apply?
Ideally, you should apply for your co-op permit after receiving the university’s acceptance letter, which specifies that the co-op program is a part of your course’s curriculum. You should apply for the permit usually before 4 months of the expiry date of your work permit. You can apply for the permit online and fill out the registration form, where you will have to fill in details about your address, education, etc. You will also have to pay for the biometrics processing fee before submitting your co-op application form. To improve your chances of getting selected by your school for the co-op program, it is necessary to score high PNP points.