International students working in Canada must obtain a Social Insurance Number (SIN) from Service Canada.
You must have one of the following conditions or remarks printed on your study permit in order to apply for a SIN:
If your study permit does not have one of the above conditions or remarks, you must submit a request for an amendment to your study permit before you can apply for a SIN. There is no fee for this request.
If your study permit states "This permit does not permit the holder to engage in off campus employment in Canada", and you have changed your program of study, you must apply to change the conditions of your study permit and pay the applicable fee.
For information about applying for a SIN, including required documents, please visit: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sin/apply/how.shtml.
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Full-time registered students may work on campus without a work permit if they meet the following requirements:
You must stop working on-campus on the day you no longer meet the above eligibility requirements (e.g., if you are no longer a full-time student.) For more information please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-oncampus.asp
Study permit holders in Canada may gain work experience by working off campus while completing their studies. As of June 1, 2014, students may qualify to work off campus without a work permit. If you qualify, your study permit will allow you to:
To qualify, you must:
International Students who are required to complete a field placement, internship, co-op or clinical placement as part of their studies must have a Co-op Work Permit, even if it is unpaid work, and whether it is on or off campus. You will learn if you need this permit by checking your Fleming offer letter to see if there are hours listed under the “Internship/Work Practicum” section.
We encourage students to follow the instructions in their offer package and apply before coming to Canada, while applying for your study permit and visa. It is free and will be issued at the border with your study permit when you arrive.
If you are in Canada and need a co-op work permit, you can learn more here about applying from within Canada.
For more information about co-op work permits, please visit:
Students who complete their program of study at Fleming College successfully may be able to apply for a Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWPP). The PGWPP allows students to gain valuable Canadian work experience.
A work permit under the PGWPP may be issued for the length of the study program, up to a maximum of three years. A post-graduation work permit cannot be valid for longer than the student's study program, and the study program must be a minimum of eight months in length.
To determine if you meet the eligibility requirements to apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad-who.asp.
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