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Work-integrated LEARNING • co-op • field placement • field training • industry placement • practicum • clinical placement • practical experience • internship International students CAN WORK Work while STUDYING Students can work under the following conditions: • have a valid study permit for a program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate • full-time student enrolled in a program that is at least six months long • studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program • work up to 20 hours a week while in class • work on- or off-campus • work full-time during scheduled breaks such as reading weeks and breaks between semesters • are NOT English as a Second Language or General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes students Work after GRADUATION After graduation, international students are eligible to apply for a post-graduate work permit of up to three years. This allows you to gain Canadian work experience. This type of work is exempt from HRSDC approval. Students must have a valid study permit and apply within 90 days of graduation (the date your final marks are posted). Guidelines for working in Canada are subject to change by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For the most up-to-date information please check: International students with a valid study permit enrolled in any program with a work portion listed to the left, must apply for a work permit to be able to legally work off- campus during their work-integrated learning experience. Since each opportunity may involve a different employer, the work permit will have conditions stating that Georgian College is the employer and Georgian decides where the student can legally work for the work-integrated learning experience. This permit only allows students to work off- campus in positions related to their program work requirements. Students must have a co-op work permit before they can begin work. 29 | WORKING

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