For COVID-19 related information, please note, as information can change without notice, for the most current immigration information, always visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website and the Government of Canada website.
Update: Eligibility criteria for temporary lifting of 20-hour limit for off-campus work
On October 7, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that the 20-hour-per-week limit on off-campus work will be lifted for eligible international students, effective from November 15, 2022 to December 31, 2023. According to the policy details released by IRCC, students must have submitted their study permit application (including extensions) on or before October 7, 2022 to benefit from this temporary measure.
International students must continue to meet all eligibility requirements to legally work off campus, including a valid study permit and full-time enrolment in academic terms.
For more information, review:
- IRCC website: Work off campus
- On this page, click section for "I want to work off campus" to expand details.
Information on this page has been reviewed by Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) and Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIA) in compliance with the Government of Canada's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
If you are not an international student, UVic provides additional immigration information for the campus community at the UVic Immigration web page.
Please be aware that information can sometimes change without notice. For the most current information, always refer to the following websites:
Full-time enrolment definitions at Continuing Studies at UVic