Student Visa

Study Permit – The Advantages to Studying in Canada

Studying in Canada can offer you not only an education of top quality but also employment opportunities. The following is an outline of some of the benefits that studying in Canada can offer you:

  • Holding a valid Study Permit allows you to work on campus, without requiring a work permit. If you are attending a degree-granting post-secondary institution, you are permitted to work on campus at that institution if you are a registered as a full-time student. This is an excellent way to gain valuable work experience and earn some extra money while you study!
  • If you would like to work Off-campus while you study in Canada, that is also possible, provided certain conditions are met. If you are a full-time student, attending an eligible post-secondary educational institution participating in the Off-campus Work Permit Program, you can apply for this type of work permit. For those students who wish to work off-campus, permission is usually granted for a maximum of 20 hours per week, while classes are in session. During scheduled breaks, such as the summer and winter breaks, the individual is then permitted to work full-time – what a fantastic opportunity!
  • For those academic programs where work experience is part of the curriculum, foreign students who wish to participate in a co-op or internship program are eligible to apply for this type of a work permit when they are in possession of a valid Study Permit.

The most exciting news for foreign students relates to working after graduation. For those who hold a valid Study Permit, there are great opportunities to stay and work in Canada for a maximum of 3 years, depending on the length of the program. Once certain conditions have been met, including the completion of the program of study & eligibility to obtain the degree, diploma or certificate, the student can then apply for the work permit and work in any field of their choice. No longer does the work permit limit the individual to working only in their area of study. As well, the student does not need to be in possession of an offer of employment in order to obtain a work permit. They are eligible to apply for an open work permit.

This is an amazing opportunity for the foreign student to come to Canada for their post-secondary studies, and to acquire valuable work experience during the course of their studies. Even more appealing is the amazing invitation to work in Canada on an open work permit upon graduation and, once the student has acquired at least one full year of employment experience at the professional level, that individual is able to apply for permanent residence in Canada (See Canadian Experience Class).

In addition to the amazing opportunities offered to the student, please note that their spouse and dependent children may accompany the student to Canada or the family may join them at a later date. Your accompanying children may be eligible to study in Canada and your spouse may even be eligible to work in Canada while you complete your studies!

Do not forget, the costs for foreign students to attend a post-secondary program at a Canadian Institution are significantly less expensive than for student attending college or university in the USA or Europe.

Kindly note that information and/or requirements regarding to apply for a student visa can change at any time and without prior notice.  For the most updated information you can always contact us or refer to the government’s website.

If you would like to study a career or university degree in Canada and would like information about our services and how Primus can help you, please feel free to contact us Monday to Friday 9:00 – 11 am o de 3:00 a 4:45 pm EST at + 1 514 288 3886.

Primus Immigration, Inc. can help you reach your goals and dreams. Do not let these opportunities or time pass you by! If your dreams are to come and study in Canada, please contact us by telephone directly in our Montreal office at + 1 514 288 3886, or by e-mail at It will be our pleasure to assist you because IF CANADA IS YOUR LIFE PROJECT, PRIMUS IS YOUR WAY THERE.