Working in Canada, entry documents, getting a SIN: Q&A

Working in Canada

Are you an international student looking to work in Canada?

If so, watch one or more of these instructional videos first and then join us for the Q&A session covering the topics listed below.

How to Apply for a New Entry Visa (TRV) from Inside Canada

Visa Renewal Part I: Introduction & Required Documents (14 minutes)

Visa Renewal Part II: The Online Eligibility Questionnaire for a Visa Application (24 minutes)

Visa Renewal Part III: Completing a Visa Application Form IMM [5257] (20 minutes)

Topics covered

  • Your legal rights and obligations when it comes to working in Canada.
  • The different types of work permits/work authorizations.
  • Eligibility criteria for: on-campus employment; off-campus employment; co-op work permit; and post-graduation work permit.
  • Applying for a new entry visa from inside Canada after getting a post-graduation work permit.
  • The maximum hours that an international student is allowed to work during the academic year (Fall and Winter)
  • Eligibility criteria for working full time during scheduled breaks (Winter and Summer breaks)
  • Working between the gap period between the first and second degree (for students who plan to enroll in a second degree/program).
  • Working during the transition period from student status to worker status.
  • Getting a social insurance number (SIN).

Workshop dates and times

March 8 | 10:00 – 11:00 am | Register

March 16 | 10:00 – 11:00 am | Register

March 24 | 2:00- 3:00 pm | Register

Presented by the Centre for International Experience.

Getting a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Service Canada is hosting a live webinar for international students to learn the application process to get their Social Insurance Numbers (SIN). Service Canada staff will walk us through the process of applying for a SIN online and will also provide an overview of Service Canada programs, services and available benefits.

When: March 10 | 2:00- 3:00 pm | Register

Meeting information will be emailed to registrants on the day of the session. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

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