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VCC International

Working in Canada

International students at Vancouver Community College may be eligible for the following work in Canada if they are enrolled in full time programs that meet the necessary length requirements:


Work Off-Campus

As an international student you will have the opportunity to gain invaluable Canadian work experience and practical job skills.

International students are eligible to work part-time up to 20 hours per week during their studies and full-time during program vacations and breaks provided they meet the following conditions:

  • Have a valid study permit
  • Are enrolled in full-time study in a VCC certificate, diploma or degree program that is at least six months in duration
  • Maintain satisfactory academic standing in their program of study

Important: International students in ESL programs are not eligible.

To learn more, visit the Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

Post-Graduation Work Permit

VCC international students may be eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit upon successful graduation from qualified programs. For information about the Post-Graduation Work Permit and eligibility, visit the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and British Columbia Learn Live websites.