Studying must be your main activity. However, you can work during your studies under certain conditions.
Working on campus
You can hold a job in an office or room located on the campus of your educational institution. For example, this includes:
- A library;
- A research establishment associated with your educational institution;
- A cafeteria.
For conditions, see the Government of Canada’s Work on campus page.
Working off campus as an intern
You can work outside your educational institution as part of a paid or unpaid internship. This internship must be compulsory as part of your Québec study program.
You usually need to obtain a cooperative work permit from the Government of Canada.
For conditions, see the Government of Canada’s Work as a co-op student or intern page.
Working off campus
Under certain conditions, you can work outside your campus for the duration of your studies without a work permit.
For conditions, see the Government of Canada’s Work off campus as an international student page.
Last update: March 10, 2023