Tutorial: How to amend your study permit with conditions to work in Canada

Step-by-step instructions, required documents, and other important information about applying to amend your study permit

5. Get your study permit

If your amendment request is approved, IRCC will mail the new study permit to your mailing address.

Check your study permit

Your new study permit should now include a condition that states “May accept employment..” or “May work…”; examples include:

  • May accept employment on the campus of the institution at which registered in full-time studies.
  • May work 20 hrs off-campus or full-time during regular breaks if meeting criteria outlined in section 186(v) of IRPR.
  • May accept employment on or off campus if meeting eligibility criteria as per R186(f), (v) or (w). Must cease working if no longer meeting these criteria.

Save a copy

You should save a digital copy of your study permit immediately in a safe and accessible location.

After you receive your study permit

To be paid for work in Canada, you will need to apply for a Social Insurance Number. Find out what it is and how you get it.

Apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN)