Who can work off-campus?
- You have a valid study permit
- Your study permit states the proper employment condition
e.g. “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”, AND
- You are a full-time student at Bow Valley College career program, NOT including ELL program.
How many hours can you work off-campus per week?
- Work up to 20 hours per week during academic sessions once you have commenced your program of study
- Work full-time during regularly scheduled breaks between academic sessions regardless of your course load
What’s regularly scheduled break?
To be considered a regularly scheduled break, the break must be part of the Bow Valley College calendar (e.g. winter and summer holidays, Reading Week). Each regularly scheduled break should not be longer than 150 days. The maximum cumulative duration of scheduled breaks is 180 days per calendar year. Regularly scheduled break at Bow Valley College varies depending on the programs and intakes. Please consult with International Learner Advisor to confirm if your program has a scheduled break.
If you are in your final term
If you are in your final term of Bow Valley College career program, regardless of your course load, you may work off-campus up to 20 hours/week until your letter of completion becomes available. Once you receive the letter of completion, you must stop working on your study permit immediately.
If you have completed a program and will be starting a new program within 150 days
You may work off campus on a full-time basis until the start of their new program if the following applies:
- you meet the eligibility criteria to work off campus
- you have received written confirmation of completion from your first program (e.g. a transcript or a completion letter)
- you have been issued a letter of acceptance to a subsequent program of full-time study at a DLI