If you are extending as a visitor and are not currently legally working, you must prove to have enough funds to cover all the expenses arisen during your stay. The general basic amount is $1,000 CAD per each month you want to stay, however, it also depends on the activities you will perform and the […]
What is the longest I can extend my stay in Canada for?
This depends on how much money you have available to cover your expenses while not working. There is no minimum or maximum time as every case is different. I have seen people extending for one month while other have extended for several years at a time. The reason of your stay must be compelling as well.
I am a visitor and I would like to stay longer in Canada, can I go to the border and re-enter Canada to extend my stay?
Although some people like doing that, it is not recommended. The general rule is that a person who is a visitor to Canada must remain outside Canada longer than what they remain within. If trying to re-enter the country after several months of being in Canada there is a risk of being refused entry and […]
My study permit says I can work 20 hours per week. Can I work more hours one week and fewer hours the next one?
The rationale behind the 20 hours is that the students can keep their programs in good standing while they are able to earn some extra income. The government has been very specific about the 20-hours maximum to work and there is no regulation that allows interchanging the number of hours or doing add-ups. Also, read this […]
Can I work part-time while I study English?
Language students are not allowed to work while they are studying. As of June 1st, 2014 only certain students are allowed to work in the meantime.
Can I keep working after my work permit expires if I applied for a new permit?
If you applied for a work permit with the same employer and under the same conditions, you can continue working under implied status. If you applied for a different kind of permit including a different kind of work permit or a different status, you cannot benefit from the implied status provision. You can remain in […]