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Study & Work Permit Information

Apply for your Study Permit

All international students are required by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to have a valid study permit while attending KPU. A study permit is a Canadian Immigration document that is issued to allow you to study in Canada for a specified amount of time. For more information on obtaining a study permit, please carefully review the following:

Extend your Study Permit

Students that are already studying in Canada and need an extension to their study permit must apply through CIC. Please see further information here:

Work While/After you Study

International students may wish to explore the opportunity of working either on- or off-campus while studying at KPU. Finding a part-time job can help with living expenses while going to school. International students that hold a valid permit and are studying full time are eligible to work on or off campus. Please visit 'Studying and working in Canada as an international student' to find out more information and ensure you are meeting the eligibility requirements.

Work in Canada after Graduation

To work in Canada after you graduate, you must apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). If you want to stay in Canada as a permanent resident after you graduate, there are a number of programs available, each with its own requirements. To find out further information please review:

KPU Work-Related Programs & Services

KPU offers a variety of services to assist you with work experience!

Co-operative (Co-op) Education

Co-op students apply for and work in short-term jobs in their field of study. This is a wonderful way to get a chance to explore and experience the various careers available within your academic program area. Not only is this an incredible opportunity to get some relevant practice in the work world, but you get paid, too! KPU offers 10 programs with a co-operative education option.

Career Services

The Career Services team wants to help you transition from a learning experience to a working experience. They proudly support all KPU students and graduates in finding meaningful employment, while working closely with you to land the perfect job.
Visit Career Services for more information on how to get started on your career path: