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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada

IMMIGRATION

Table of Contents Contact Information

2 Overview

Applying for a Work Permit

Paying the Fees

Forms: Application to Change Conditions,

Extend my Stay or Remain in Canada (IMM 1249)

• Off-Campus Work Permit • Co-op Work Permit • Post-Graduation Employment

Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union (IMM 5409) Off-Campus Work Permit Program – Verification Form (IMM 5581) Off-Campus Work Permit Program – Student Acknowledgement and Consent (IMM 5582) Use of a Representative (IMM 5476) Document Checklist (IMM 5583) Receipt (IMM 5401)

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IMM 5580E (09-2007)

Contact Information Web site For more information on the programs offered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada,

For some types of applications you can inform us of a change of address and find out what is happening with your application through on-line services on the Web site

Within Canada If you are in Canada,

you can also phone our Call Centre

An automated telephone service is available seven days a week,

You can listen to pre-recorded information on many programs,

and for some types of applications the automated service can even update you on the status of your case

When you call,

have a pen and paper ready to record the information you need

Listen carefully to the instructions and press the number for the selection you want

At any time during your call,

you may press * (the star key) to repeat a message,

If you have a rotary phone,

wait for an agent to answer your call

If you need to speak to an agent,

you must call Monday to Friday between 8 a

From anywhere in Canada,

Using a text telephone

? Call our TTY service from Monday to Friday between 8 a

local time at: 1-888-576-8502 (toll-free)

Outside Canada If you are outside Canada,

you can contact a Canadian embassy,

Consult our Web site for addresses,

phone numbers and Web site addresses of our visa offices

This is not a legal document

For legal information,

refer to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations or the Citizenship Act and Regulations,

This publication is available in alternative formats upon request

Applying for a Work Permit

Overview This guide provides information on Canada's three student work programs: • • •

Off-Campus Work Permit Program

Co-op Work Program

Post-Graduation Employment Program

The guide also provides information on your status as an international student in Canada and the conditions and requirements of work permits

All the necessary information,

instructions and application forms for you to complete and submit are included

Note: If you hold a valid study permit,

your studies should remain your primary activities during your stay in Canada

Determining Your Eligibility Under Student Work Programs Off-Campus Work Permit Program To be eligible for a work permit under this program you must meet all of the following requirements

You must: 1

Possess a valid study permit

have studied full-time and maintained satisfactory academic standing in your specific program of study at a participating institution for at least six out of the twelve months preceding your application to work off campus (the six months do not have to be consecutive)

Note: Full-time status and satisfactory academic standing are determined by your institution

Ask your designated Institution Representative (DIR) to verify your eligibility

have applied for the off-campus work permit program at a participating institution

Note: Ask your Designated Institution Representative (DIR) to complete a Verification Form (IMM 5581)

For information on verification consult our Web site

registered as a full-time student in a program other than English or French as a second language (ESL/FSL)

have signed a Student Acknowledgement and Consent Form (IMM 5582) authorizing the disclosure of personal information between the institution,

the provincial or territorial government and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (see section Completing the Forms)

and continue to fulfil the terms and conditions of your study permit and work permit,

You are not eligible to apply for a work permit under this program if you: • •

Have previously held an off-campus work permit,

failed to maintain your eligibility for the program and failed to comply with the conditions of your work or study permit

Have a partial or full scholarship or award from: • the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)

• the Government of Canada Awards Program funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)

• the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Are a visiting student or exchange student at a participating institution

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Are registered in programs that consist either exclusively,

of English or French as a second language (ESL/FSL)

Note: An off-campus work permit issued under this program is not interchangeable with a work permit for internships or co-op placements

However,

students wishing to participate in both programs may apply for a work permit under each program,

as there is no restriction on holding more than one work permit

You must pay the separate fees for each permit

Important Information If your status has expired or you did not respect the conditions of your previous permit,

and you now require restoration of status,

do not submit an application for an off-campus work permit

You are required to restore your status as a student prior to submission of this application

Should your request for restoration be approved,

you may then submit this application

Submitting your off-campus work permit application prior to restoration being granted will result in delays in the processing of your work permit

The following examples can help you determine if you are eligible to apply under this program

begin full-time studies in September and continue you are eligible to apply for a work permit in March through to the end of February (with the exception of because you will have completed 6 months of fullthe Christmas break) time study

begin full-time studies in January through April,

but are not enrolled in full-time studies during certain summer months

you are not eligible to apply for a work permit until you complete 6 months of full-time studies

begin full-time studies from the beginning of January you are eligible to apply for a work permit in July until the end of June because you will have completed 6 months of fulltime study

begin full-time studies from January until the end of April,

then take a four month summer break but resume full-time studies in September

you are eligible to apply in November because you will have completed 6 months of full-time study in total from January to April,

are pursuing full time studies from September to December followed by a co-op work term from January to April

and if you continue to comply with the institution’s co-op rules you will be eligible to apply for the work permit as early as March (September to February = 6 months)

you must still be enrolled in full-time studies and be in satisfatory academic standing

If an institution considers a student to have “full-time” status during the “work experience” portion of the program and the student continues to comply with the institution’s co-op rules,

the student will be eligible for the program

Participation in the work experience portion of the program can be included in the calculation of the six months of full-time studies

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Co-op Work Program Work experience is a required component of some programs of study,

for example co-op and internship programs

In these cases,

an open work permit can be issued with the institution listed as the employer

In cases where several work periods are necessary throughout the program,

the work permit can be issued for the same period as the study permit

To be eligible for a work permit under a co-op or internship program,

the following conditions must be met: •

you must have a valid study permit (unless you are a minor high-school student who does not require a study permit)

• your intended employment must be an essential part of your program of study in Canada

• your employment must be certified as part of the academic program by a responsible academic official of the institution

• your co-op or internship employment cannot form more than 50 percent of the total program of study

and • you are not a medical intern or extern,

nor a resident physician (except in veterinary medicine)

Note: International students,

and scientists may also obtain work permits for work related to a research,

educational or training program

These work permits are issued under specific programs funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA),

the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC),

Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd

the National Research Council of Canada (NRC),

the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Post-Graduation Employment Program The post-graduation employment program is designed to provide graduating students with Canadian work experience in their field of study

Students may work in Canada for up to two years after graduation

Does the length of study impact on the length of the work permit

The work permit cannot be valid longer than the length of time the student studied

For example,

students graduating from a four-year degree program might be eligible for a one-year work permit or,

Students graduating from an eight-month certificate program would only be eligible for a work permit of eight months

Who may apply for a work permit of up to one year under this program

? You may apply for a work permit of up to one year if you: •

graduated from a program of full-time study (of at least eight months) at: · a public post-secondary institution

or · a private post-secondary institution that operates under the same rules and regulations as a public institution,

receives at least 50 percent of its financing for its overall operations from government (currently,

only private college-level educational institutions in Quebec fit that description)

or · a Canadian private institution authorized by provincial law to confer degrees

have a job offer from an employer for a job that is related to your field of studies

have a valid study permit when you apply for the work permit

and have not previously been issued a work permit for post-graduation employment following any other course of study

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Note: Distance-learning from outside Canada does not qualify for this program

Who may apply for a work permit of up to two years under this program

? You may apply for a work permit of up to two years under this program if you meet the criteria above for a one-year work permit and: • •

you successfully completed a program of at least two years of full-time studies

you studied at and graduated from an institution located outside of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM),

the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) or the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) (see CIC Web site at www

ca/english/study/ work-locations

asp) you found employment outside of the CMM,

GTA or GVRD

and you do not participate in a Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) nor in a Government of Canada Awards Program funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and you do not receive funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Post-Graduation Employment Program

but at an institution whose headquarters for that campus are located outside those areas,

you are not eligible for a twoyear work permit under this program

If you graduate from an institution located inside one of those areas,

you are not eligible for a second year of work,

even if the employment is located outside of those areas

If you received a work permit in the context of the post-graduation pilot projects,

the obligation to stay within the province of study is lifted

If you currently hold a one-year post-graduation work permit and you meet the eligibility criteria for a twoyear permit,

you can apply for a one-year extension of your work permit unless you have already received an extension under the post-graduation pilot projects

When you apply for a work permit under the post-graduation work program,

your employer does not have to get a labour market opinion from Service Canada

If you want to extend your work permit beyond the one or two-year limit,

then your employer will have to apply for a confirmation from Service Canada

When do I have to submit my application

? You must submit your application for a work permit within 90 days,

starting from the day when your final marks are issued,

or when you receive a formal written notification of graduation from the institution,

indicating that you have met the requirements of your program of study

Your study permit must continue to be valid upon submission of your application for a work permit

Note: If you have other evidence that you have successfully completed your program (such as a final transcript or a letter from the institution),

you may apply for your work permit before you receive your formal notification of graduation

Working on Campus Do students need a work permit to work on campus

? If you are a full-time student attending a university or college,

you do not need a work permit when the employment offered is on the campus of the college or university where you are registered full-time,

for as long as the study permit is valid

There are some restrictions on the jobs you can take based on medical factors:

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If you have already passed an immigration medical exam,

you may work in any type of job

If you intend to work in an occupation in which the protection of public health is essential,

you must pass an immigration medical exam

(Examples of these are: workers in health services fields

teachers of primary or secondary schools or other workers coming into contact with small children

domestic workers or live-in caregivers

workers who provide in-home care)

If you intend to work as an agricultural worker and have lived in or visited a designated country (for a list of designated countries,

refer to our Web site) for more than six months within the last year,

To submit to a medical exam,

you must make an appointment with a Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP)

Visit our Web site for the list of DMPs or contact the Call Centre to find the DMP nearest to you

Note that it may take a few weeks for your results to be available

It is illegal to remain in Canada beyond the validity of your status in Canada

It is illegal to work without a required work permit

It is illegal to study without a required study permit

After reading this instruction guide,

if you believe you are eligible to apply then you should proceed as instructed below: • • • • • •

Gather all the necessary documents

They are listed on the Document Checklist,

Students Applying for a Work Permit (IMM 5583) Calculate and pay the fees

Photocopy the blank forms and use one as a working copy

Keep it for your records

Fill in the forms carefully and completely

Sign and date your forms

Mail your application to the address listed in section Mailing Your Application

Processing Times for your Application We will review your application to determine if it is complete

If your application is not signed,

or if the required fee is missing,

it will be returned to you and you will have to re-apply

If other information is missing,

your application may be returned or refused

You will receive: • • •

or a letter refusing your application

or notification that your application has been referred to a local Canada Immigration Centre for further assessment

The Case Processing Centre-Vegreville (CPC-Vegreville) completes most of the applications it receives

a small number are referred to a local office for further clarification

If your application is referred to a local office,

an officer from that office will contact you to obtain additional information or clarification

It may take up to three months for them to contact you

Note: We receive large volumes of applications in the temporary resident categories each year

Volumes are especially high during the summer season and can lead to longer processing times

It is recommended that you apply at least 30 days before the expiry of your current

Applying for a Work Permit

during the peak summer season you may want to apply well in advance of this recommended period

Current processing times can be obtained by visiting our Web site or by contacting the Call Centre

Applying for a Work Permit

Status in Canada Who receives temporary resident status

? All persons authorized to enter Canada who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents are authorized to enter as temporary residents in one of the three classes: visitor,

When they enter Canada they are also given temporary resident status for a certain period of time

How do I know the expiry date of my temporary resident status

Temporary residents travelling with passports: When you arrived in Canada and gave your passport to the officer,

they authorized your stay by placing a stamp in your passport and/or issuing an additional document

Check your passport

If you find a stamp,

it should look like one of these

For example,

if the officer specified a date as shown in the above illustration,

your temporary resident status would expire on June 30th,

If there is no stamp,

a handwritten date or document in your passport,

your temporary resident status will expire six months from the day you arrived in Canada

If you were given a visitor record,

the expiry date is marked on the document

Note: For applicants who require a temporary resident visa (TRV) to enter Canada: A renewal of a study permit does not affect your TRV

It is your responsibility to ensure your TRV remains valid if you wish to re-enter Canada

After leaving Canada,

you must apply for and obtain a TRV abroad by applying to a Canadian visa office

(see Application for a Temporary Resident Visa to Visit Canada

Temporary Residents travelling without passports: If you did not require a passport to enter Canada,

your temporary resident status will expire six months from the day you entered Canada unless you were given a visitor record,

If you were given a document,

the expiry date is marked on it

What information do I need to apply for a renewed or initial study permit

Full details of the studies

Proof of identity

Proof of current status in Canada

Evidence of how you will support yourself or be supported in Canada and how you will pay for transportation to leave Canada

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· · ·

Guarantor’s letter

Bank statement indicating name of account holder and account number

or Details of how you intend to leave Canada including the date,

time and type of transportation

May I leave Canada before my request for a renewed or initial study permit has been finalized

However,

if you leave temporarily and you do not have your new document before you seek to re-enter Canada,

you will have to re-apply (either at the port of entry if you have the right to do so,

or at a visa office outside Canada) and pay another processing fee

May I leave,

? In order to return to Canada,

you must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document

You also need to hold a valid study or work permit if you are returning to study or work in Canada

If you are a citizen of a country that requires a temporary resident visa (TRV) to travel to Canada,

you will also need to be in possession of a valid entry visa to return,

you are returning to Canada following a visit only to the United States or St-Pierre and Miquelon

and • you return before the expiry of the period initially authorized for your entry or any extension to it,

Possession of these documents does not guarantee re-entry

All persons must establish that they meet all of the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations before being authorized to enter or re-enter Canada

Note: Citizens of the U

do not require passports or travel documents to enter or return to Canada

Permanent residents of the U

do not require passports or travel documents if they are entering or returning to Canada from the U

Pierre and Miquelon

However,

both must provide documentary proof of citizenship or permanent residence such as a national identity card or an alien registration card

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Working in Canada What is a work permit

? A written authorization to work in Canada issued by an officer to a person who is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada

It is required whether or not the employer is in Canada

Usually,

it is valid only for a specified job and length of time

A work permit may be issued based on a labour market opinion (Service Canada confirmation) or may be issued on the basis of other requirements

Are there any conditions on my work permit

vary or cancel conditions when issuing a work permit

These may include one or more of the following: • • • •

the type of employment in which you may work

the employer for whom you may work

how long you may continue to work

Will I require a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

a SIN card is necessary to work in Canada

Employers must ask to see the SIN card of all new employees as soon as they are hired

You may apply for a SIN before or within 3 days after you start to work (you must show the proof of application within three days of the start date of employment) and you may work during the waiting period

You must obtain a SIN from Service Canada

To work on-campus,

you must provide a valid study permit and an employment contract

you must provide a valid off-campus work permit as Service Canada will require proof that you are eligible to work in Canada

It is recommended that you apply in person for the card and allow three weeks for processing

Further information on the application process for a Social Insurance Number may be obtained by visiting the Service Canada Web site

When is a medical exam required

? If you are requesting a work permit to allow you to work in the field of health services or with children,

you must complete and pass an immigration medical before you submit your application for a work permit

Examples of occupations in health services include hospital staff,

patient attendants in nursing and geriatric homes,

and medical students admitted to attend Canadian universities

If you want to work in agricultural occupations,

a medical exam will be needed if you have visited or lived in a designated country for six months or more

A list of designated countries can be obtained on our Web site

If you have already passed an immigration medical exam,

or will not be working in the areas outlined above,

you do not require a medical exam

For a complete list of occupations requiring immigration medical exams,

You must make your appointment with a Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP)

Visit our Web site for the list of DMPs or contact the Call Centre to find the DMP nearest to you

Note: After you have your medical exam it may take a few weeks to have your results available

Therefore,

you should allow a month to pass before submitting your application to ensure your results have been received

You must submit proof that you underwent a medical exam (copy of fees paid receipt) with your application

Failure to do so may result in processing delays or your application being returned or refused

Applying for a Work Permit

Restoration of Status If your status has expired or if you did not respect one of the conditions of your permit or you have worked or studied without a required permit,

you have committed an offence under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

You may be subject to an admissibility hearing that could lead to removal from Canada

If your temporary resident status has expired,

do not apply for a work permit as you are not eligible

Your temporary resident status in Canada will have been lost,

and (if applicable) your student permit will have ceased to be valid

However,

if you wish to stay in Canada after your status has expired you may apply for restoration of status within 90 days of your permit expiry date or leave Canada

If you wish to apply for restoration,

complete the enclosed application providing full details of how you came to commit the offence

There is no guarantee that your application will be accepted

You may only seek restoration within 90 days after your status as a temporary resident has been lost as a result of: •

having remained in Canada longer than the period authorized for your stay (but not longer than 90 days) • having changed employers,

or location of work without applying to change these conditions if they were specified on your work permit

• having failed to meet the initial requirements for your stay and have not failed to comply with any other conditions imposed

If you apply for a study permit,

you must pay the permit fee as well as the restoration fee when applying

Restoration applies to each family member who has lost his or her status

An officer will evaluate your request for restoration of status and if approved will process your application for a study permit

You will then be advised of any further action to be taken

If you are applying for an off-campus work permit see section Off-Campus Work Permit Program for more details on what restoration of status means for you

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Completing the Forms As most of the forms are self-explanatory we have only provided supplementary instructions where required

If you need more space,

attach a separate sheet of paper and indicate the letter and/or number of the question you are answering

Your application will be returned to you if it is not properly completed,

or if all of the necessary documents have not been submitted

Print clearly with a black pen

You must provide truthful,

The information provided may be verified

The processing of your application may stop if you give false or misleading information

It is an offence under section 127 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to knowingly make a false statement on this form

Family members who are applying together Each member of your immediate family (spouse or common-law partner,

dependent children) who wishes to remain longer,

study or work in Canada must apply for permission to do so

If you all apply at the same time for an extension,

each person will not have to submit a separate application form

Instead,

fill in one form including your details and those of your immediate family

All appropriate documentation and the required fee for each person must also be included

Application to Change Conditions,

Extend My Stay or Remain in Canada (IMM 1249) If you know your client ID number print it in the space provided

“I am applying for”: Indicate that you are applying for an initial work permit by ticking the appropriate box

If you require more than one service and you are using only one application,

tick the boxes that correspond to each of the services you require

For example,

if you are applying for a renewal of your study permit and for a new work permit,

tick boxes “B” and “C”,

and include the required documentation and fees

This form is designed for multiple purposes,

if a question does not apply to your request,

indicate N/A for not applicable

A – Personal Information Surname (Family name) and given name(s) Print all names as they appear on your passport or identity document

Do not use initials

Other names Print all names you have ever used,

including different spellings of your name

Explain what these names are,

‘Smith’ (birth name/maiden name),

‘Leroux’ (former married name)

Citizenship If you are a citizen of more than one country,

enter the names of all countries

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Passport number If you did not use a passport to enter Canada,

indicate the type and number of other travel or identity documents you used to enter Canada

Passports and travel documents must be valid for the duration of your stay

Country of last permanent residence Regardless of the time you may have resided in a country,

if your status was of a temporary nature (foreign student,

) it is not your country of last permanent residence

If your country of last permanent residence is the country where you were born,

put an “x” in the box “since birth”

Otherwise put an “x” in “since” and print the year that you moved to that country

Addresses Provide your current mailing address in Canada

All correspondence will be sent to this address Note: If you wish to authorize a Canadian representative to receive correspondence concerning your application,

indicate their address in this box and on the form Use of a Representative (IMM 5476) Telephone number for messages If you have access to a telephone where a message can be left for you,

B – My Family Members You must give information about your family members

Family members are your spouse or commonlaw partner,

your own dependent children or those of your spouse or common-law partner and the dependent children of dependent children

A common-law partner is a person of the opposite or same sex who is currently cohabiting and has cohabited in a conjugal relationship with you for a period of at least one year

Your family member will be considered your dependent child if that child: A

is under the age of 22 and single,

not married and not in a common-law relationship

married or entered into a common-law relationship before the age of 22 and,

since becoming a spouse or a common-law partner,

has • been continuously enrolled and in attendance as a full-time student in a post-secondary institution accredited by the relevant government authority and • depended substantially on the financial support of a parent

or is 22 years of age or older and,

been continuously enrolled and in attendance as a full-time student in a post-secondary institution accredited by the relevant government authority and depended substantially on the financial support of a parent

has depended substantially on the financial support of a parent since before the age of 22 and is unable to provide for him/herself due to a medical condition

Children included in the application must meet the definition of “dependent children” both at the time the application is made and,

without taking into account whether they have attained 22 years of age,

at the time the visa is issued to them

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Include them on your application by providing their names and other information in the appropriate space on the application form

Indicate if your family members are currently in Canada

Important: In order to benefit from provisions outlined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations for spouses or common-law partners of workers or students,

you must provide proof of your relationship and status in Canada

You must provide a marriage certificate and birth certificates for any accompanying family members

If you are in a common-law relationship and your common-law spouse will accompany you to Canada,

you must complete the enclosed form,

Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union (IMM 5409)

Also provide evidence outlined on the form to support your relationship

For each family member print: Surname (Family name) and given name(s) Print all names as they appear on the passport or identity document

Do not use initials

Relationship Print the person’s relationship to you

- husband,

Passport and expiry date If it was not a passport which was used to enter Canada,

indicate the type and number of other travel or identity documents used

Passports and travel documents must be valid

C – Coming Into Canada This information will assist us in retrieving your previous records

D – My Request Box 10 You must explain why you wish an extension and/or a change of conditions for yourself or your family members

If you are a temporary resident permit (TRP) holder you must inform us of any change to your personal circumstances

You must also inform us if any of the reasons you were originally issued a permit change after it is issued

For example,

if you applied unsuccessfully for an immigrant visa to live with a family member (sponsor) in Canada,

are you still living with your sponsor

have you been convicted of an offence since you first received your permit

? If your temporary resident status has expired and you wish consideration for restoration,

If you are applying for a work permit,

check off “Change conditions” if your study permit prohibits you from working,

or indicate “N/A” if the question does not apply to your request

Box 11 Provide details of how you will support yourself and your family members while in Canada and how you will pay for transportation to leave Canada

Provide specifics on ‘Other’ sources of support (employment income/employer)

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If a relative or friend will provide support include their name,

address and the relationship to you

E – Additional Information Box 12 If you or your family members remained beyond the validity of your status,

attended school without permission or worked without permission,

give full details and circumstances concerning the situation(s)

Box 13 Indicate if you or any of your family members in Canada have ever been convicted of,

or charged with a crime or offence in any country

If convicted,

indicate whether a pardon has been granted

Box 14 Indicate if you or any of your family members have suffered from any serious mental or physical illness

G – Declaration Of Applicant You must sign and date the application

Failure to do so will result in it being returned to you

We suggest that you retain photocopies of your application and supporting documentation for your records

Verification Form (for the Off-Campus Work Permit Program) (IMM 5581) This form must be completed by yourself and your DIR and included with your work permit application package

You must complete section A

Student Information

The DIR must complete section B

Institution Verification (i

must indicate whether you are academically eligible for the program

Refer to the Verification Form for the complete instructions

Note: The Verification Form is valid for two months

within two months from receiving your Verification Form completed and signed by the DIR,

you have not applied for a work permit,

you must return this form to your DIR in order to withdraw your name from the annual verification process

If you wish to apply for an off-campus work permit at a later date,

you must request the DIR to complete another form

Student Acknowledgement and Consent Form (for the OffCampus Work Permit Program) (IMM 5582) By signing this document you acknowledge that you have read and understood the international student work permit guide and conditions,

and are willing to accept the responsibilities associated with this program

You must include a copy of this form with your applciation

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Use of a Representative (IMM 5476) Complete this form if you are appointing a representative

If you have dependent children aged 18 years or older,

they are required to complete their own copy of this form if a representative is also conducting business on their behalf

A representative is someone who has your permission to conduct business on your behalf with Citizenship and Immigration Canada

When you appoint a representative,

you also authorize CIC to share information from your case file to this person

You are not obliged to hire a representative

We treat everyone equally,

whether they use the services of a representative or not

If you choose to hire a representative,

your application will not be given special attention nor can you expect faster processing or a more favourable outcome

The representative you appoint is authorized to represent you only on matters related to the application you submit with this form

You can appoint only one representative for each application you submit

There are two types of representatives: Unpaid representatives • •

friends and family members who do not charge a fee for their advice and services organizations that do not charge a fee for providing immigration advice or assistance (such as a non-governmental or religious organization) • consultants,

lawyers and Québec notaries who do not,

charge a fee to represent you Paid representatives If you want us to conduct business with a representative who is,

or will be charging a fee to represent you,

Authorized representatives are: •

immigration consultants who are members in good standing of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) • lawyers who are members in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society and students-at-law under their supervision • notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec and students-at-law under their supervision If you appoint a paid representative who is not a member of one of these designated bodies,

your application will be returned

For more information on using a representative,

Section B

Your representative’s full name If your representative is a member of CSIC,

a law society or the Chambre des notaires du Québec,

print his or her name as it appears on the organization’s membership list

Your representative's declaration Your representative must sign to accept responsibility for conducting business on your behalf

Section D

Your declaration By signing,

you authorize us to complete your request for yourself and your dependent children under 18 years of age

If your spouse or common-law partner is included in this request,

he or she must sign in the box provided

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Release of information to other individuals To authorize CIC to release information from your case file to someone other than a representative,

you will need to complete form Authority to Release Personal Information to a Designated Individual (IMM 5475) which is available on our Web site at www

ca/english/information/applications/release-info

asp and from Canadian embassies,

high commissions and consulates abroad

The person you designate will be able to obtain information on your case file,

such as the status of your application

However,

he or she will not be able to conduct business on your behalf with CIC

You must notify us if your representative’s contact information changes or if you cancel the appointment of a representative

Document Checklist

Include the checklist with your application

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Paying the Fees Required Fees You must pay a processing fee for each service that you require and all fees must be submitted with your application

If you apply for more than one service on a single application you must add up the fees for each service and submit the total of the fees with your application

Use this chart to calculate the fees required for the service(s) you are applying for

Note: It is not necessary to make a separate application for an extension of temporary resident status when you apply for a work or study permit

The officer will issue all the necessary documentation with the one application Note: There is no fee for the Co-op Work Program

Use this chart to calculate the fees required for the service(s) you are requesting

SERVICES

Number of Persons

Amount per person

Renewed or Initial Work Permit (for any program)

Restoration of Temporary Status (due to loss of status as a student)

Renewal of Study Permit

Amount Due

Make sure that you are eligible before you pay your fees and that you provide all the information requested before you submit the application

The processing fee will not be refunded,

regardless of the final decision once the Case Processing Centre has started processing the application

For example,

if your study permit has expired and you incorrectly apply for an extension of study permit,

no refund for the extension will be provided and you will be asked to provide a second fee for the restoration

Note: If you are out of status,

you must pay the study permit fee as well as the restoration fee when applying

Restoration applies to each person who has lost his or her status

A determination that you are not eligible is considered as “processing” and the fee will not be refunded

If you apply again,

you will have to pay another processing fee

How to pay your fees You have the option of paying your fees on our Web site or at a financial institution

Option 1

Payment of fees on our Web site To use this option,

you need a credit card and access to a computer with a printer

Go to our Web site at www

ca and select “On-Line Services” from the menu bar at the top,

then “Payment of fees through the Internet”

Once you have paid the fees,

you must print the official receipt and fill out by hand the “Payer Information” section

Attach the bottom portion (copy 2) of this receipt to your completed application

Option 2

Payment of fees at a financial institution STEP 1

Fill in the total

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Enter the “Amount payable” you have calculated at the bottom of the Receipt (IMM 5401)

Photocopies of the receipt are not accepted

If you need an original receipt,

you can order it from our Web site or contact the Call Centre

Complete the “Payer Information” sections on the back of the receipt If you already know the Client ID assigned to you,

enter the number in the box provided

If you do not know your Client ID,

Go to a financial institution and make the payment Bring the receipt with you

A financial institution representative will tell you which forms of payment are acceptable

There is no charge for the service

Send your receipt Attach the middle portion (Copy 2) of the receipt to your completed application

Keep the top portion (Copy 1) for your files

Do not include any other type of payment with your application

Incorrect payments If you are required to pay additional fees,

the Case Processing Centre will send you a request for correct payment

Not paying the correct fee will result in a delay in finalizing your application

This payment must also be paid at a designated financial institution

If you have paid too much,

your application will be processed and the amount of the overpayment will be refunded

A cheque will be issued as soon as possible

Applying for a Work Permit

Mailing Your Application If you are applying under the following programs: •

Off-Campus Program

Post-Graduation Employment Program

• Co-Op Program And if family members are applying to extend their stay,

include all applications in the same envelope

Put all the completed forms,

supporting documents and fee payment receipt in a large envelope

Address the envelope to:

Citizenship and Immigration

Have the post office weigh your envelope to ensure you put sufficient postage on it

Applying for a Work Permit

What Happens Next

? After sending your application,

you do not need to take further action unless you are informed otherwise

The following situations may arise: Your application is approved: You will receive a work permit indicating the conditions of work

See Additional Steps for the Off-Campus Work Permit Program (below) for students who applied for an off-campus work permit

Your application is refused: You will receive a letter of refusal

In this case you can only stay in Canada until the expiry date of your current temporary resident status

Your application is referred to a local office: You will receive a notification that your application was referred to a local office for further assessment and you will subsequently be contacted by this office

If you applied for restoration of temporary resident status: You will receive a letter advising you of the decision,

and providing you with instructions

Your responsibilities Once you receive a work permit you must respect the conditions of the work permit and continue to meet the eligibility requirements of your Student Work Program

Note: Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the work or study permit or with the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations may result in enforcement action by the Canada Border Services Agency,

and negatively affect other future applications you make under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Note: If you move before your application has been processed,

you must advise us of your new address by contacting the Call Centre

Additional Steps for the Off-Campus Work Permit Program Conditions of the Work Permit Your work permit will be issued up to the maximum duration of your study permit

You will be entitled to work: • •

up to 20 hours per week during any academic sessions (including summer if studying during that period of time)

full time during scheduled breaks (for example,

during winter and summer holidays,

Your Responsibilities If at any time you become ineligible for the program,

inform your employer that you are no longer authorized to work,

Applying for a Work Permit

Contact the Call Centre or visit our Web site for more information

You may then re-apply at a later date (at least six months later) when you meet the eligibility requirements again

Transferring from one institution to another If you have studied at two participating institutions during the past two sessions,

you must request that the DIR at the institution where you are enrolled at the time of application completes the Verification Form (IMM 5581) based on your status and academic standing at both institutions

Transfer of Verification If you transfer from one participating institution to another,

you must notify the DIR at your new institution that you are participating in the Off-Campus Work Program

It is your responsibility to request that the copy of your Verification Form (IMM 5581),

along with your original Acknowledgement and Consent Form (IMM 5582),

be sent from your former institution to your new institution

The DIR at the new institution will then be responsible for the annual verification of your academic eligibility

It is your responsibility to ensure that your DIR has obtained a copy of your Verification Form (IMM 5581) and Acknowledgement and Consent Form (IMM 5582) from your former institution

If at any time you are unsure whether you continue to be eligible for your off-campus work permit,

you may request that the DIR check that you meet the eligibility criteria

It is your responsibility to surrender your work permit when you have become ineligible for the off-campus program to ensure that you will not be found non-compliant

Revoking Your Consent to Release of Information Students who were issued a Verification Form but who did not receive or apply for a work permit under the Program can revoke their consent to release information (signed on the Student Acknowledgement and Consent Form)

If you were refused an off-campus work permit,

you must provide the DIR with a copy of your letter of refusal and a completed Use of a Representative form (IMM 5476) that will allow the DIR to notify CIC of your request for revocation and of your consent

If you were issued a Verification form but did not apply for an off-campus work permit,

you must provide the DIR with a completed Use of Representative form (IMM 5476) that will allow the DIR to notify CIC of your request for revocation of their consent,

and the original copy of the Verification form that was issued to you

You must also provide the DIR with a note that indicates the reason for not applying for an off-campus work permit

Applying for a Work Permit