Study authorization extended for work permit holders

“Starting immediately, foreign workers will have the opportunity to seek additional training and education that can help them in their careers… Prior to this change, foreign workers could study while working, but only in programs of 6 months or less. For longer programs, they had to apply for a separate study permit.

With this new 3-year temporary measure, foreign workers can study full time or part time while their work permits are valid or until the expiration of the policy, with no restrictions on the length of the program.

This temporary measure applies to those who hold a valid work permit or who have submitted an application to renew their work permit on or before June 7, 2023, and are authorized to work.  If a foreign worker wishes to study longer than the duration of their work permit, they still need to apply for a study permit.”

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