International student

Hire an international student

Did you know international students may be eligible to work in Canada?

International students have a lot to offer Canadian employers. Introducing an international student to your company can help create a more culturally-diverse organization that is representative of the Canadian population. They can also bring an international perspective to problem-solving, the ability to speak multiple languages, and can fill the gap for skilled workers that might not be able to be filled by Canadian graduates alone.


  • Full-time international students can work up to 20 hours per week while they study
  • In some cases, they can work full-time during the months of May to August
  • They can also work in Canada up to three years after graduation

For more information, check out this handy information sheet, provided by International Student Services and our international student career development specialist.

Have more questions? Find out more through IRCC’s Employer Liaison Network.


Liliana Gonzalez

Get in touch with Liliana Gonzalez, Career Service's career development specialist that is dedicated to international students. 

Liliana Gonzalez
Career Development Specialist, International Students