Campus at Royal Roads University in Canada

Work in Canada

Build your life in Canada

Canada offers excellent opportunities for international students who want to work during their degree, and those who want to build a new life in the country after graduating.

Work off-campus

After completing the ISC or PMP, full-time students with a Canadian study permit acan work off campus for up to 20 hours per week during the academic session and full-time during scheduled breaks. Current ISC and PMP students are not allowed to work off campus while enrolled in either of these programs. Visit the Government of Canada website for more information.

Working is a great way to:

  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Learn new skills relevant to your career
  • Practice your English language
  • Take part in Canadian culture

Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP)

The PGWPP enables students who have graduated from the Royal Roads University to gain valuable work experience in Canada.

A work permit under the PGWPP may be issued for the length of your study program, up to a maximum of three years. For example, if you graduate from a three-year degree program at Royal Roads University, you may be eligible for a three-year work permit. Your academic program needs to be at least 8 months in length for you to be eligible for a PGWPP work permit.

Experience gained through the PGWPP may help you qualify for permanent residency in Canada via Express Entry.

Permanent Residency

After graduation international students may qualify to apply to stay in Canada, to live and work in the country permanently. There are two routes to become a permanent resident:

  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program – for recent international graduates with an offer of employment, who wish to work in British Columbia.
  • Express Entry – for students with at least one year of work experience in managerial, professional or technical positions in Canada.

Why Canada?

  • Education and living standards are among the highest in the world
  • Country stretches across 9,000 kilometres of beautiful mountains, prairies and lakes
  • Tuition fees and living costs are competitive compared to the USA
  • International students have the opportunity to live and work in Canada after graduation
  • A population of 37 million makes it one of the most diverse countries in the world

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