Students with a study permit at Royal Roads University are usually eligible to work off-campus for up to 20 hours per week during the semester and full-time on regular breaks. 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.
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.