One of the advantages of choosing to study in Canada is that you are allowed to get Canadian work experience while you are here! Some types of work require that you have a permit in order to work legally.
Click here for a full listing of the work permits available.
As of June 1, 2014, certain international student may be eligible to work off campus without a work permit. Click here to find out if you qualify to work off-campus.
International students enrolled in the co-op program are required to have a Co-op Work Permit (COWP) before starting the work terms.
As an international student at the University of Toronto, you have the opportunity to stay and work in Canada up to 3 years after finishing your degree program with a post-graduate work permit (PGWP).
The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits.