Here are the permits you’ll need to study at Capilano University, as well as those you’ll need if you plan to work while you’re a student in Canada.
Working off campus starting September 2018
For EAP students, starting September 2018 you must take at least one academic course at the same time as your EAP courses to be eligible to work off-campus.
For more details see "Working off campus while taking EAP courses" below.
Study permits and visas
All international students studying in Canada need a Study Permit from Immigration and Citizenship Canada (CIC).
To fulfill the terms of your permit, you’ll need to be a full-time student. At Capilano University, this means nine (9) academic credits.
If you already have a study permit, be sure it extends throughout your CapU study period. Learn more about extending study permits on the CIC site.
International students from certain countries may also need to have a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). Learn more about Temporary Resident Visas from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
If you’ve chosen to study online in a CapU program from your home country, you won’t be eligible for a Study Permit.
Learn more Important Immigration Information(pdf).
Extending your stay
If you need to change the conditions of your study permit or extend your stay in Canada as a student, you must apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Working in Canada
International students who hold a valid study permit can work off campus while taking classes at Capilano University. Learn more about the rules for working off campus from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Capilano University's Career Development Centre can help you look for a job while in Canada.
Work as a co-op student or intern
If you’re studying in a program that has a mandatory co-op or internship practicum, you need to obtain a co-op work permit.
Working off campus while taking EAP courses
If you are taking English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses and you’d like to work off campus, you must also be taking at least one academic course at the same time to be eligible.
If you are taking only EAP courses, you are not eligible to work off campus.
For more information, see Study permits: Off-campus work on the CIC website.
Working after graduation
If you want to work in Canada after graduating from CapU, you’ll need to obtain a post-graduation work permit.
To be eligible for a PGWP, you must:
- Have studied full-time for a minimum of eight months preceding the completion of your program;
- Apply for a work permit within 90 days of receiving written confirmation from CapU that you have met the requirements of your program;
- Have completed and passed your program of study and received written notification that you are eligible to obtain your degree, diploma, or certificate. (Please note that you need to request this PGWP letter that confirms that you are eligible to graduate from the Registrar’s Office and the Registrar will not issue this letter until you have applied to graduate.); and
- Have a valid study permit when applying for the work permit.