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The immigration information on this page has been reviewed and endorsed by Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) or Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) in compliance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations. However, this is not a legal document and information may change without notice. Always refer to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the most up-to-date information.
What is considered "on-campus" work?
On-campus employment is defined as employment within the boundaries of the campus or in facilities owned, leased, or rented by UBC. For example, your employer may be the University, a student organization, or a private contractor operating within the boundaries of the campus. On-campus employment includes work at facilities such as teaching hospitals, clinics, and research institutes, which may be located off campus but have a formal association or affiliation with UBC.
How many hours can you work on campus per week?
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) does not limit the number of hours students are permitted to work on campus. However, some UBC employers may restrict the hours students can work.
Make sure you're eligible to work on campus
In most cases, you may work on campus starting the first day of the term if you have a valid study permit and you are a full-time international student.
Full-time has many definitions at UBC. Visit this page to review UBC's definitions for immigration purposes.
Benefits of working on campus
By working on campus, you can expand your social and professional networks by being more involved in the campus community and enhance your learning through workplace experiences in an academic setting (e.g. through research-oriented positions). A portion of international undergraduate student tuition fees goes towards subsidizing on-campus work opportunities for eligible international students through Work Learn.
Last reviewed 9/28/2017 4:21:19 PM