Manitoba’s off-campus work program becomes permanent

Successful pilot project allows international students to gain broader work experience
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 12/12/2005

A two-year pilot program that allows international students to work off campus will become a permanent part of Manitoba’s international student recruitment and immigration strategy.

The Off-Campus Work Permit Program for International Students was launched in partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Manitoba Advanced Education and Training, and Manitoba Labour and Immigration in 2003.

The program lets international post-secondary students obtain off-campus work permits. Prior to the program, international students were only allowed to work at the school they were attending.