On April 22, 2020 Canada announced a new benefit for international students in Canada. Normally, during full-time studies there is a 20 hour a week limit to the number of hours international students can work. With the new announcement, for international students working in essential services, this limit will be removed until at least August 31, 2020.
Of course, students who are taking advantage of their institution’s summer recess can in any case work more hours since their program is not offering full-time sessions in that time.
Here are the details of the official announcement:
For those of you not yet in Canada, the announcement helps to demonstrate that Canada’s national government is seeking ways to ease the challenges of this difficult period facing covid-19.
Please consult recent other announcements along these lines in the “Government announcements” section of this blog.