Fall Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm

Closed for Lunch: 12-1:30pm

 

Holiday Office Closure
We will be closed December 24th to January 1st
&  will re-open Wednesday, January 2nd

On Campus Work

Planning to work during your studies?

On Campus Work 

What does this mean?


Immigration Canada Definition

Documents needed 

How many hours can I work?

Number of hours not specified by Immigration Canada. However, please note that Study Permit holders must be "actively pursuing their course or program of study" - i.e., "making continuous progress towards the completion of their degree". Also, Immigration Quebec requires CAQ holders to remain enrolled full-time for the duration of their studies.

Who is eligible?

Students registered in full-time studies** McGill degree, certificate, diploma students, visiting/exchange students, and who have a valid Study Permit.

Who is NOT eligible?

  • Students who do not have a valid Study Permit (for example 1 term exchange/visiting students who only have a visitor status)
  • Students registered part-time (unless it's their final term of study and they have otherwise maintained full-time status for the duration of their program of study)

Where can you work on campus? 

 

** Definition of "Full-time" studies: 

* If you are a McGill degree-seeking student, and your Study Permit was issued June 1, 2014 or later, it will likely include conditions and/or remarks that clearly state that you are eligible to work on or off campus if you meet the eligibility requirements.  This will be necessary in order to be able to apply for a Social Insurance Number.

If you are a McGill degree-seeking student, and your Study Permit does not include a reference to your eligibility to work on or off campus, you can submit a request for an amendment to your study permit in order to be able to apply for a Social Insurance Number. The Request to Amend can only be submitted by mail - there is no fee for this request -and you can check the current processing time required.

  • If you are an undergraduate student: Minimum 12 credits per term (exceptions: scheduled breaks - like Reading Week & Summer - and the final term before graduation, when you are permitted to be registered part-time and still maintain your working privileges)
  • If you are a Non-Thesis Masters student:  Minimum 12 credits per term (exceptions: Department scheduled breaks (ask Dept. if unsure) and the final term before graduation, when you are permitted to be registered part-time and still maintain your working privileges)
  • If you are in a Graduate Thesis program (Masters, Phd):  Registration in a full-time program, regardless of # of credits per term.