If your question is not listed in any of these pages, please email your International Student Advisor, Kay Balite, kay.balite@msvu.ca to receive help.

Your International Student Advisor, Kay Balite, is certified by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) as a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor. RISIA ID #: S715245.


IMPORTANT
: this page, including its sub-pages, has last been updated on April 26, 2020.

Can I work more than 20 hours a week this summer?

Once you have completed all the requirements (i.e. exams, take-home assignments, etc) for your courses in the winter 2020 semester, you may begin working full-time. In addition, you must meet the following requirements to be permitted to work full-time or more than 20 hours a week this summer (May to August):

  • you have started your academic program
  • you were full-time in winter 2020
  • you are returning as a full-time student, unless it’s your final semester in fall 2020
  • and have the permission to work off-campus as a condition on your Study Permit

IMPORTANT: some exemptions may apply. View complete details on working full-time and off-campus.

Still unsure about your situation? Email your International Student Advisor, Kay Balite (RISIA ID #: S715245), kay.balite@msvu.ca.

Winter 2020 was my final semester and I have now completed my program of study. When can I begin working full-time?

Provided that you are permitted to work, you must continue to only work part-time until you receive your Eligibility to Graduate Letter/program completion letter from the Registrar’s Office. Once you receive your completion letter, you cannot work until you meet all the requirements listed below.

IMPORTANT: Your study permit must be valid during this period. If your study permit expires before receiving your program completion letter, you must stop working the day the study permit expires.

After you complete your study program, you need to meet all the requirements listed below to work full-time.

  • You applied for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) before your study permit expired
  • You were already able to work off campus during your studies
  • You are waiting for a decision on your PGWP application

View the guide on how to apply for a PGWP.
View the complete details on PGWP eligibility and application processes.

I want to apply for my Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). How can I get my Eligibility to Graduate Letter and Transcripts?

View the guide on how to apply for PGWP.
View the complete details on PGWP eligibility and application process.

For the Eligibility to Graduate Letter, you have to fill out the Letter Request Form and email it to registration@msvu.ca.

NOTE: When filling out the form, you must check both options:

  • Eligibility to Graduate
  • and write “Post-Graduation Work Permit” beside the Other option box.

For the transcripts, fill out the Transcript Request Form and email it to transcripts@msvu.ca Only UNOFFICIAL transcripts will be emailed to you. Due to limited services, you may submit an unofficial transcript that is issued by MSVU.