Work on Campus

You can work on-campus as an international student without a Work Permit if you meet the three criteria below:

  1. You have a valid study permit;
  2. You are a full-time student at Northeastern University;
  3. You have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

You must stop working on-campus:

  • on the day you stop studying full-time
  • when your study permit expires
  • if you’re on an authorized leave from your studies
  • if you’re switching schools and aren’t currently studying

You can return to work only once you’re back to studying and you meet all the requirements to work on-campus.

Work off Campus

You can work off-campus as an international student without a Work Permit up to 20 hours per week or full-time during the scheduled school breaks if you meet the three criteria below:

  1. You have a valid study permit that includes a condition stating you may work off campus;
  2. You are a full-time student at Northeastern University;
  3. You have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

If you’re a part-time student

You can work off campus only if:

  • you meet all of the requirements above and
  • you’re only studying part-time, instead of full-time, because:
    • you’re in the last semester of your study program and you don’t need a full course load to complete your program and
    • you were a full-time student in your program in Canada, up until your last semester

Note: You only start working on or off campus in Canada when you start your program. You can’t work before your studies begin.

Co-op Work

If work experience is a necessary and integral part of your program and you meet the college co-op program criteria, you may work full-time during their designated co-op term(s).  All NU programs are eligible for co-op.

During your co-op term you must be cleared by your college for co-op, register for the co-op course, and have a valid co-op permit in hand. 

  • To check whether you may participate in the co-op program, please check your college website and/or contact your co-op coordinator. 
  • To check how to apply for a co-op work permit, please visit here.
  • To request a co-op school letter, please contact your international student advisor or email OGS Canada at [email protected].