IRCC released new instruction regarding co-op work permits


On January 19, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released a new update of the instructions regarding study permit holders who were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The updated information is related to the Co-op Work Permits. In certain cases, if the educational institution and the job placement agree, international students are allowed to do their co-op overseas as work conducted outside Canada does not require a work permit. It also introduces a temporary policy allowing students who are waiting for their co-op work permits to begin their work under certain conditions.