As an international student at SFU, you are eligible to work off campus without a work permit if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • you have a valid study permit
  • you are enrolled in a program of 6 months or more that leads to an SFU degree, diploma or certificate
  • you are enrolled as a full-time student

To be able to work in Canada you must meet SFU's definition of full time as described in our enrollment requirements for international students.

You may also view our Resources and Handouts page for more details.

Get help with the job search process

If you are seeking a job off campus, SFU Career and Volunteer Services offers a variety of resources and services to assist you, including job postings, resume help, advice on the job search and interview process, and more.