Check if your internship or business project requires a work co-op permit. If so, make sure you have it in hand before starting work.
As an international student, you will need to apply for a work co-op permit if you hope to participate in any of the following co-ops in the specified levels:
We recommend applying for a permit even if the internship:
With this permit, you can gain some work experience (3 months max.) if you choose to live in Quebec as a permanent resident after graduating from your program.
You do not need an internship permit if the internship is not part of your studies (non-credit internship). However, you must adhere to the rules for working off campus, specifically:
Even though your permit states that HEC Montréal is your employer, it does not mean you are limited to working on campus. It implies that the permit holder may access for-credit activities.
It is recommended that you start applying for the work co-op permit prior to landing in Canada and at the same time you apply for your study permit. Your admission letter will need to mention your expected project.
If you did not apply for a permit before arriving in Canada.
If your curriculum changed and your program now includes a project.
Processing times may vary, based on the time of year. It is best to check on the progress of your application. The system will take you through a series of questions. Your answers should be as indicated below.
There is no cost for the application.
During the application process, you will be asked for a designated learning institution number for HEC Montréal. This number is O19359011058.
Step 1: Log in or create your MyCIC account by clicking on “Continue to Sign-In Partner” or “Continue to GCKey.”
Forgot your sign-in details? You can create a new account by using one of these two ways to sign in.
Step 2: Click on “Apply to come to Canada”.
Step 3: The system will take you through a series of questions.
The form that students complete to request this type of document should look like the one below.
You should end up with the below result.
Step 4: Once you get to the end of the questionnaire, upload the required documents. You do not have to sign the IMM5710 form.
Visit the Work as a co-op student or intern page.
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