I have a similar question,
my girlfriend has been studying for 4 semesters as well and would like to apply for the post graduate work permit for 3 yrs. She is a transfer student completing the last 2 years of an undergrad degree here.
She studied for 2 semesters of 4 classes ( 12 hrs) and 2 semesters of 5 classes (15 hrs).
4 classes IS considered full time by her school.
I noticed in a previous post it mentioned only 15 hrs ( 5 classes) is full time according to CIC???
does this mean she can not get the post graduate permit...?
Any advice would be very appreciated.
NO for the purpose of the post graduate work permit it is left to the educational institution to determine whether the student is a full time or part time, and it differs from one university or college to the other.
For example, mount saint vincent university in halifax give the status of full time for only 3 courses in the winter semester and the fall, and only one course in the summer semester to be a full time. while other univeristies gives 4 courses in the winter semester for the full time base.
so as i mentioned if her transcript shows that she was a full time student in each semester regardless the number of courses in that semester, and she has done at least the the half of her program of study or more in canada, and she applied withing 90 days of finishing her program, she will be eligible for the three years post graduate work permit.