Hi guys, hope I can find someone that can help me here. I have an open work visa and have been working here in Montreal for the last 1.5 year, while my wife studies. I got accepted into a university for a masters program starting on September 8, around the same date when my wife will be giving birth. My original work permit is valid until 2017 but I will have to 'change conditions' in order to get a study permit. Ok, now my questions, please feel free to answer any that you feel able to: 1 - When does my work permit expire if I apply for a student permit? 2 - Can I still apply for parental leave if my student permit is already emitted ? 3 - Can I still receive the benefits of the parental leave after changing the condition of my permit ? 4 - If I'm working 20 hours per week ( as allowed with a study permit ) can I still apply for parental leave ? 5 - Anything else I'm missing about this situation ? Thank you.