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Work permit for Unpaid intership?

rs929

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Jan 16, 2019
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Hello, I graduated in April 2020 and got an unpaid internship offer 3days/week. I am currently on my study permit which expires July 31st and planning to apply for PGWP in next month (June end).
Can i accept this offer and work as unpaid intern on study permit while still looking for full-time job during till i get my work permit?

Thank you!
 

Wolfpmd3

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Hello, I graduated in April 2020 and got an unpaid internship offer 3days/week. I am currently on my study permit which expires July 31st and planning to apply for PGWP in next month (June end).
Can i accept this offer and work as unpaid intern on study permit while still looking for full-time job during till i get my work permit?

Thank you!
It's unpaid... So it's technically not even work.
I don't see a reason why you couldn't take it.
 

bongoman

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Dec 3, 2014
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Unpaid work is illegal in Canada. As you are no longer a student you cant be on an "internship" by legal definition.

If you were to find work you are allowed to work part time from the time you finish classes to the time you receive confirmation that you have graduated, then you must stop. Then once you apply for PGWP (with a valid SP) you can work full-time until a decision is made on your PGWP.
 

scylla

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Hello, I graduated in April 2020 and got an unpaid internship offer 3days/week. I am currently on my study permit which expires July 31st and planning to apply for PGWP in next month (June end).
Can i accept this offer and work as unpaid intern on study permit while still looking for full-time job during till i get my work permit?

Thank you!
No. This is still classified as work. You can only take this on full time once you've applied for your PGWP.