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Important announcement – please read carefully.

The International Centre is open, and our hours of operation for Humber North, Humber Lakeshore and the Humber International Graduate School are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Our phone lines are also operational.

North and Lakeshore: Walk-ins to see our International Student Advisors are available 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. If you would like to have a virtual call instead, please use this Contact Form to make an appointment.

IGS: Students can use the IGS portal to ask a question/book an appointment with advisors.

The Return to Campus microsite provides important information, health and safety measures, and resources for individuals coming to campus.

Students can find a complete list of programs with downloads including program and course details at Current Student Resources

Planning to begin your studies at Humber? Here's what you need to know about study permits, refunds, and post-graduation work permits. Current approximate application processing time is approximately ten weeks.

If you have any questions please get in touch by using this Contact Form. Please check Humber Updates for the most up-to-date information. Please also check Humber College’s and Humber Global’s social media accounts.

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Are You Considering Working While Studying in Canada?

Confirm that your study permit is valid* for postsecondary studies and verify that your study permit allows you to work on or off campus. For more information, see the Government of Canada website:

You must stop working on the day you no longer meet the above eligibility requirements (e.g., if you are no longer a full-time student during an academic session.)

Apply for a Co-op Work Permit

A co-op work permit is required if your program has a mandatory co-op, internship, or work placement component. See the Government of Canada website and find more information here.

A co-op work permit only allows students to perform worked required for their program of study. It is not valid for other off-campus work. 

How Do I Get a Social Insurance Number? (SIN)

You need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) from Service Canada to work in Canada or to receive benefits and services from government programs. You must have one of the following conditions or remarks printed on your study permit in order to apply for a SIN for off-campus work:

  • “May work 20 hours/week off-campus or fulltime during regular breaks if meeting criteria outlined in section 186(v) or IPRP.”
  • “May accept employment on or off campus if meeting criteria eligibility criteria as per R186(f), (v) or (w).”
  • “Must cease working if no longer meeting these criteria.”

If your study permit does not have one of the above conditions or remarks, you must submit a request for an amendment to your study permit before you can apply for a SIN. There is no fee for this request.

If your study permit has: “This permit does not permit the holder to engage in off campus employment in Canada” printed on it and you have changed your program of study, you must apply to change the conditions of your study permit and pay the applicable fee.

Visit the Government of Canada website for more information.

*View the eligibility and requirements for applying for a Study Permit here.

Find a Job in Canada

International students can visit the Humber Career Centre to see job postings and for help with resumé writing, cover letter reviews, and mock job interviews.


If you have further questions: attend a study permit workshop or contact us.