Foreign students who are registered at a foreign university may work in a clinical clerkship or short-term practicum without a work permit as long as they are studying in one of the following fields:
- Occupational and physical therapy
- Medical Technology
In order to be exempt from the work permit requirement, all students mentioned above must have written permission from the provincial body that regulates the health field at hand. Medical students bound for the following provinces do not need written permission from a regulatory body:
- British Columbia
Note: Foreign medical students seeking entry to Quebec to work in a short clinical internship must have a permission letter from Le Collège des Médecins du Québec. Medical students seeking entry to Quebec to engage in medical observation or a research internship do not need a permission letter. For medical students seeking entry to all other Canadian provinces and territories, a permission letter is recommended.
These jobs will often be unpaid and should last for no longer than four months.
Interested employers: Kindly contact us here to receive further information.
Interested candidates: Find out whether you qualify to Canada by completing our free on-line evaluation. We will provide you with our evaluation within 1-2 business days.