Co-op Work Permit Workshop (Cancelled)

October 30, 2017

Cancelled - Please visit our office during drop-in hours 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Are you an international student who has been admitted to the Co-operative Education Program at UVic?

Are you ready to apply for a co-op work permit?

When you meet with an ISS Adviser you must have:

  • a valid passport
  • a valid study permit
  • a work authorization letter from your Co-op Office
  • an IRCC account to make online applications

Please also prepare scanned copies of the following documents:

  • the page in your passport that shows your birth date and country of origin and any other pages with stamps, visas or markings
  • your work authorization letter
  • a digital photo

The digital photo must meet the following specifications:

Frame size
  • The final frame size of the photo must be at least 35mm x 45mm.
  • The photographs must show a full front view of the head and tops of shoulders, with the face in the middle of the photograph.
  • The size of the head, from chin to crown, must be between 31mm and 36mm.
  • Digital dimensions are often expressed in pixels or DPI (dots per inch). The physical dimensions in pixels must be at least 420 x 540.

If an existing photo is being scanned, the minimum resolution must be 600 pixels per inch.

File format
  • The file may be submitted in JPEG or JPEG2000 format.
  • The final size of the image should ideally be 240 kB (kilobytes), but not less than 60 kB.
  • The image must be in colour (24 bits per pixel) in RGB colour space, which is the common output for most digital cameras.

If you need help preparing scanned copies of your documents, please visit the International Student Centre (ISC).