Am a student in Vancouver Canada i am in a college and am taking three courses but now i want to drop one and i take two

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Customer: Hi am a student in Vancouver Canada i am in a college and am taking three courses but now i want to drop one and i take two so that i can take it again in the next semester i need your help to know the risk am taking being a part time student as an international student.
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?
Customer: AM in CANADA not the U.S
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: They told me to speak to an immigration consultant in Canada first.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no that's it
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Hello, my name is***** & I will be the immigration attorney helping you today. I'm reviewing your question and will be with you in a few minutes.

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I'm sorry I just realized your question is for Canada. I will opt out.

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Ok i will be waiting thank you
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Should i wait?
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Hello - My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to assist you today. I am a Canadian lawyer who is able to answer immigration law questions.

Can you tell me how many courses you need to take per semester to be a full time student ?

Customer
Hi yah i need to take three to be a full-time student but now i want to take two because the other is an intersession lesson and it is so fast i want to drop it or take a break so that i can take it next semester full term
Customer
I prefere we just keep texting because my network is not good in my region
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Feel free to ignore the pop up option for a phone call. We can continue by texting online.

In order to be eligible to have a study permit, Canada Immigration requires you to be "actively pursuing your studies " which means you are enrolled in the school you were accepted into and pursuing your course of study there. This does not necessarily require you to be taking a full course load every semester. As long as you are taking courses which progress towards you completing your education, you should be fine.

Here is a link the the Operational Guidelines on this issue from Canada Immigration's website

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/study-permits/other-considerations.html

However, you need to have full-time status to work on or off campus.

Hope this answers your question.

Customer
Ok yah i am enrolled into a college with a transfer program . And they told me to talk to an immigration consultant before dropping that course in order i know the risks of being a part time student when am an international student in Canada
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Did you change schools from the original school you got your study permit for ?

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Can you clarify what you mean by you are enrolled in a college with a transfer program ?

Customer
No i am still in the same school i just want to drop one course.
Customer
Ok am in a college in canada Vancouver and am in a program that enables me to go to the university that is the transfer program
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I see - If by dropping that one course, you are still able to finish your program on time because you will be making up this one course perhaps in the summer, you should be fine because you are still actively pursing your studies and are progressing towards completing the courses you need to graduate.

Hope this answers your question.

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Thank you
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null, Expert

You are very welcome.

Thank you for using JustAnswer.

All the best !

Customer
Hi ok a very tiny question. So if i become a part time student once in my life time in canada does it affect my future career in Canada
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Hello again - Even if you drop this course and do not have a full course load for one semester, if you are able to finish your program in the allotted time, without taking a leave of absence, you should eligible to get a Post Graduate Work permit which will allow you to work in Canada to gain valuable Canadian work experience which will help your application for permanent residence later on.

Customer
What do you mean by taking leave of absence?
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Leave of absence is when you stop attending school altogether for a period of time

Customer
Hi hope your ok merry Christmas
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I have a tiny question, am dsylexic so is it possible for me to do two courses in canada and still get a chance to work there
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