Canada has instituted a new regulation impacting international students, including those from India, limiting off-campus work to a maximum of 24 hours per week, effective from September 2024. According to Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the recent policy shift discontinues the temporary allowance for students to work over 20 hours weekly off campus, effective April 30, 2024. The decision to limit work hours is aimed at ensuring students' primary focus remains on their academic pursuits. Miller stressed the importance of international students prioritising their studies while acknowledging the necessity of employment opportunities to offset expenses. The move to permit up to 24 hours of off-campus work seeks to strike a balance between academic engagement and financial sustainability. The press release announcing this move underscored research findings indicating a decline in academic performance among students working over 28 hours weekly. Moreover, exceeding the 24-hour threshold heightens the risk of students dropping out of their programmes.