Scheduled Break – Summer Intensive

Did you know that you can take the Summer Intensive term off as a study break?

Immigration and Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allows students to take a break in their studies according to the school’s Scheduled Breaks policy. IRCC’s policy on Scheduled Breaks can be found here.

Alexander College considers the Summer Intensive term a Scheduled Break. Our policy on Scheduled Breaks can be found here: https://alexandercollege.ca/admissions-and-registration/course-registration/

While there are a small number of condensed classes offered during the summer months, the Summer Intensive (July – August) is not considered a regular term for the purposes of study permit or work permit eligibility provided that the student is enrolled, full-time, in both the term prior to the break and the term following the break.

What are the benefits of taking a study break in the summer?

  • Catch up on rest and restore your energy so that you can perform better in the regular terms
  • Take a vacation, visit home, etc.
  • Work full-time, off-campus (up to 40 hours per week)

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/study-permits/campus-work.html#definitions