You may choose to register as a part-time student. However, we recommend always registering as a full-time student (at least 9.0 credit hours, usually 3 classes for undergraduate students) in every Fall and Spring term, beginning with your first term. In order to be eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit, you must be a full-time student for the duration of your program (with the exception of scheduled breaks such as Summer or final term of study). This is true even for online classes or classes taken outside of Canada.
Most graduate students are considered full-time students in every Fall, Spring and Summer terms as long as they are registered.
If you are considering taking a part-time course load, please consult with an International Student Advisor to understand the implications of taking part-time studies on your work eligibility and Post-Graduation Work Permit eligibility.