The authorized time is measured by the minimum time of the tertiary course you are studying. The time that has already been spent studying at the same level is then deducted from this limit to determine if you are still doing qualifying studies. If you receive youth benefits, you are not limited in the time they have spent studying at the same level. If you receive youth benefits, you may be asked to sign an agreement if you try a second or subsequent course at the same level. However, a person may, in certain circumstances, be allowed to continue his studies as an YA job seeker (the study was admitted as a short course). These students must have their studies enrolled in an EPP. One of the criteria for conducting qualifying studies for professional purposes is that you need to make satisfactory progress in your course. A tertiary improves satisfactorily if the time spent in the course (with time spent at the same level in other courses) does not exceed the time allowed for this course. For the youth allowance, the time allowed is measured only by the study you have done in your current course. If you receive youth assistance, there is no limit to the number of courses you can take at the same level and you can maintain full-time student status.
If you have already tried another course at the same level, you may need to enter into an activity agreement for students. Students must take a course over an authorized period based on the minimum time normally required to complete the course, as well as an additional allowable period. Up to one year of additional eligible time may be granted to complete your course. In exceptional cases, some students may benefit from an extension of their authorized time. These circumstances include illness, family trauma, natural disasters, relocations and duties of care. Example 1: Vincent is 20 years old and has completed a year of economics studies at university. He retired from the Bwusrig and switched to engineering after a year.