I have a 4-year-long Canadian student visa (issued in August 2014). I have both a French and a Swiss passport and I used my Swiss passport when I applied for my student visa.
I love my life in Canada but don't quite like my studies and I might have an opportunity for an interesting job (in Canada). I know that with my student visa I am allowed to get a job. I don't think I am required to deliver any document to the Canadian government to prove that I am still studying (although the information will be clear on my tax declaration).
Can I freely drop my studies and stay in Canada to work until the end of my student visa? Does it appear like I am lying to the government? Can I get into trouble for that? Does it decrease my chances to later apply for another visa or for permanent residency?