WORK WHILE YOU STUDY IN CANADA
Did you know that as a full-time international student you are eligible to work while you study? While Canadian institutions are generally less expensive than most English-speaking countries, having the option to finance your daily life can be incredibly useful to some individuals looking to study abroad.
HOW MANY HOURS CAN I WORK?
During your full-time studies, you are allowed to work part-time up to 20 hours a week. Employment opportunities include both on and off-campus work, allowing students to seek jobs almost anywhere in their city. Also, during scheduled breaks, such as spring or summer break, you are eligible to work full-time (30 hours). Most campuses offer international school services that can be a great resource for students looking for employment options throughout the semester.
ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS
ON-CAMPUS employment is usually catered for students, often being flexible and easily accommodated into their schedules. They also provide opportunities to work directly with teachers, allowing students to obtain essential working experience for future endeavours.
- Peer programs
- Laboratory technician
- Teaching assistant
- Secretarial work (reception, filing, call centre, etc.)
OFF-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS
OFF CAMPUS jobs offer more freedom when choosing to work part-time since you are not limited to the campus environment. However, since they aren’t school regulated, they may not be as flexible or accommodating to students.
- Food Services
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