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Work and Study in Canada

Gain valuable work experience and supplement your spending allowance with part-time student jobs for international students.

While you must supply sufficient evidence that you can pay for your tuition and living expenses before you arrive in Canada, there are a number of work permit programs for international students and their spouses/common law partners that make working in Canada possible.

Working in Canada can go a long way towards helping you establish business contacts for the future and can even help you immigrate after graduation.

Jobs for International Students in Canada

Campus Jobs

As an international student, you are able to work on campus without a work permit while completing your studies if:

  • You are registered as a full-time student at a public post-secondary institution (college, university, CEGEP).
  • You are registered as a full-time student at a private post-secondary institution that operates under the same rules and regulations as a public institution, and receives at least 50% of its financing from government grants.
  • You are registered as a full-time student a Canadian private institution authorized by provincial statute to grant degrees.
  • You have a valid study permit.

Off-Campus Jobs

As an international student, you are able to work off-campus with a work permit while completing your studies if:

  • You are registered as a full-time student at a participating publicly funded post-secondary educational institution or in an approved program at an eligible privately funded institution.
  • You have applied for your work permit and have received it.
  • You are only working up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and full time during scheduled breaks (for example, winter and summer holidays or spring break).

Travel and Work in Canada

You are able to travel and work in Canada for up to 1 year through International Experience Canada if:

  • You are between the ages of 18 - 35.
  • Your country of origin has an agreement with Canada.

Questions?

Please visit our International Student Work Permit page for more information about Canadian work permits, or contact us directly. Imagine studying in Canada!

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Date Modified:
2013-06-27