Part-time Work Option in Canada for International Students

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Piyush Kohli
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Updated on Jan 27, 2021 15:42 IST

Part-time Work Option in Canada for International Students

By working while studying in Canada, you get a great job experience especially if you have plans of applying for PR (permanent residence) ultimately.

On the Canadian student visa, you have the permission of working for 20 hours/week of a paid job. However this is the maximum number of hours, and you are free to work for a lesser number of hours. Usually, those students enrolled in difficult or intensive courses are recommended by the universities to work for a maximum of 12 hours a week. This is because working for more than this number can affect a student's performance in studies. So you can reduce the number of working hours if you feel you are unable to maintain a work-study-life balance.

Monetary Pay

Usually, for part-time jobs, students are paid by hours. The rate of pay is around $10 an hour, on average. If your aim is only to gain work experience, like helping your professor with research work, then you don’t need a work permit. This kind of work has to be on-campus and will be paid less; you can work beyond the stipulated number of hours. So with just the student visa, you can still engage in academic work on-campus.

If an international student wishes to work off-campus, he can apply for an off-campus work permit after completing six months of study. That permit will allow the student to work for a maximum of 20 hours/week off-campus.

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How to find a part-time job

All colleges and universities have bulletin boards where on-campus job openings are advertised. There will also be websites carrying information about similar job openings.

You can work in cafes, restaurants and coffee shops; retail stores like clothing or sports goods stores; lifeguard or swimming instructor at a college swimming pool or beach; bookstores, library etc. If you are multilingual, you can work as a translator. As Canada is a multicultural society, the services of a translator are widely required.

Top part-time jobs in Canada

Salary for part-time jobs can vary according to the work they get. Like the average salary for a part-time job can CAD 22 per hour, however, students are paid by hours for part-time work which is around CAD 10/hour. Also, wages for part-time work can differ from city to city.

Part-time work

Expected Salary/Wages (in CAD/hour)

Customer service representative

14

Cook

13-15

Clerk

15

Sales associate

12

Teacher

20-22

Web designer

20

Merchandiser

13

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hi i am sattar faizaan i want to undergraduate courses in canada can some suggest cheap coursr and universities

Reply to Sattar Faizaan

I wanna know about agricultural part time jobs availability and wages.

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Mannat

24/01/22

Hello sir
I am completing my class 12th in March 2022 in India. I want to study bachelor's in blockchain in Canada or Australia. Please suggest me some University's

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Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

28/02/22

Hi Mannat, please go through the below URLs and check out the list of schools offering Blockchain in Canada and Australia:https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/canada/universities/george-brown-college/certificate-in-blockchain-developmenthttps://studyabroad.shiksha.com/usa/universities/northeastern-uni...Hi Mannat, please go through the below URLs and check out the list of schools offering Blockchain in Canada and Australia:
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https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/usa/universities/northeastern-university/graduate-certificate-in-blockchain-and-smart-contract-engineering
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hello sir,
this year i will finish my 12th class in india. next i want to study b.tech in canada. pls suggest popular b.tech course in canada

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Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

28/12/21

Hi Krishna, please refer to the below URL and check out the options to study in Canada:
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/options-to-study-in-canada-after-xii-articlepage-1381

Hi sir
I have completed degree in mechanical engineering in india & I want to do job in Canada what can I do!

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Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

28/12/21

Hi Bhargav, at Shiksha Studyabroad, we assist you with your queries related to study abroad. All the best!

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