Do you know you could actually study and work in Canada as a student? Canada is one of the countries with quality education and a high graduate employability rate.
This is one of the reasons lots of international students flock to the shores of Canada every year. This is because there are lots of benefits that come with studying in Canada which include landing a high-paying job or becoming a Canadian permanent resident or even a citizen.
Even if you decide to get a job first, Canada-friendly policies still allow foreigners to study while they are already working in Canada.
As an international student, you are allowed to work without a work permit while studying in Canada. Also, the foreigner gathers both funds for their spending allowance and valuable work experience which can help them retain jobs in Canada after their graduation.
Ways Internation Students Can Work and Study in Canada
Below are three (3) notable ways international students can work while studying in Canada. International students can find employment through these means:
1. Work Off-Campus
With a valid study permit, foreign students can work for employers outside the campus for up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions. Meanwhile, during summer, spring, winter breaks, and etc, students are allowed to work full time.
If the following requirements are met, then an international student will be qualified to work off-campus.
- A valid study permit
- Have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
- Studying in a vocational, professional, or academic training program that will last for at least six (6) months and leads to either a degree, certificate, or diploma.
- Have resumed an academic session and provides a satisfying academic standing as determined by the institution
Also, an international student who no longer studies full-time may continue working off-campus if she/he
- Is presently studying part-time because it’s the last semester of his/her study program
- Was registered as a full-time student since the beginning of the study program in Canada
International Students Not Eligible To Work Off-campus:
- Students taking a general interest program or course.
- Exchange or visiting students
2. Work On-Campus
Foreign students with a valid study permit can also work on campus if they are studying full time. Below are the following conditions they must meet to work on their school campus.
- A valid study permit
- Social security number
- Be a registered full-time post-secondary student at a:
public post-secondary schools, such as a university, college, or CEGEP in Quebec
a private college-level school in Quebec that operates under the same rules as public schools, and is funded at least 50% by government grants.
- Attend any Canadian private school that can legally award degrees under provincial law
International students in Canada can still work at the Co-op/Internships if their study program requires a compulsory work placement or internship as part of their study program.
How To Study In Canada
1). Choose a program you want to study.
2). Find an accredited University in Canada that offers the Program.
3). Apply to the University By Contacting them.
4). Prepare for Entrance and tests like TOEFL/GRE/GMAT/IELTS etc.
5). Apply for a Visa Once You Get Your Acceptance Letter From The University.