Lots of international student looking too immigrate to Canada have the intention to study and work in Canada. This is very possible because as an international student who is studying, you can also work on or off campus provided that you have a valid student permit.

In order for you to qualify to work as international student during your studies, you must;

  1. Hold a valid Canadian student permit
  2. Remain a satisfactory academic standing as determined by their institution
  3. Be studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate that is at least six months in duration.

Once you fail as a student to meet these requirements, then you must stop working unless being authorized otherwise by applying for a Canada work permit.

Where to study and work in Canada

Today Canada is known as one of the most welcoming countries to immigrants, this is why most international students from around the world chooses Canada as their study destination.

With its 125 public and private universities, Canada is the surest place an international student looking to acquire a bachelor’s degree can easily do that because of there are over 3000 bachelors programs offered by over 125 public and private universities in Canada.

Some of the popular study options in Canada based on recent research include

Immigrating to Canada as an international student looking to do some extra work and fund you academic, it’s really important you know which place best suit your needs and requirement before immigrating.

If you are to work off campus, its important to choose a destination where you can study and work as an international student without the stress of having to school in one town and working in the next.

As an international student looking to study and work in Canada, here are some of the most popular destinations for student that which to study and work in Canada

  • Vancouver
  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Burnaby

How many hours can you work as a student in Canada?

Canada as a nation understands the value of time and the importance of having an education which is why they have included in their study permit the ”right to work” so that student can study and work in Canada. This is only for students that are doing part time in the course of their studies.

This means that as a part time student you get to work for up to 20hours a week either on or off campus while classes are in session.

If you qualify to work off campus, you can work up to 20hours/ week

  • If you are studying part -time because you are almost done with your program
  • If you are a graduate student that ash completed the required program for your degree
  • During regular school sessions
  • During breaks, especially during winter and summer holidays
  • After you finish your studies if you have applied for work permit.

It is important to note that you may work in Canada for up to three years after you graduate only if you apply for post-graduation work permit.

Who is eligible to work off-campus?

You many be eligible to work off-campus without a work permit if you

  • Have a valid Canada study permit
  • Have a social insurance number (SIN)
  • Are a full-time program as a student at a designated learning institution (DLI)

Are studying part-time as this is your last semester.

It important that you and your employer see that you meet the requirements to be eligible to work off-campus without a work permit. If you fail to meet these requirements, you may e asked to leave Canada.

Who Is not eligible to work off campus?

As a full-time student at DLI, you may not be allowed to work off-campus without a work permit, this is the case If you are;

  • A visiting or exchange student who won’t get a degree from your host school in Canada
  • Studying French or English as a second language
  • Taking general interest courses to prepare you for another program.

If any of these cases apply to you then you might not get a valid work permit to study and work in Canada.

Now that you know everything there is to know about study and work in Canada as an international student, all we can do is wish you Goodluck and hope that things work out the way you plan.

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