Last Updated on November 22, 2017 by West Highlander
Canada is becoming a hub for international students to study, live or settle abroad. Those who are interested can grab work related opportunities so that they can excel in their lives. International students can avail various employment related opportunities while they are studying in Canada or after they have completed their studies in Canada.
In this article, the experts of West Highlander are going to put light on job related opportunities in Canada during or after your studies.
Working Opportunities While Studying in Canada
If you wish to earn some money while you are studying in Canada, you can qualify to work up to 20 hours during university semesters without requiring a work permit. In order to qualify, you need to be a full time student and have a valid study permit. You need to be enrolled at a designated learning institution at post secondary level. You need to be studying in an academic, vocational and professional training program. You may also get SIN- Social Insurance Number from service Canada to work in Canada and to receive other benefits from government programs.
Various on-campus employment opportunities
In order to qualify for working inside a Canadian school or university, there are several requirements that you need to meet. A few of the basic prerequisites are mentioned as below:-
- You need to be a full time student
- You need to have a valid student permit
- The job needs to be exclusively inside the premises, even if the employer is an outside contractor
Various off-campus Employment Opportunities
To work off campus or in university related jobs, you need to fulfill several requirements, which are:-
- You need to have a valid Canadian student permit
- You need to be a full time student
- This condition is valid for academic students, while ESL students are not
- You will be allowed to work for 20 hours per week during the semesters and 40 hours per week during the yearly breaks
- If you are not able to complete three coursed semester successfully, you will report this to designated authorities.
Working Opportunities for Spouse or common law partners
Your common law partner and spouse law apply for work permit if you meet several requirements, which are:-
- You should be a full time student at a private post secondary institution or a private institution that operate under the same regulations and rules as a public institution.
- You should have a valid study permit
Work permit for your common law partners or spouse are valid for the same period of time as your study permit. Spouses and common law partners are eligible for an open work permit, which automatically means that you do not need a job offer or a labour market opinion from Service Canada to work.
Work Opportunities after graduation
After you have completed graduation, you must apply for a work permit under the Post Graduation Work permit Program (PGWPP). There are a number of options for you to consider after you graduate, if you want to stay in Canada as a permanent resident. As per PGWPP, students who are graduated from Canadian post secondary institution and have valuable experience can qualify for permanent residence in Canada through express entry. The work permit issued under PGWPP is for the length of the study program or maximum upto three years.
The post graduation work permit cannot be longer than the study program of the student. Let us suppose for an example, if you are enrolled into four year degree program, you are eligible to work for a three year work permit if you meet the requirements. If you graduate from an eight month certificate program, you would not be eligible to work more than eight months.
Take Expert Advice from West Highlander
West Highlander is a group of best immigration consultants based in Chandigarh providing expert guidance to the students. We possess more than 16 years of experience in the immigration industry and have been providing clients expert guidance and assistance to make their study in Canada process easier and simple. To get more information on study in Canada, feel free to contact the experts of West Highlander. We would be more than glad to help you with your needs.