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How to Work and Study Together in Canada

In today’s world, students want to explore new educational opportunities abroad. Canada is the most preferred country by students because of its quality of education. But without any source of income, it is so difficult because no one can fulfill their basic needs. Therefore, Canada gives international students the opportunity to work while studying, even without a work permit.

In addition, students try to work according to their interests and eligibility. By doing this, students are able to earn money for their survival. Even they help their parents by sending money. Also, it is beneficial for employers because sometimes they have to face a labor shortage, which is not good for them.
Here, I, Yash Miglani, an IRCC Certified Consultant, will discuss the eligibility and requirements for how students can work in Canada while studying.

Different Methods to Work in Canada with a Study Visa

Work Off-Campus

International students have permission to work more than 20 hours a week If they require a valid study visa, they can work wherever they want or according to their abilities, even outside of their educational institutions. Moreover, on vacations, they can work full-time. In this way, students become independent and responsible.

Eligibility Requirements to work Off-Campus 

1. Firstly, if you are an international student, to work in Canada, you must acquire a valid study visa.
2. Secondly, it is important to keep one thing in mind: the course for which you enrolled has already started, and your course must be for 6 months or a degree course.
3. Moreover, you must be a full-time student at a recognized university or college.
4. You must get good marks in your course and maintain a good academic record.
5. Most importantly, a student must have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

Who Is Not Able to Work Off-Campus?

There are some conditions in which students cannot work off campus without a work permit. Here I am sharing some of them:
1. First of all, when your study visa does not authorize you to work off-campus while studying,
2. When you are opting only for general courses,
3. Students who enroll in English or French as a second language programs can’t work off-campus.

Work On-Campus

Also, students can work at their colleges and universities. The most beneficial part of doing on-campus work is that you can work for as many hours as you wish.

Eligibility Requirements For On-Campus Work

1. You must have a social insurance number. It is given to you by the Canadian government to get government
     benefits and services.
2. You must have a study visa.
3. One more important thing is that you must be a full-time student at a public post-secondary school, such as
     a college, university, or CEGEP in Quebec.

Who is not eligible for on-campus work?

There are some conditions under which you cannot work on campus in Canada, and these conditions must be followed:

1. You must keep in mind that when your study visa expires, you will not be able to work on campus.
 If you are moving to another college or university, you must leave your on-campus work.
3. As long as you are studying as a full-time student, you can work on campus.

Who can you work for on campus?

In this paragraph, we will learn about who can be an employer on campus. On campus, the employer may be a faculty member, private businesses within the campus limitations, student organizations, or private contractors providing services to the school. Even self-employed opportunities are available on campus.

To sum up, students can work in Canada while studying. It is a great opportunity for students to work and study together according to the requirements and eligibility. They will learn to face the challenges and time management that are the demands of today’s time. In addition, students will be able to learn new skills and explore new fields according to their interests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans. Yes, definitely. You can work in Canada while studying if you have a valid study permit.

Ans. For 20 hours a week, students can work off-campus wherever they want in Canada.

Ans. Absolutely, you must be a full-time student at a recognized university or college.

Ans. No, you can’t work in Canada until your course has started.

Ans. In some situations, you can’t work on campus, such as on the last day of your full-time studies, when your study visa expires, when you switch your college or university and so on. 

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