Gain valuable work experience and supplement your spending allowance with a student job. While you must supply sufficient evidence that you can pay for your tuition and living expenses before you arrive in Canada, there are a number of opportunities for you and your spouse/common-law partner to work while you study in Canada.
Working in Canada can go a long way towards helping you establish business contacts for the future and can even help you immigrate after graduation.
On and off-campus jobs
If your studies in Canada include a co-op placement or internship as an essential part of your program, you may be eligible for a co-op/internship work permit.
Travel and work in Canada
Many young people come to Canada through International Experience Canada. Eligibility for IEC is based on specific agreements between Canada and other countries, which usually include three streams:
- Working Holiday: Travel and experience Canada while earning money to fund your holiday.
- Young Professional: Gain professional work experience in Canada and develop your career to compete for the global economy.
- International Co-op: You’re enrolled in post-secondary studies elsewhere but have a job offer for an internship or co-op placement in Canada to complete your post-secondary program