What Part-Time Jobs Can Students Do in Canada?

Part time jobs canada

Canada has been recognized as one of the world’s best countries to welcome immigrants. Canada has a fair education system for international students as well. For instance, students are eligible to work part-time while studying if they hold a valid study permit. This way, Canada gives good support to all the international students to take care of their living expenses while they study. That is one of the primary reasons students choose to come to Canada because they do not need to spend all their savings for their studies and take care of their living expenses. 

What kind of part-time jobs can students do in Canada?

While studying, students should look for jobs that offer only part-time work i.e., not more than 20 hours a week. The vast majority of the time, students may not find part-time jobs in their relevant educational or work background. Part-time jobs are primarily entry-level jobs that pay them around minimum wage in Canada. These types of jobs can help students cover their living expenses during their study period, but they cannot save anything since they are limited to working just 20 hours per week. 

Some of the office jobs that students can find as part-time jobs in Canada are:

  • Office/Administrative Assistant
  • HR/Marketing/Sales/Accounting Assistant
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Content Writer
  • Freelance
  • Graphic Designer
  • Intern jobs
  • Front desk jobs such as receptionist etc. 

Freshmen should look into assistant positions or internships while studying which helps them to gain experience after their graduation in Canada.

Some of the part-time service jobs are:

  • Cook
  • Server at a Restaurant
  • Customer Sales Representatives at fast food centres or superstores
  • Cashiers 
  • Bartender
  • Catering staff
  • Construction
  • Security Guard at malls, parking lots, etc. 
  • Lifeguard 
  • Driving jobs at Uber, skip the dishes, or door dash, etc. 

Most of them may not want to have their careers in these fields; however, these are good part-time jobs students can get easily for 20 hours a week. 

Note: For some jobs, applicants must qualify for the test and earn the license to work. For instance, 

  • Security license for Security Guards
  • ‘Serving it Right’ license for Servers, Bartenders
  • ‘Food safe’ certification for cooks
Serving it Right License

Discover your career in Canada via the job search engine. 

To work as a part-time employee in Canada, students should follow the instructions mentioned on their study permit. They can work only if their study permit authorizes them to work. Furthermore, if students are working on-campus, they are eligible to work above 20 hours. 


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