Well, let’s be honest about a fact before we detail you about whether you can study in Canada and work simultaneously. The concept of studying and working didn’t come into play until recently. We were all dependent on our parents’ money for all the daily chores, and that included a corner seat movie ticket.
Come on, don’t lie.
We all did it. Didn’t we?
But, that’s not the point here. The point here is that, since this blog deals with something totally unrelated to it, let’s ask a straightforward question – Can you study and work at the same time in Canada?
The answer to that question is a resounding “Yes.” You can. It’s not a difficult process, but there are a few things you need to take into account before making the decision to work while studying. Also, have to read our comprehensive guide for Canada. It details you about all the minute aspects of the country that you didn’t know about.
The year was 2014 and that’s when the Government of Canada updated the conditions under which Canadian study permits. Most study permits now allow international students to work in Canada but the hours are limited. Twenty hours a week, at max. You can increase your hours during scheduled holidays if you want to.
Pointers to note before you decide to study in Canada and work simultaneously
Social Security Number
You need a Social Security Number (SSN) to work in Canada. The SSN is similar to your local social security number.In order to apply for a SIN, an international student’s study permit must include specified information. The term “study permit” refers to a document that allows someone to participate in educational or training programs in Canada without the need of a work permit or other immigration requirements (i.e., under the International Student Program).
The institution where you’re registered in full-time studies is allowed to hire you. If you fulfill the requirements as per R186(f), (v), or (w), you may work on or off-campus.
Off campus work permit
To be able to apply for an off-campus work permit, you must be a full-time student at a designated learning institution. You may work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full time during scheduled breaks. The conditions of the employment contract can vary but your working hours cannot exceed those under normal circumstances.
It is important that when working while studying Canada, students follow all proper procedures to ensure everything runs smoothly without any issues. Please contact ForeignAdmits for help with this issue or if you need any further information. Our expert consultants will be happy to help you.
On campus work permit
To be eligible for an on-campus work permit, you must be a full-time student at a designated learning institution. You are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full time during scheduled breaks. Ya, we get it. It’s almost similar on both ends.
However, you need to apply for jobs within the campus and trust us, the institutions in Canada are so huge and humongous, that you will find plenty of on-campus jobs just a few steps away from your doorstep.
Post Grad Work Permit
Now, this post-graduation work permit will allow any student from a designated learning institution (DLI) to stay in Canada for a few months after their studies conclude. It’s an open employment authorization that permits them to work for any business in Canada. Canadians can also help people qualify for Canadian permanent residency by participating in the Canadian Experience Class or an employer-driven Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Damn, are you ready to take the permanent residency now? What you say?
Now, here’s the final thing you need to note. There are some educational courses in Canada where you need to complete a paid or unpaid internship. It’s all part of the process, my friend. However, the internship cannot be the main reason why you’re coming to Canada. Come here to study and get the internship on the side. That’s what we recommend.
“How to study in Canada and work at the same time? “- You asked.
And we have given you an answer. It is not as complicated as it looks. Just follow all proper procedures to ensure everything runs smoothly without any issues. Please contact our office for help with this issue or if you need any further information. Our expert consultants will be happy to help you.
And after all, what is ForeignAdmits for? We are always there to guide you at each and every step of the process out there. Having the team of the best consultants and education coaches out there, our motive is to help you succeed in your dream of studying and living in Canada.
Oh wait. Not just for Canada. Actually, for all the amazing institutes around the globe. Otherwise, our name would have ended up being CanadaAdmits, not ForeignAdmits. Haha.
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