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Canada, over the past years, has seen arrival of many students from around the world. In turn, it has provided various work opportunities for newcomers, both students, and working professionals. In fact, many people who arrived as students chose to settle down permanently in Canada.
Working as a Student
If you are an overseas student studying in any university in Canada, then you can work along with your studies, provided you:
- Have a verified study permit and are a full-time student
- Are studying for either a degree, diploma or certificate
- Have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Having fulfilled the above criterion, you are open to many employment prospects in Canada; both on-campus and off-campus.
On-campus means being a working resource on your college campus itself. The following Canada employment prospects are open for working on-campus:
- Research Assistant or Teaching staff (depends on research grants)
- In student organizations to uplift segments like sports, entertainment, etc.
- In Library or Hospital
- Be self-employed or start a private business, including taking up a contract to provide on-campus services.
Off-campus jobs are also available with a time constraint of 20 hours per week, if either:
- You are enrolled in a program, and the school is not on a scheduled break
- You are studying part-time since it is the last session of your program
- You have graduated from your degree by completing all the necessary tasks
Off-campus, one can pursue the following full-time work opportunities if:
- There are vacations during the summers, winters or spring in your school
- Or you have completed your program and have applied for any work permit
Working after studies
A work permit is necessary for working in Canada after having completed your studies. One of the most widely accepted is Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). This gives you a temporary work opportunity in the country, which can be helpful to find permanent job opportunities afterward. For PGWP, you need to be a graduate of a Designated Learning Institute (DLI). Not all programs from DLIs surpass the eligibility criterion.
There are various options to stay permanently in Canada after your studies. It is done by a familiarity test which includes questions on:
- Nationality and Language ability
- Education and work experience
- Information about age
- Family members
If one is eligible for all the above factors, he/she gets the information regarding what to do next.
The following sectors have abundant employment concepts in Canada:
- Managers in Trade, Healthcare, Financial Handling, Construction, etc.
- Computer Science and IT professionals
- Advertising, Marketing & PR managers
- Government managers in Policy Development, Economics Research, and Social Development
- Public Administration staff
- Managers in Media and Communications
- Restaurant and Hotel accommodations managers
- Accountants and Auditors
- From Science background: Engineers, Biologists, Chemist, etc.
- Consultants for Employment and Family, Marriage-related issues.
This is not all; the list still goes on. Now we know why it is an attraction for foreign students to study and work in Canada, because of the quality education and demand there. You should migrate if you are good in your field with some work experience as it will help you to find an appropriate job.