Can I Work While Studying in Canada?
Yes! Another perk to studying in Canada is that international students have the right to work. This helps offset the cost of tuition and living expenses.
International students in Canada can work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) during school terms. During scheduled breaks like summer vacation, international students may work full-time.
Most students don’t need a work permit to work while they study, whether their job is on campus or off campus. Your study permit will state whether you’re allowed to work off campus.
If your program of study includes work experience, you may be able to work more than 20 hours during the semester. This will be indicated in your letter of acceptance. If the government approves this condition, you will be granted both a work permit and a study permit. This work permit will allow you to work on campus only.
Can I Bring My Family With Me While I Study?
International students who are married or have kids may wish to bring their family with them.
Canadian visa officers will consider study permit applications which include accompanying family members. You should note that including family members on a study permit application may influence the visa officer’s decision.
If you are approved as a family, your spouse will be able to work full time while in Canada. Any accompanying children will be able to study for free.
You can learn more about applying for a study permit with your family here.
Can My Spouse Work While I am Studying in Canada?
If your family does accompany you, your spouse will be eligible for an open work permit, authorizing them to work full-time in Canada while you are studying.