Commonly international students go for part time job like, cleaning, bartending, volunteer work or live-in-care types of work. Such jobs are minimum wage, paid commonly between 8-10 USD per day.
If you are more interested in an academic career and show that through your good grades and commitment you could score a job in assisting lecturers in any way needed.
Incorporated in many academic curricula, work experience is much valued and sometimes compulsory depending on the subject you are studying. In order for international students to complete their compulsory internships requested by their University, they have to apply for work permit additional to the study permit in the state of Canada.
In order to determine if one is eligible to obtain such an allowance there are certain conditions international students must fulfill. To be eligible for a work permit, you must meet the following conditions:
- Own a valid study permit
- The type of employment has to be a requested part of the curricula of your studies in Canada.
- The employment has to be part of the academic year, requested by a formal letter sent by the responsible party within the institution.
The co-op or internship employment cannot form more than 50% (percent) of the total program of study.