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There are lots of ways you can help pay for your study abroad education. You can find some great bursaries or scholarships, and even take out a student loan - but have you considered working?

Here are some great ways for you to earn some money while you're still in school (or about to enroll in school).

Work-Study Programs
Work-Study is when you work on campus if you're a full-time student. Usually universities allow a maximum of 12 working hours a week, because anything more than this has been shown to affect a student's ability in academics. The rate of pay is about $10 an hour, with vacation pay and benefits. These jobs can be anything from working in the food services to administration. You can apply to the International student work-study program if:

  • you have a valid student permit
  • you have at least 60% of a full course load in your semester
  • you are in satisfactory academic standing

Do I need a special visa permit?

A student visa in Canada is a temporary residence permit, but it has a number of advantages that other permits do not have. If you have a student visa, you may work on campus or do research for a professor without a work permit. So with just a student visa, you can still work on-campus.

If you work WITH a work permit, however, you may obtain a higher score on your application because you have added Canadian work experience.

If a student wants to get a summer job or part-time job off-campus, they would not be able to work at first, but after completing six months of study, that person can apply for an off-campus work permit. That would allow the student to work up to 20 hours per week and full-time during summer off-campus. The student visa makes this possible.

Co-op and Internship Programs

This can be considered a work placement. Depending on what school you go to - and your program - you can have a range of employers to choose from or you will be assigned to a job. These jobs are great because they relate to your program of study and give you some great experience. These "work terms" count as credits in your program. Some schools have a pool of employers while some schools request that you search for the job on your own. Either way, when you are placed in a job it must be ensured that you are qualified enough for the position.

Co-ops are usually paid and internships are usually unpaid - but it can also be the other way around. Co-ops also usually alternate between semesters

Part-time Jobs

You can find lots of jobs in the workplace. Often times, your school will have a bulletin board or website with local places needing employment. You can work in food services such as restaurants and coffee shops; you can work in retail, such as clothing or sports stores. You can be a camp counselor in the summertime, or a lifeguard/swimming instructor at swimming pools. You can work at a bookstore, library, flower shop, boutique - you name it!

If you're tech-savvy, you can find jobs in programming, web design, or computer help (especially in university residences). Speaking another language is also a definite boost to your resume - Canada is a multicultural society and being able to talk to customers in other languages is great for business!

What are the advantages of working while in school?

You get great job experience, especially if you plan on living in Canada permanently. You can build a network of contacts and other people to socialize with who aren't necessarily in your program. Most of all, you help pay for your tuition and living expenses. There's nothing like the feeling of satisfaction when you pay for your education and earn it, too.

What are the disadvantages of working while in school?
If you have a part-time job at the same time you're taking classes in school, this might interfere with your work. Just make sure you don't work too many hours per week, or else it might affect your academic performance and opportunities to study. As long as you are prepared to prioritize your studies and your job, you will be fine.

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    yoyoarrySun, 06 Jul 2014 09:47:14 -0000

    is it beneficial for me to study and work in canada after competed my secondary education

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    eng_prakashSat, 28 Jun 2014 11:12:21 -0000

    Dear concern sir/mam,
    I am a Nepalese student & have done graduation from India(result awaited of BSC IT). Now, I want to study my higher studies in Canada in software engineering field. I am finding it tough to get student visa or even apply for that because of financial issues as I am from middle class family. Will I get any help from Canada Government or may be some personal help from one of the generous Canadian person, just to pursue my higher education. I am ready to pay back or even work in contract for that person or their government if it possible.
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    currently from Delhi, India

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    mr paragonThu, 14 Nov 2013 10:25:50 -0000

    sir, i learnt photography and also work in photo lab, i have persion and zeal to be a banker but no help. i wish to study in canada and work there in other to pay back..am ready to abide by any of your rules and regulation sir. am currently in Nigeria
    i will be greatful if my dream is been fulfil through your kindness heart suport. thanks in anticipation.
    God Bless.

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    MwafulirwaSat, 26 Jan 2013 19:16:02 -0000

    Hie, My name is Harrison Mwafulirwa. Am Malawian student am doing Motor Vehicle Mechnic at Mzuzu Technical College but i want to study in Canada.Can i someone help me to study in Canada.I shall be grateful if some help me to study in Canada

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    ammaluSat, 22 Dec 2012 09:32:37 -0000

    hello….somebody can help me i can full fill my dream i study in canada

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    nina bonitaThu, 02 Aug 2012 11:46:04 -0000

    hi, i am from algeria i am 20 years i learn english 2nd year at university i love canada and i want to be there learn and work please could i have your help? thank you

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    atifkhan123Thu, 19 Jul 2012 07:39:26 -0000

    hi,
    Sir i love CANADA i want to com there for further studies an job also….sir can u help me about that.?
    im from PAKISTAN.

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    Satvinder SinghTue, 19 Jun 2012 07:44:30 -0000

    hello,
    i am working as a lecturer - financial management in a management institute in india. i have a master's degree in management (finance) with 68% overall marks from a recognized university in india which i completed in 2007.
    i have worked as a sales manager with a life insurance company for 1 year after completing my masters and have been in academics since the past 3 years.
    i wish to go to canada and study/work there.
    what all options do i have?

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    iamjorossWed, 13 Jun 2012 06:11:15 -0000

    HI! I have a family there in Canada but I don't want them to let them know first that i want to study in Canada. Can someone help me please?

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    gofurrahimMon, 19 Dec 2011 13:00:03 -0000

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    gofurrahimMon, 19 Dec 2011 12:57:08 -0000

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    okerekizmTue, 27 Sep 2011 16:29:59 -0000

    Can someone get an admission for Masters in Information technology or a good Engineering course with a CGPA of 2.9 to study in canada.
    I read soil and water Engineering in my first degree

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    bai naila sultanFri, 15 Jan 2010 20:01:00 -0000

    hello.. can somebody help me to go there in canada and help me to study there please.. its really my dream to go and study there.

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    Deepa MittalMon, 08 Feb 2010 11:24:15 -0000

    Do you plan to go for undergrad or graduate studies?

    For graduate studies, you will be required to take GRE

    The admissions at undergraduate level are based mostly on personal grades, extra-curricular activities, etc. However, some Canadian universities have their own required tests, and international students are required to take standardized TOEFL tests to ensure their English is at an appropriate level.

    To learn more about studying in Canada, click here

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    Vicente Chang LiuMon, 22 Feb 2010 04:52:47 -0000

    Firstly, Contact a staff who is currently working at international centre office at the college and speak to her about your intention
    Secondly, Once you know what program you go for, she will sen you a letter of acceptance
    Thirdly, With this letter of acceptance you will have to send this letter, a bank statement, the payment receipt which is 150.00 for the visa, some document related with your parents job patent, Well i forgot the rest, you can check this out at the Canadian Government website.
    Fourthly This visa usually take 2 month to arrive whether you dont have a canadian embassy in your own country., after you get your visa… YOU ARE DONE… Everything is set up and ready for Canada Life

    I hope this help you.. GOOD Luck

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    sylva_peppleWed, 28 Sep 2011 15:52:10 -0000

    i want to study and work in canada

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