Working while you study in Canada can provide you with valuable work experience, important social connections, and income to help with the costs of living. Many students take on part-time jobs, but it is important that you’re able to balance your work and school commitments. Many programs include co-operative work placements as part of their curriculum. If you wish to stay in Newfoundland and Labrador after you graduate, getting local work experience is an excellent idea. Below are some of the options for employment.
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If you wish to work more than 20 hours per week while studying (or more than 40 hours per week during study breaks), you will require a Student Work Permit.
For information and to apply, please visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: Student Work Permit
Co-operative Programs (Work Terms)
Many programs include work experience as part of their curriculum. In most cases, students must apply for employment opportunities through the co-op office at their institution. In some programs, students are also encouraged to seek their own opportunities. Work placements vary from a few weeks to a three-month term, and longer in some cases.