Work And Study in Canada


Studying in Canada has its perks. In as much as studying in Canada will put you on the globe academically, you have a chance of doing that with ease as studying in Canada comes with flexibility in their schools.

They have a flexible timetable which can guarantee up to 20 working hours in a week. Also, students without a work permit can work inside their campus.

The number of international students in Canada continues to grow every year. Many of them are able to stay in Canada after finishing their studies. Approval of a Canadian study permit is always at the discretion of the visa officer.

Last year, Canada admitted more than 400,000 international students. The majority of those students came from France, Nigeria, China, Japan, South Korea, the United States, Brazil, Iran, India, and Vietnam.

The diversity of international students is a priority for the Canadian government. In 2019, it launched Building on Success, a new International Education Strategy (IES). The government has budgeted $147.9 million dollars towards this goal over the next five years. 

Working while studying can help you support yourself and meet new people, all while building the connections and experience that could make you stand out in your job hunt later on.

What is a Work Permit?

A work permit is a document given to you to make you eligible to work in Canada without being harassed. Unfortunately, if you do not possess this document, you will not be allowed to work outside the school campus which will make it difficult for you as the chances of getting higher pay are when you work outside the school environment.


To be able to work at all whether off-campus or on campus, you have to be studying in a Designated Learning Institution (DLI), also you have to be on a full-time course there.

How To Apply to DLIs

The basic steps in the application are as follows;

  • Select a course

Your course of choice is one of the most important factors of your study permit application. You must present a strong case for studying in Canada in this particular course. 

  • Apply to the school

There are several ways to do so, either online or through an agent. This part will require you to fill in forms, write a letter convincing the school why the course is important to you and how it will help you in the future.

  • Acceptance Letter

A letter sent by the school confirming your acceptance into your course of study.

  • Proof of Financial Support

Proof that you have money to support yourself and any family members coming with you. You must show that you can cover your tuition fees as well as your cost of living (accommodation, food, etc.) for your first year in Canada.

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