Part-time Work Option in Canada for International Students

By working while studying in Canada, you get a great job experience especially if you have plans of applying for PR (permanent residence) ultimately.

You have the permission of working for 20 hours/week of a paid job. However this is the maximum number of hours, and you are free to work for lesser number of hours. Usually those students enrolled for difficult or intensive courses are recommended by the universities to work for a maximum of 12 hours a week. This is because working for more than this number can affect a student's performance in studies. So you can reduce the number of the working hours if you feel you are unable to maintain a work-study-life balance.

Monetary Pay

Usually, for part-time jobs, students are paid by hours. The rate of pay is around $10 an hour, on average. If your aim is only to gain work experience, like helping your professor with research work, then you don’t need a work permit. This kind of work has to be on-campus and will be paid less; you can work beyond the stipulated number of hours. So with just the student visa, you can still engage in academic work on-campus.
If an international student wishes to work off-campus, he can do apply for an off-campus work permit after completing six months of study. That permit will allow the student to work for a maximum of 20 hours/week off-campus.
Nevertheless, it can be very hard to commit to a job while studying. Even part-time jobs can be hard to attend during a week full of exams. For this reason, we will give you now a list of the best high-paying part-time jobs for college students in Canada. Check the list below:

1- TRANSLATOR: The pay ranges vary between $14/hr on the low end to $55/hr on the high end. It is important to notice that for doing this kind of job is necessary to master language and writing skills.

2- CONTENT EDITOR: A good freelance editor can earn about $40-$60 an hour. But very often, the money will come per project basis.

3- NIGHT AUDITOR: For this kind of part-time job, you just need some math skills, computing skills, and basic accounting knowledge. And you can make up to $29 an hour.

4- WRITER: It pays up to $55 an hour.

5- TUTOR:  The hourly wage for a private tutor varies a lot, but it normally goes between $30-$60 an hour

6- SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT: This can be a good part-time or a freelance job for you. It involves updating Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snap chat and other sites for companies. The payment can be a fixed amount per month or per hour. In this second case, the minimum would be up to $21 an hour.

7- COMPUTERIZED COLLEGE NOTE TAKER: You can earn extra money and help deaf students at the same time with this part-time job. Note takers attend classes and type the notes for an average salary of $36 per hour, after the first year.

8- ONLINE RESEARCHER: In this job, you would have to support business professionals by researching questions to deliver clients with high-quality answers and personable explanations. The salary is up to $37 an hour.

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