Full-time international students holding a valid study permit in Canada that expires between Nov 15th 2022 and Dec 31st 2023 can work for more than 20hrs a week off-campus.
CIC News compiled a list of the best part-time jobs available to international students in Canada after analyzing respected sources such as IDP, CTV, and ApplyBoard. While listing, CIC News considered flexibility of working hours, pay, immersion in a student’s field of interest, and easy-going work responsibilities.
Top Part-Time Jobs
Teaching Assistants (TA) — Average Pay: CAD 23/Hour
Teaching Assistants (TA) are one of the best part-time jobs for students. They provide an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the classroom, while also earning some extra money. TA positions are often available in a variety of subjects, so it is easy to find one that aligns with your interests and skills.
Working as a TA can be a great way to gain experience in the field of education, and save you commuting time as they typically occur in the university. In addition, it is also an excellent way to build your resume and make connections with professors and other students.
Server/Bartender/Mixologist — Average Pay: CAD 16/Hour + Tips
Working as a server or bartender is a great way for international students of age to make some extra money. Not only do they earn money from tips, but also get to earn hourly pay while working in a fun and social environment. For a people person who enjoys making drinks, working as a mixologist is a great option. They can work at a bar or club, or even cater private parties.
Ride-Share Driver — Average Pay: CAD 19/Hour
For international students in cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, etc., working as a ride-share driver for Uber or Lyft is a popular part-time job to help cover expenses.
To become a ride-share driver, a student will need to be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, a reliable car, a clean driving record, and a smartphone. They will also need to pass a background check. Once they are approved to drive, they can start picking up passengers.
While earnings can vary greatly, students have the freedom to set their hours and work as little or as much as they want.
Tutor — Average Pay: CAD 30/Hour
Tutoring is a great job for international students because it offers a flexible schedule, and is a great way to earn extra money. Tutors can work with students of all ages and levels, and they can work in a variety of subjects. Tutoring allows students to set their rates, working hours, and subject — enabling a student to immerse themselves in a specific field of study.
Freelancer — Average Pay: CAD 23/Hour
Freelancing allows a student to work from anywhere, set their hours, and get paid for the work they do. It’s a great way to earn money while they’re studying, and they can often find work that relates to their field of interest.
Freelancing can be challenging when a student is getting established and trying to entice new clients. A student may be forced to take low-paying jobs to build a reputation. However, for those motivated enough, freelancing is an opportunity for a student to establish themselves in a profession.