For students and newcomersNo work Experience required (freshers can get part time jobs as well)One can get Part time positions just by simply walking in where you don’t need any certifications or special technical skills
There is absolutely no job discrimination in Canada no matter what position you are at Nobody in Canada will judge you for the kind of work that you are doing .
Mostly these are people completing their studies and paying their bills or newcomer PR holders .
Types of Part Time jobs
Mostly the jobs are in retail or restaurants .There are a lot of open positions in restaurant chains like McDonald’s, Wendy’s and also in cafes such as Tim Hortons and Starbucks Retail chains such as Walmart, Dollarama, Shoppers Drug mart, No-Frills, Best Buy and even in malls like Zara, H&M etc have a lot of vacancies year round.
These are basic minimum wage jobs and you can get them by just walking in and giving a short interview. Just give them your availability, CV and a short interview. For sales, service and consumption of alcohol you can complete a certificate called ‘Smart Serve’ . Bartenders and waiters can make a lot of money in tips.
The tipping culture in Canada is pretty good and you can get 15% tip usually or an amount equal to the tax on their bill. If you don’t want to work under someone then you can work for food delivery services like Skip the dishes/Doordash/Uber eats etc. Some pay the minimum wage and some pay based on the number of deliveries that you make.
In order to participate in this activity, you do not need to have access to a vehicle. On foot or by bicycle, you can get there. In winters however you might need a car but people still make deliveries on foot and cycling.
You can even do flower deliveries, package deliveries etc . This will pay you around $22/hr. There is a large and extensive road network in Canada and so there is always demand for quality delivery drivers.
Warehouse workers are also in demand in Canada . These jobs are physically demanding and you will have to do a lot of heavy lifting.Pay is usually $16 per hour, Amazon warehouses have good vacancies and . If you get a forklift license, you will get close to $18 an hour.
How to apply for these jobs
- Use offline, walk in/references, online (Monster, Indeed, LinkedIn)
- Use both methods to increase your chances of getting a job .
- Don’t be too picky on the job, try to get a job and build on your experience
Places that are always hiring
McDonalds are always hiring as they always need people . You will get good working hours. Walmart is another place you can try. They work on a large scale and are always looking for people
Any mall or supermarket retail store near you will always be hiring. They are looking for a people either on the warehouse or sales end. Although part time jobs are really easy to get don’t always expect to be hired immediately. Allow 15 to 1 month for a response. It all depends on the employers current requirements and how well you ace the interview process.
During peak college admission months it might be a bit harder to get a job due to a high volume of applications. But Canada is big and there will be many opportunities out there.
Making your CV
Highlight your previous work experiences and skills but also mention your availability based on your college/university timings. This is very important and will get you in the job even if someone is more qualified than you.
How much will you be paid ?
As a cashier or retail store helper or any similar part time positions you will the minimum wage for that particular province.
Winter months will affect the pay of services such as restaurants, cafes and retail outlets due to the cold and shorter daylight hours .
There could be reduced working hours in the winters.You might also have to dip into your GIC or proof of funds but treat this only as a safety net.
Advantages of Part Time work
An advantage of working Part-time is that a job experience can be an added benefit to your PR application once to apply for it.Under the terms of their student visa, students in Canada are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week. The heavy workload of an intensive course necessitates students working no more than 12 hours per week.As a student one can work on campus and off campus as well.
You can only work on campus in Canada if your study permit allows it. However, if you meet the following criteria, you may be able to work without a work permit:
- Have enrolled in a six-month programme that culminates in the awarding of a diploma, certificate, or degree.
- Students who have graduated from high school and are enrolled in a secondary or postsecondary educational programme
- Ascertain that you have a Social Security Number (SIN)
Note: (You will NOT be allowed to work on campus if)
- In other words, you do not work as a full-time scholar.
- Your study permit in the United States has expired.
- You’ve been given permission to take a leave of absence from school.
- In order to prepare for a transfer to a new school, you are not currently enrolled in any courses at this time.
Note: Your on-campus recruiter in the country of Canada If you own a business, work for a private firm, or are a private contractor who conducts some on-campus business, you may be a candidate for this position. The Canadian government does not impose any limitations on the number of working hours that international students who hold part-time jobs are permitted to put in.
Working Part-Time Off-Campus
In Canada, you can only work off-campus only if:
- As a student at an accredited educational institution, you have a valid student identification number (DLI)
- Vocational training can take the form of a secondary vocational training programme or a postsecondary academic, vocational, or professional training programme, to name a few examples.
- You must successfully complete a six-month programme before you will be eligible to receive your diploma, certificate, or bachelor’s degree.
- You’re all set if you have a Social Security Number (SIN)
- You are either a full-time or part-time student in your final semester, and you do not need to take a full course load.
Note: Off-campus employment is not permitted for students who are taking a break from their studies, changing schools, or are not enrolled at the time of application. The Canadian government allows international students to work off campus part-time (20 hours per week) during school terms and full-time (unspecified) during breaks.
Top 10 Part-Time Jobs in Canada for International Students
Below is the list of the top 10 part-time job options for international students in Canada along with their estimated average salaries:
|Part-Time Job Position||Salary in CAD Per Hour||Salary in INR Per Hour|
|Customer Service Assistant||11||641|
|Office Assistant||13~15||758 ~874|
|Server/Bartender||74 (per night)||4316|
Note: In addition to the professions already mentioned, international students can work as painters, camp counsellors, bakers, programme directors, festival coordinators, and so on.
In general, a bookkeeper is responsible for a wide range of tasks, including banking, accounting, and financial reporting, as well as payment processing. A bookkeeper must be self-disciplined, organised, and have strong math skills and knowledge.
Customer Service Assistant
This position’s responsibilities include answering customers’ questions, providing information, and assisting customers with their problems. The CAS not only sells products and takes orders, but it also arranges services for customers and handles complaints. Interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
Increasing sales and maintaining regular contact with key clients are two of the responsibilities of a dependable sales assistant. A sales assistant works in tandem with the sales team to ensure that orders are processed and delivered on time as quickly as possible. This position necessitates excellent communication skills, computer literacy, and product knowledge on the part of the employee.
Overseeing the implementation of programme initiatives, curriculum, workshops, and training, as well as community service projects, field trips, and other activities, is one of the responsibilities of a programme facilitator. In order to be effective, the programme facilitator must report directly to the Program Manager.
Cooking is a common part-time job opportunity for international students. A cook’s primary responsibilities include preparing meals according to the menu and adhering to food safety and health regulations.If you think you have what it takes to be a cook and the talent for it working as a chef in Canada may be quite rewarding.
This job responsibilities depends on your province of study, your car, and your previous travel history. If you meet the age criteria, you will be qualified to drive as an Uber driver being an international student.
Pet sitters, also known as dog walkers, are in high demand. They take their clients’ dogs for walks and provide food and water.The students are also in charge of taking the dog to the doctor if necessary.
Nannying is one of the most straightforward options for international students looking for part-time work in Canada.The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who enjoys working with youngsters. Besides looking after the children, the primary duties of a nanny include, but are not limited to, organising their daily schedules, driving them to and from school, and carrying out other jobs.
Monetary Benefits of Part Time Jobs in Canada
Students who work part-time are frequently paid on an hourly basis. On average, you could be paid $10 per hour. A student visa enables you to engage in various academic works on campus. You could, for example, assist your professor with research. Work permits are not required for this type of work, and you will be able to work longer hours if needed. This kind of work is usually lesser paid but it helps in gaining valuable work experience. Students can also choose to work off-campus at the end of six months study time.
Looking for Part Time Job in Canada :
Before you start looking for part-time jobs in Canada, make sure you have the following things in order:
- In Canada, a Social Insurance Number is necessary for all part-time occupations, whether on or off campus, and this is true for both on and off campus positions. Make sure you have everything completed and ready before you begin seeking for work.In addition to assisting you in finding work, a SIN will help you gain access to national programmes and other related fields.
- Prepare for your impending interview by revising your CV or resume, as well as your Cover Letter, before the interview takes place.
Here’s how you find both on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities in Canada:
- On-campus: Advertising on campus can usually be found on campus bulletin boards or on the university’s official website in Canada, unless otherwise stated. Get involved on campus by joining a student club or committee, volunteering, and attending career fairs, information sessions, and webinars.
- Off-campus: For many international students, the answer to the question of whether or not they can work a part-time job outside of school is “yes.” The ability to enter an industry is attainable if you have access to the industry you seek to enter. Make contact with people who are in positions of authority or who can assist you in landing a job.
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This blog summarizes the part time work along with regulations for both students and Permanent Residents in Canada. The regulations are subject to change and one needs to keep a check on it through government websites and other related sources in order to be upto date on it.