top of page
Search

PART-TIME JOB POLICIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN ABROAD

Getting into your dream international university is a hard-fought battle itself however the hardships don’t end here. There are a lot of other challenges faced by international students one of them is managing your finances. Studying abroad can take a toll on your finances and budget but that’s where part-time jobs come to your aid, they can help pay a few expenses or more, so let's discuss part-time job policies for international students in different countries.


PART-TIME JOB POLICIES IN THE USA.

Part-time jobs in the USA can be categorized into two parts

  1. Off-campus jobs

  2. On-campus jobs

OFF-CAMPUS JOBS

Freshmen are not allowed to work off-campus part-time jobs, they can only work on-campus jobs however students other than freshmen can work off-campus but in the case of most universities, they can only work jobs related to their majors.

Let's discuss other important pointers

  • Students can work part-time only for 20 hours a week however these hours can be increased to 40 hours during summer and winter break.

  • The minimum wage can range from 7$ to 10$ in different states.

  • Part-time job opportunities can be of your major like tutors, CS interns for CS majors, research assistants other engineering jobs for BE students, etc.

ON-CAMPUS JOBS

On-campus jobs include all the part-time jobs available within campus like working at a restaurant, gym, café, working as a tutor, etc. These jobs can be taken on a first come first serve basis however there are a lot of part-time opportunities you just have to be on time. The average pay scale ranges from 10$ to 13$ however it depends on your caliber, for further information you can contact the international student department of the university.


PART-TIME JOB POLICIES IN CANADA

Jobs can be categorized into two types in Canada as well.


1. ON-CAMPUS JOBS

STUDENTS WHO CAN WORK ON CAMPUS -

Students can only work in Canada when they have started their studies. They can't work before their studies have begun. They can work as an international student in Canada if their study permit lists a condition that says they’re allowed to work on- or off-campus.


STUDENTS WHO CAN'T WORK ON CAMPUS

Students must stop working on campus:

  • On the day they stop studying full-time, they’re in their final semester and meet other requirements

  • When their study permit expires

  • If they're switching schools and aren't currently studying

  • If they're on authorized leave from their studies

  • Students can return to work only once when they’re back to studying and meet all the requirements to work on campus

OTHER IMPORTANT FACTORS

  • Students can work for the school, a faculty member, a student organization, a private business, etc.

  • Working hours are 20 hours per week if you're in Canada with your student visa however the hours can be increased if you meet the eligibility requirements for working on campus

  • Students can work at all the buildings on the campus but if the school has more than one campus, they may only work at the campus where they're studying.


2. OFF-CAMPUS JOBS


STUDENTS WHO CAN WORK OFF CAMPUS

You and your employer must make sure you can work off campus without a work permit before you start working. If you start working off campus but don’t meet the requirements, you may have to leave Canada.

You can only start working in Canada when your study program has started. You can’t work before you start your studies.

If you’re able to work during your studies, it’ll say so in the conditions on your study permit.


STUDENTS WHO CAN'T WORK OFF CAMPUS

You can't work off campus without a work permit if any of these situations apply to you:

  • Your study permit says you aren’t authorized to work off-campus while you study

  • You’re only enrolled in an English or French as a second language (ESL/FSL) program

  • You’re only taking general interest courses

  • You’re only taking courses required to be accepted into a full-time program

  • Your situation changes and you no longer meet all of the requirements to work off campus

If any of these situations apply to you, and you want to work while studying in Canada, you need to apply for a work permit.


OTHER IMPORTANT FACTORS

  • Students can work up to 20 hours per week

  • Students can work more than 1 job to make up these hours as long as they continue to meet the conditions of their study permit.

  • Students can approach the international students department of the university for further information.


We know and understand the application process can be overwhelming but you don’t need to worry we are here for you. The study experts at Hello Study Global are with you for your every step of the way. From the beginning to the end, we will guide you to success. Feel free to reach us.



64 views1 comment

Related Posts

See All

1 Comment


SIDDHIMA GOEL
SIDDHIMA GOEL
Mar 11, 2023

Helpful!

Like