When you study in Canada, the Canadian Government allows you to work while pursuing an academic program. It is one of the significant advantages of choosing your study destination as Canada.
Most International students in Canada can work 20 hours per week and can work full-time if student is on a scheduled break, such as summer winter holidays, or during a fall or spring reading week.
Working while studying can help you support yourself, socialize and build relationships, all while building the networking and gaining experience that could help in future job prospects.
International students in Canada who are enrolled full-time in a Designated Learning Institutions (DLI), with a valid study permit can work off campus without any work permit. You are legally allowed to work for any employer in any occupation of your choice anywhere in Canada. International students can also work off campus or on campus as they wish.
Working off campus means working for any employer outside of the university or college. Working on campus means working for any employer on the university or college’s campus, such as working for the university or college itself, for a faculty member (as a research assistant, for example), for yourself (self-employed, working on campus), for a student organization, or for a private contractor providing services on campus, for example any retail outlet etc.