Working in Canada as an international student
Are you interested in working in Canada during or after your studies? There are a number of options available to you. However, it is important for you to understand the eligibility criteria and applicable conditions in order to avoid violating any of the conditions for study permit holders or immigration laws.
In addition to the applicable immigration legislation, you will need information concerning your Social Insurance Number (SIN), Canadian labour standards and your tax obligations, and above all, you must ensure that studying always remains your primary activity.
To find out about the special measures surrounding the right to work and your immigration documents during the pandemic, consult:
Balancing studies and work
Working while you study allows you to acquire work experience in Québec, and gives you additional income. It is definitely something to consider, but you must be able to handle the workload!
Combining full-time studies with work can represent a considerable challenge. Your studies at ÉTS must always be your main objective and primary activity. Otherwise, you may run into administrative problems (e.g.: failure or insufficient grade point average) or immigration problems (non-compliance with the law). ÉTS offers workshops focusing on part-time work for international students. Keep an eye on the Interface newsletter (in French).
Combining off-campus work, on-campus work and a co-op work term
It is legally permissible to combine on-campus work, off-campus work and a co-op work term if you meet the conditions for each of these programs, as described below.