Top Part-time Jobs in Canada for International Students

  • Posted on June 28, 2021
Top Part-time Jobs in Canada for International Students

Canada has one of the best labour laws in the world. The course fees put forth by any university in Canada is relatively more expensive for International students and hence the Canadian government allows foreign students to work part-time jobs to pay for their tuition, housing, and general living costs.

However, there are certain conditions to follow like:

  • part-time cannot exceed 20 hours/week during semesters
  • full-time cannot exceed 40 hours/week during holidays
  • program of study needs to be greater than 6 months
  • No restrictions from the university for the specific permit holder
  • Must possess a valid Social Insurance Number(SIN) if working off-campus


For a detailed list of rules and regulations, contact Canada education consultants in kochi and understand the various criteria. In the meantime, let us look at the top part-time jobs in Canada for International students.


  • Teacher’s Assistant
  • Server or Bartender
  • Tutor
  • Freelancer
  • Nanny
  • Dog Walker
  • Cafeteria Worker
  • Salesperson
  • Barista
  • Uber or Lyft Driver


1.Teacher’s Assistant


This is one of the On-Campus work that involves creating lesson plans, showing school campuses to newcomers, tutoring students, and updating student grades on notice boards for teachers who may be busy with their respective classes. Having completed a year of university or college with sufficient organization skills and experience in the specific course helps in landing the job. A cheerful and friendly personality is required to stay in this job which usually pays around 15 CAD per hour.


2.Server or Bartender


Serving at bars and clubs may be considered a menial job in our country, however, that's not the case in foreign countries. Moreover, the shifts usually start in the evening which is beneficial for students who can attend classes in the morning time. Although the salary itself may not be much, the customers usually tip 15-20% of the bill as a common practice. Patience and a sense of humour go a long way in this industry. Students usually earn 50-75 CAD in tips alone depending on the crowd.



You may either work as part of a tutoring program or teach independently and earn money for doing something which you already do with your friends. Bright students are often sought out for clarifications by their peers. So providing tutoring service by the hour as a profession within the campus is a great way to sharpen your skills and impart wisdom. Of course, it would help you to have a good impression among your professors and also have good grades. Some tutors earn up to 40 CAD per hour depending on the difficulty of the subject and students enrolled.


4. Freelancer

You need not go anywhere from your dorm room if you have the digital skills required to be a freelancer. A freelancer can be a graphic designer, content writer, web designer, programmer, stock advisor, etc. Freelance is available in any and all industries in the market. Freelance Jobs in the creative industry which are in high demand by many startup companies can ensure great compensation and skill development. Video editing and vlogging support are required by many influencers on social media and freelancers can earn up to 25-75 CAD per hour depending on work availability.



With both parents working usually, children are taken care of by Nannies who love to spend time with kids. Also, temporary on-call babysitting jobs are available when the adults go out for dates. More often it is teenage girls who occupy these jobs in the urban cities. It pays around 15 CAD per hour.


6.Dog Walker

If you love dogs and have a passion for spending time with pets outside, dog walkers are in high demand. Pets in foreign countries are taken care of by their owners and are taken for walks at the park and pet-friendly beaches for strolls. Sometimes multiple dogs are taken together for walks and the pay usually ranges around 15-20 CAD per hour.


7.Cafeteria Worker

Just like serving at restaurants, the in-house cafeteria at the campus would also require helping hands during lunch hours. Students who are unable to work off-campus usually enrol to help out with the cafeteria rush for 10-15 CAD per hour.



Sales is a highly competitive job and require good interpersonal skills. It would really help with students who are taking up marketing as their course since sales correlate to marketing and convincing people. Whether it is retail sales or door to door marketing, the salary is usually lesser as compared to the commission they can get. One can earn anywhere from 11-50 CAD an hour.



As opposed to the bars, coffee shops function during the daytime and cater to adults and kids alike. Not much skill is required to land a job as a barista and can help to earn some easy money in tips. They usually earn 11-15 CAD per hour and the work is not that demanding either.


10.Uber or Lyft Driver


Uber/Lyft are online platforms for booking a taxi service. Since the payment is predetermined, negotiation with the driver is avoided. It is a great way for students to earn cash during their free time once the classes are done. Based on the province they are residing in, the driving license from their home country will be valid for a certain period of time ranging from 60 days to one year from arrival to Canada. The Uber/Lyft services may have their own company rules for the car model, area of operations, and such. The amount of money earned will depend on the number & duration of the trips undertaken and the functioning time(surge charge period). Accordingly, the earnings may range from 11 to 25 CAD per hour.


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