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Work in Canada

For many international students, studying in Canada is just one part of a larger dream – to study, work, and stay in Canada.  Whether your desire is to find part-time work during your studies or to gain full-time work experience in Canada after you graduate, there are some options to explore that you may be eligible for.

See below for links to resources and information on programs that are available from the Government of Canada  www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work.html.and the Province of New Brunswick www.welcomenb.ca/content/wel-bien/en/international_students.html.

While Studying

It is quite common for students to find part-time work while pursuing their studies, and the same is true for international students.

If your study permit allows, you may be eligible to work up to 20 hours per week while studying and up to 40 hours per week during regular breaks.  Learn more about working while studying at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work.html.

After Graduation

Many students make choices in their education based on the desire to find work in their chosen field after they’ve earned their degree, and that consideration may include staying in the country where you’ve chosen to study.  Studying in Canada is a popular choice for students who wish to study, work, and stay.

If you wish to stay in Canada after graduation, there are programs for which you may be eligible.  Learn more at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work/after-graduation.html.

For more on programs specific to New Brunswick, visit https://www.welcomenb.ca/content/wel-bien/en/LivingSettling.html.


The Multicultural Association of Fredericton www.mcaf.nb.ca is also a great resource for newcomers to Canada.

Immigration Fredericton www.immigrationfredericton.com provides a wealth of information specific to life in the Greater Fredericton area.