|Foreign students may be allowed to work while attending
school. But jobs may be difficult to find in Canada, so you should not count on getting
You may be allowed to work if you meet one of
the following requirements:
- you want to work as a graduate assistant;
- your employment is part of a course of study, such as a work
term during the year, as in cooperative programs;
- you want to work on campus; or
- you want to work after graduation in a study-related job for
up to one year.
Your spouse may also be allowed to apply for an employment
authorization. A CIC official can give you details on working in Canada as a foreign
If you work without an employment authorization, you may be
in violation of the Immigration Act, and you may be required to leave Canada.