Full-time students registered in a degree or diploma-granting course are allowed to work on the campus of the institution at which they are registered without the need for an employment authorization. This includes on-campus employment for graduate, teaching or research assistants.
Students whose intended employment forms an integral part of their course of study such as undergraduate co-op programs, some programs offered by career colleges or language schools and some high school programs.
You may be able to work while you are studying in Canada in certain situations. You must come to Canada with enough money to live and pay your bills while you are studying.
Do not work without being authorized to do so. If you do, you may be asked to leave Canada.
Working on Campus:
You may work on campus at the institution where you study without a Work Permit if:
You are engaged in full-time studies at a university, community college, CEGEP, publicly funded trade/technical school or at a private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees; and You have a valid Study Permit.
If you are now a full-time student at certain public post-secondary institutions in Manitoba, New Brunswick or some regions of Quebec you may be eligible to apply for a work permit that allows you to work off-campus. This will help you gain Canadian work experience. The work permit will allow you to work a limited number of hours off-campus. Each province has different conditions.