Working while studying
As an international student, you can work while studying under the following conditions:
- You have a valid study permit for a program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate
- You are a full-time student enrolled in a program that is at least six months long
- You are studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program
Students who meet these conditions can:
- work up to 20 hours a week while in class
- work on- or off-campus
- work full-time during scheduled breaks such as reading weeks and breaks between semesters (note, this option is NOT available to English as a Second Language or General Arts and Science – English for Academic Purposes students)
There are many on-campus, part-time student jobs available at Georgian, with hiring times through out the year.
Some of the biggest on-campus employers are The Last Class Restaurant, The First Class Cafe, the Athletics and Fitness Centre and Academic Success.
Once you have registered as a student, you will have access to our job database that lists most of the current available jobs. You can also send your resumé, cover letter and class schedule to the email addresses below.
Browse some jobs that are generally available below.
- camera operator
- game announcer
- intramural convenor and minor official
- marketing team
- music operator
- varsity team manager
- video director
- facility staff
- fitness centre staff
- front desk
- campus rec co-ordinator
- fitness co-ordinator
- marketing co-ordinator
- varsity co-ordinator
- GCSA ambassador
- GCSA crew
- GCSA director
- GCSA executive
- floor staff
- airport greeter
- chat club leader
- international student ambassador
- recruitment assistant
- peer tutor
- library student assistant
- lead mentor
- student co-ordinator
- campus ambassador
- resident advisor
- wellness and health action team ambassador
- co-op ambassador
- job search coach
- brew crew promotions team
- cafe staff
- licensed security
- line or prep cook
Co-op, field placement, field training, industry placement, practicum, clinical placement, practical experience and internship placements
International students with a valid study permit enrolled in any program with the above work portion must apply for a work permit to be able to legally work off-campus during their co-op terms. Since each co-op semester may involve a different employer, the work permit will have conditions stating that Georgian College is the employer and Georgian decides where the student can legally work for the co-op, field placement, field training, industry placement, practicum, clinical placement, practical experience or internship. This permit only allows students to work off-campus in positions related to their co-op requirements. Students must have the co-op work permit before they can begin work.
Working after graduation
After graduation, international students are eligible to apply for up to a three-year post-graduate work permit. This allows you to gain Canadian work experience. This type of work is exempt from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) approval. Students must have a valid study permit and apply within 90 days of graduation (the date the your final marks are posted).
Guidelines for working in Canada are subject to change by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For the most up-to-date information, please check the IRCC website.
Want to learn more about studying at Georgian as an international student?
Georgian’s international team is here to help you find a program that is right for you and help you settle into your new home at one of our seven campuses in Ontario.
Segal International Centre
C279, Barrie Campus
705.728.1968, ext. 1218