How to get a part-time job in Canada as a student

I am glad to know that you are in Canada. If not, you will be here soon. Everyone must get used to Canadian culture. The best way to learn about Canada is to do part-time jobs.

If you are already doing a job, please feel free to write your experience in the comments.

I am writing my observations based on students in Ontario, especially in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area (GTA), but most of the pointers will be valid Canada-wide, only the number of job vacancies may not be as much as you can get in Toronto. 

If you are on a study visa, you are eligible to work for 20 hours per week, and in Ontario, the minimum wage is $15.50 per hour. From 15th November 2022, you can work full-time as a student. 

A usual view of a warehouse from outside:

There are other ways also to get a part-time job:

  • Local job agencies - walk into the nearest job agencies that are constantly looking for students. They regularly get requirements from various factories, and warehouses for general labor profiles.
  • Ask your friend to refer - Referral works in Canada. Ask your friend who is already doing a part-time job to refer you. Many companies prefer referred candidates.
  • Apply on the career page - If you wish to work at Tim Hortons, Best Buy, Walmart, and other large retail chains, please visit their website, and apply using the careers link.
  • Social media - This is unusual, but if you follow Canadian confession pages you might get job alerts as Instagram stories as well. But you have to spend a lot of time on Instagram to find who to follow. 
  • Job sites - There are job sites and is the most popular. I will update the list as I get a good website to find a part-time job.

A warehouse from inside:

I will update this story with relevant information. Post your comment below on what else you want to know. 

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