Working while studying

How does working work?

You can work 20 hours
while studying full time
You can work 40 hours
during summer break
Social Security Number
is required to work in Newfoundland and Labrador
One of the advantages of studying in Canada is that if you have a Study Permit to a Designated Learning Institution - DLI (Memorial University of Newfoundland and College of North Atlantic are both DLIs). You can work both on or off campus while you have a study permit. You do not require a working permit to work in Canada during your studies. If your degree does offer Co-op (you will work as part of your studies - frequently in engineering, business and computer science), you will require a co-op working permit.

The minimum wage in Newfoundland & Labrador is $11.65 per hour as of April 1, 2020. On October 1, 2020, there will be a further 50 cent increase, bringing the minimum wage to $12.15
  1. You cannot work in Canada unless authorized to do so if your study program is less than six months in duration.
  2. You cannot work in Canada unless authorized to do so if you are enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) or French as a Second Language (FSL) program.
  3. You cannot start working while studying in Canada until you start your study program.