In the third quarter of 2017, 468,000 job vacancies reported by the Canadian businesses. It is up to +15.1% from the third quarter of 2016. This shows that job opportunities in Canada are increasing each year. If you study in Canada particularly in the field of Information Technology, Engineering, Science and Mathematics, you are more likely to get a high paying return.
In comparison to the last year in the same quarter, the job opportunities have now increased in nine provinces, with Quebec and British Columbia being the leaders. The number of job vacancies in Alberta rose by 9,400 (+21.3%) in the third quarter whereas Newfoundland and Labrador reported 500 fewer vacancies. But to look at the overall Canadian economy, it has an uncertain outlook as it is currently an employer’s market.
Off campus jobs in Canada for international students
Apart from these, as an international graduate, you may also work off-campus. You can work up to 20 hours per week if the work is during regular school sessions.
To work off campus, international students are required to have either a valid work permit, or all of the things given below:
- a valid study permit
- must be a full-time student at a designated learning institution (DLI) who is enrolled in a
- post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training program. or
- secondary-level vocational training program (offered in Quebec only)
- must have started studying
- a study permit with a condition printed on it that permits working on or off campus.
- you are in a program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate and that is at least 6 months long
- you have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
If you are no longer a full-time student, you can still work off campus if you meet both of these requirements:
- you have been a full-time student since you started your program in Canada
- you are now studying part time only because this is your last semester, and you do not need a full course load to complete your program
Jobs in Canada for international students after post-graduation
Canada is fast emerging as an upcoming destination for many Indian students. Counselors and universities have witnessed an increase in the number of international students in Canada over the years. This is because a post graduate degree/diploma from a Canadian institute is globally recognized. Some of the jobs in demand in Canada for international post graduates with median salaries are:
- Product Development Research Scientist-$70.28-$78.08 an hour
- Senior Manager, Analytics and Reporting-$130,000-$190,000 per annum
- Junior Staff Scientist-$53,353-$64,553 per annum
- University Lecturer-$80,000-$110,000 per annum
- Research Data Centre Analyst-$81,858-$94,219 per annum
- Policy Analyst-$57,426-$65,838 per annum