Work and study
Can I work part-time during my studies?
Yes, it is possible! Many CEGEP students choose to work part-time while they study. In addition to supporting yourself financially, having a student job allows you to gain relevant work experience. Subject to certain conditions, you may be eligible to:
- Work on your school’s campus
- Work off-campus
- Do a paid or unpaid internship as part of your Quebec studies program
To find out more about these conditions, contact Immigration and Citizenship Canada.
During the Fall and Winter semesters, you can work up to 20 hours per week. You can even work full time during holidays (during the summer break, for example).
However, you will have to meet certain conditions. To find out more, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada‘s website.
How can I find a job during my studies?
CEGEPs offer employment services that could assist you in your job search. Visit the student services section to find out about all the services available to CEGEP students.
Can I work in Quebec after my studies?
If you complete your career program at CEGEP, you may apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). This allows you to work in Canada, temporarily after you graduate, for the equivalent duration of your studies (3 years). Determine if you are eligible for the post-graduation work permit.
You can also find job offers from different organizations. For example:
- In the Montreal area, I choose Montreal helps you find a job during and after your studies.
- In and around Quebec City, Québec First provides information on the procedures required for staying in the Quebec City area and finding a job after your studies.