Employment and Volunteering
While searching for a job in Canada, you want to be aware of all the rules and regulations that pertain to your employment. Listed below are the employment opportunities for international students at King’s University College and in Canada.
International Work Experience Program (IWE)
The International Work Experience Program grants international students at King’s the opportunity of gaining employment experience on campus while earning their degree. Campus jobs will be posted on the King’s website. Students interested in applying for the IWE Program at King’s can do so through the Student Finance Office or online.
As of June 1, 2014, eligible (full-time, degree seeking) students at designated learning institutions are:
- eligible to work off campus without a work permit;
- allowed to work off campus for up to 20 hours per week during a regular academic session and full time during regularly scheduled breaks; and
- able to work off campus immediately rather than waiting six months.
For more information please check: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work.asp
The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program
This program allows students who have graduated from Kings and participating Canadian post-secondary institutions to receive valuable experience in the Canadian workplace and launch their careers: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad-how.asp
As of June 1, 2014, international students who have completed their studies AND submitted an application for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (before the expiry of their Study Permit) can work full-time without a work permit while waiting for a decision on the Post-Graduation Work Permit application.
Work & Volunteer Opportunities
Working and volunteering means getting involved in the London community while enhancing your personal and professional skills. There are many places to volunteer in London. For more information about volunteering visit:
- Volunteer Services London- www.relocatecanada.com/london/vol.html
- Career Central - https://www.westerncareercentral.ca/home.htm
For more information about working and volunteering in Canada, visit: http://www.uwo.ca/international/iesc/visas/working/index.html