Many students are interested in working or volunteering while they attend Selkirk. Work experience can be a great way to prepare you for your career, meet new people and connect you to the community.
Can I work in Canada?
You may work on campus if you have a valid study permit and you are a full time student of Selkirk College.
To work off campus, you will need a valid off-campus work permit. If you qualify to work off campus, you will need to obtain the work permit before you begin your job.
Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada to find out more about the off-campus work permit and the post-graduation work permit.
Co-op- Education work experience is available only to those students registered in Business Administration, the School of Environment and Geomatics Programs (SEG), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or the Engineering University Transfer program.
More information on the Co-op Education program for International Students is available here.
Volunteering is an important part of the Canadian culture, most people will do volunteer work before entering their first job and throughout their careers.
Canadian employers view volunteer experience the same as work experience. Volunteer experience will give you an advantage when applying for jobs. Contact local community organizations to find out about volunteer opportunities.
If you are in the ELP program, consider taking the volunteer seminar. It will help to place you with a local business or organization so you can experience volunteering in Castlegar.
Look at Citizenship and Immigrations website before you begin any volunteer work. Even if the work you do is unpaid, you could be required to have a work permit if someone would normally be paid to do it.