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Work While Studying at Tamwood Careers

Living abroad can be costly but as a Tamwood Careers student, you may be eligible to work in Canada while studying.

Part-Time Work

Earn money while you study a career training program to help with living expenses. No matter which career training program you’re in, your Canadian study permit will allow you to work part-time (20 hours per week) during the study term and full-time (40 hours per week) during your term breaks.

Tamwood Careers offers workshops, hiring fairs, and tools, like a Hot Jobs List, to assist you in finding work fast. Most students find entry-level jobs in hospitality, retail, or tourism and earn an average of $15.5-$15.65 CAD per hour (minimum wage is $15.5 in Ontario and $16.75 in BC).

Go International Work Placement Services

Through Tamwood’s partner company, GO International, students can secure their part-time job and co-op work experience. Tamwood will monitor and assist when needed during your work term.

Co-op Work Experience

480-Hour Co-op

Students in a Tamwood Careers Diploma program must complete a 480-hour co-op education work experience to graduate from their program. You will start your work term on completion of your six-month study term. You have up to 24 weeks in which to complete your 480 co-op work hours. Students typically do their co-op work experience in an entry-level position at a company in a field/industry related to their field of studies as these jobs allow you to develop communication, culture, professional and personal skills to make you more work-ready. Jobs are mostly entry-level positions in Toronto, Vancouver, Whistler, and resort areas of BC and Alberta.

Launch Pad

Tamwood Careers’ Launch Pad services will be available to you to secure your co-op work placement. You will receive advice and assistance in writing your resumé, learning to interview, and sourcing and obtaining job opportunities.

You will also have access to GO International’s Hot Jobs List–our in-house, online listing of jobs carefully selected by our knowledgeable staff from numerous online job boards and employer staff websites. We do the leg work for you and scan hundreds and hundreds of job ads daily and then select and list on our site only those jobs that would fulfill the requirements. This service is included in the tuition for the diploma program students and is an optional, extra cost, service for students in the certificate program.

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