One of the best things as an international student in Canada is working during the holidays. Earning pocket money during the academic breaks helps students enjoy their holidays all that more by going out with friends, buying tickets to events, and exploring the best of Canada. Students can have a comfortable life working part-time while studying in Canada with a minimum wage of per hour.
Canada is the third most preferred destination amongst students due to its high-ranking educational institutions, affordable study programs, and exclusive options to work in the country after graduating.
The Unique Holiday Jobs in Canada for Students are:
Characters and entertainers- You would be a good candidate for this holiday job if you love kids and entertaining others. Many retail organizations such as toy stores, malls, and grocery stores hire characters to help increase holiday sales. A Santa or Elsa from Frozen can have a significant impact on store sales. You can look at making around per hour as an entertainer. To play a successful character, you must love children, have a great sense of humor, be flexible, and have a wieldy back.
Server- It’s that time of the year when there are Christmas parties and new year bashes. Restaurants and venues are getting packed (with appropriate social distancing measures) and server positions are increasing. You can customarily tip 15-20% on the total bill before tax, less for poor service, more for great service. So, one should be servicing with a smile. You can do very well on minimum wage and tips, topping an hour. Hours are flexible and you can work with your peers, making for a great working environment.
Ski/Snowboard Instructor- If you prefer a holiday job with more action and excitement, then consider becoming a ski instructor. This is a job unique to Canada where there are winter snowfall and hundreds of tourists making their way to the slopes. You will get the opportunity to meet new people from all over the world and spend your days outside having a blast while you work. Earn ,000 a month, while you work and positions also often have room and board.
Sales Assistant- A retail sales assistant is a popular holiday job in Canada for students when the favorite stores of people are busier than usual. You get to welcome customers, assist with the display of merchandise and handle cash and card transactions. To be a successful sales assistant, you need to enjoy speaking to people, not mind standing on your feet for long hours and have the ability to sell products and services. An average of an hour as a sales assistant with no former experience can be earned.
Warehouse and Distribution Workers- The demand for warehouse and distribution workers has always been pretty consistent and the pay is pretty generous too. More companies are hiring for warehouse and distribution center positions. Online sales have hit a high since the pandemic and companies need to hire seasonal workers to keep up with the pace of the orders that are coming through. If interacting with people is not wanted, then this is the best behind-the-scenes sales job. Your responsibilities may include: receiving orders, seeing the delivery, loading, and unloading of products and goods and ensuring safe transportation, etc. The average rate for warehouse workers in Canada is -25 per hour.