Working While Studying
You do not need a work permit to work off campus if you have a valid study permit that states you “may accept employment” or “may work off campus for 20 hours a week” AND you maintain a full-time, registered status in an Acadia program. If your study permit conditions do not indicate this, you will need to apply for a study permit amendment.
If you meet the above conditions, your study permit will allow you to work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full-time during scheduled breaks, such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break.
Acadia Students' Union Jobs
Browse a list of jobs available with the Acadia Students' Union.
Social Insurance Number
If you want to work in Canada or have access to government programs and benefits, you must have a Social Insurance Number (SIN). For more information on the SIN and the application process, please visit Service Canada’s website.