Here are some ways that students help to fund the cost of an overseas education:
- All students are allowed to work on or off campus from the moment they arrive in Canada.
- A student working part-time may earn up to $500/month and sometimes more depending on the job they acquire.
- A student working full-time during study recess may earn $2,000 to $4,000/ month. This includes "co-op" jobs that are related to their course of study.
- After graduation, depending on the program length, students can apply for a post-graduation work permit that will allow them to stay in Canada for 1 year and sometimes up to 3.
- Students may get entry scholarships reducing the cost of education and some of these can be renewed if the students high grades are maintained.
- Students can qualify for bursaries, which are financial awards for special achievements that may be academic or social. i.e. being a major contributor to student spirit on campus.
- Students can learn a lot from their Canadian friends on how to spend money more carefully. Universities and businesses near universities offer many special deals or student discounts. Some universities also have special deals as part of their tuition, such as having public city transportation passes included.