If you take part in the Off-Campus Work Permit Program, you will be responsible for finding your own work. This includes searching and applying for jobs, and going for job interviews. There are many resources online to help you in this process. Some are listed below. You may also want to visit your institution's employment or career centre for help.
For information on occupational outlooks and career planning visit the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development's Career & Labour Market Information website or the Service Canada– Career Planning website.
For information on job search and job openings visit the Service Canada Job Bank.
In Canada, working conditions and employment standards are administered provincially. Employers in most workplaces in British Columbia must adhere to the Employment Standards Act, which sets minimum standards for wages and working conditions. As an employee, you will have the same rights as Canadian citizens and will be protected by the Employment Standards Act.
For information on minimum standards of wages, working conditions in most workplaces and solving workplace problems, visit the Employment Standards Branch website.
As an employee, you can expect your employer to provide you with a safe working environment. Most employers are required to comply with the Workers’ Compensation Act to maintain a healthy and safe workplace.
For information on workplace safety, visit the WorkSafeBC website.