Top 10 On-Campus Jobs That Should Set You up


International students today struggle financially when they move abroad for studies. This may be caused by the changes in the environment and the foreign lifestyle they’d have to adapt to, or the budgeted expenses for their academics are nowhere near the actual money disbursed or spent when the studies start.

In any case, students find themselves spending on virtually everything and oftentimes outside their budget. Education is not cheap, it is one of the most expensive self-investment, and if you aren’t properly prepared for it, you fail badly at it.


Sometimes students are left stranded and confused halfway through their course program, some of them drop out because they could not cope with the fees. Some developed countries understand the significance of education.

They have gone all the way to provide loans, scholarships, grants, and other financial aids to help students. If you are already studying you will agree with me that the loans, grants are hardly enough.

See also  Reasons to Immigrate to Canada This Year

Securing On-campus Jobs or off-campus jobs either during the holidays or a part-time job during your study period becomes the only solution to help you survive. With a good job, you can finally get enough money to pay some bills and live a debt-free life, plus you still gain experience and exposure. How do you work in Canada while studying?


It may not be easy working while studying, but then you have to pay the bills, right? You need to adjust and find a way to balance work with your academics, you will also be improving your time management skills in the process.

We have put together 10 on-campus jobs that pay a good sum of money, and also allows you quality time for your academic activities.

Well-Paying On-Campus Jobs


Top 10 Well-Paying On-Campus Jobs For Students

Depending on the skill you can develop, and how fast you can do that, you can start earning almost instantaneously with these jobs

  • Web Design and Graphic Design

If you want to build a career that; would be useful even after you graduate, allows you to work from home, gives you enough time for yourself, and lets you be your own boss, you should consider web design or graphic designing skills. It allows you to work from your campus dorm.

  • Blogging

Similar to Web Design and Graphic Design, you can blog about anything you feel comfortable with. Just from the comfort of your home or your dorm, you can earn good money starting from $1,000 – $10,000 a month.

  • Lab assistant

If you love science and experiments, you can consider getting a job as a lab assistant and earn at least $16 per hour.

  • Fitness Trainer

This type of occupation requires you to obtain some certification, and if you like helping people stay fit, you should go for it.

  • Lifeguard

You also need a certificate to qualify for this job. You will have to undergo some training, but it is worth every bit of it because you eventually have fun while earning some money.

  • Catering Staff

No certificate is required for this type of occupation, and it is probably one of the easiest ways to earn money on-campus just serving food.

  • After School Teacher/Tutor

The teaching job offers you a variety of part-time options. You can work at a nonprofit after-school program, tutor for a family near campus, or sign up for one of the new gig economy tutoring/teaching sites like Chegg Tutors.

  • Library Assistant

A library job allows you to combine your work perfectly with your studies, allowing you enough time to do your studies whilst working.

  • Dorm Receptionist/Security Monitor

A student dorm security monitor works mostly at night which means you have enough time to yourself during the day.

  • Campus Tour Guide


You can offer your service as a guide on campus if you know the campus too well, and you can also off-campus services too if you know places.

Sign Up for Free! To Get Notification When We Post New Opprtunities

* indicates required
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

[…] can find jobs on-campus and work for a certain number of hours per week while you’re […]


[…] Having to study in Canada is relatively cheap, however, there’s no doubt that studying abroad is expensive. Fortunately, international students are able to work for 20 hours per week during school terms. Furthermore, they are allowed to work for 30 hours during the holidays/break time. However,  most students are allowed to work without a work permit. The study permit will indicate if you are to work on or off-campus. […]