Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Work Opportunities for International Students

Students can apply for work on-campus, off-campus, and after graduation. Please see a summary of work options for TRU students below and consult the Live Learn BC website for further background.

Work on-campus or off-campus

Eligible students may work up to 20 hours per week per semester, and full time during scheduled breaks in the school year.

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Co-operative Education

International Students are able to work in a variety of ways while studying at TRU, either on or off campus. Check out the Career Education Department for more information.

Program highlights:
  • Get paid career-related work experience while studying at TRU
  • Earn academic credits and transcript distinction
  • Earn on average C$2,400–$3,000 per month (up to $4,000)
  • Maximize job opportunities upon graduation
  • Choose from co-op placements in cities across Canada
  • TRU Co-op office prepares students for interviews and job placements
  • Choose to work between one and up to five semesters
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Work After Graduation

Students completing a minimum two-year program of study may remain in Canada to work for up to two years following graduation.