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Can our child work part-time during their studies, and what are the rules and regulations regarding this? 4 Months ago

Balancing Work and Study: A Primer for Indian Parents

For Indian parents sending their children to pursue higher education in Australia, USA, UK, Ireland, and Canada, understanding the possibilities and restrictions of part-time work during studies is pivotal.

This article discusses the relevant rules and regulations in each of these countries and highlights how PFEC Global can guide students and parents through this aspect.

1. Part-time Work by Country:

Australia:

  • Work Limit: International students can work up to 40 hours per fortnight during academic sessions and unlimited hours during scheduled breaks.
  • Type of Work: No restriction on the type of employment.
  • Wages: The minimum wage is approximately AUD 20 per hour.

USA:

  • Work Limit:Students on F-1 visas can work up to 20 hours per week on campus during academic terms and full time during breaks.
  • Type of Work: On-campus employment is allowed; off-campus employment requires authorization.
  • Wages:Wages vary but federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

UK:

  • Work Limit:The permitted hours depend on the level of study: usually up to 20 hours per week for degree-level or above and 10 hours for below degree level.
  • Type of Work:Most student visas allow for part-time work in line with the study level.
  • Wages: The minimum wage varies by age, starting at £4.62 per hour for under 18s and reaching £8.91 for those 23 and over.

Ireland:

  • Work Limit: Non-EU/EEA students can work up to 20 hours per week during academic term and 40 hours per week during holidays.
  • Type of Work: Students can take up casual employment.
  • Wages: The minimum wage is €10.20 per hour.

Canada:

  • Work Limit: International students can work up to 20 hours per week during academic sessions and full-time during scheduled breaks.
  • Type of Work: No restriction on the type of part-time employment.
  • Wages: Minimum wage varies by province, ranging from CAD 11.45 to CAD 15.20 per hour.

2. Expert Guidance with PFEC Global:

PFEC Global aids in simplifying the nuances of balancing part-time work with studies for Indian students in foreign lands. With expert advice and comprehensive support, PFEC Global ensures students and their parents are well-informed about the laws and regulations pertaining to part-time work in the host country.

Why Rely on PFEC Global?

  • Expert Counsel: PFEC Global offers expert counsel on the legalities and practicalities of part-time work during studies in various countries.
  • Holistic Support: From understanding work limits to wage standards, PFEC Global provides all-encompassing support and guidance.
  • Clarity and Assurance: With PFEC Global’s guidance, students and parents can navigate the part-time work landscape with clarity and assurance.
  • Knowledge Empowerment: PFEC Global empowers students and parents with the knowledge needed to balance academic commitments with work opportunities effectively.

Conclusion:

The prospect of balancing part-time work with studies is a significant consideration for Indian parents and students aiming for higher education in countries like Australia, USA, UK, Ireland, and Canada. 

Opting for PFEC Global means choosing a partner who understands the intricacies and assures a smooth, informed, and empowered journey.

Secure your child’s balanced academic and work life by booking a consultation with the expert Education Counsellors of PFEC Global, and step confidently into a realm of informed and balanced international education pursuit.

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