For current international students, it is common for us to look for jobs while studying in school because fees are so high. For graduated students on the post graduate work permit (PGWP), we face added pressure to find high-waged jobs in NOC 0, A and B levels because the government only counts these jobs toward permanent residency. All of the essential work we do in NOC C and D jobs, such as working in grocery stores, warehouses, retail and service, cleaning or food delivery, does not count toward PR. This is not fair.
If you’re looking for a job, you are not alone! We are not a job placement agency but we can connect you with other workers like you who are taking action together to fight for decent jobs and end the rules that make our lives harder.