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Student jobs – Looking for ways to earn pocket money?

Looking for ways to earn pocket money?

Check out our suggestions!

  • First, ask yourself what you enjoy doing and determine what your skills are.
  • Second, ask your friends, family, teacher and neighbours if they know of a job you could do. Using the grapevine to spread the word can bring great results!
  • Next, watch for job openings in your neighbourhood. Many of them could be right for you.
  • And lastly, you can put on your thinking cap and invent your own job! Offer your services for payment, or do some volunteer work!

Every bit of experience you gain will prove useful in the future!

Here are a few job suggestions that might interest you:

Babysitter

If you like children and know how to take care of them, this is the job for you!

Duties

  • Care for the children and keep them safe
  • Entertain and supervise the children
  • Keep the children clean, serve meals and/or snacks
  • Keep the house tidy

Skills and training

  • Babysitter training course (recommended)
  • Prior experience (e.g. with younger brothers or sisters, cousins or neighbours)
  • Be at least 14
  • Be attentive to children’s needs
  • Know how to settle problems efficiently to earn parents’ trust

Housesitter

If you’re handy around the house, this is the job for you!

Duties

  • Key an eye on and look after one or more homes (empty mailbox, tend lawn, shovel snow, etc.) while the owners are away
  • If required, take care of pets and plants
  • Make sure the house doesn’t look empty (lights, newspapers, etc.)
  • Follow instructions so that the house is clean and in good order when the owners return

Skills and training

  • No experience required
  • Good sense of responsibility
  • Know how to care for a house (ask your parents for advice)

Ticket seller

If you like working with the public and love shows and events, this is the job for you!

Duties

  • Sell tickets for shows, sports events, movies, etc.
  • Welcome patrons
  • Provide information on seat availability, show times, dates, prices, etc.
  • Collect payment and take reservations

Skills and training

  • Be at least 16 and have a social insurance number
  • No experience required
  • Ability to calculate prices and make accurate change
  • Know how to be tactful and provide courteous service

Fast food worker

If you make the best hamburgers in town and can slice tomatoes faster than lightning, this is the job for you!

Duties

  • Prepare ingredients, cook and heat food, prepare orders
  • Make sure ingredients are fresh
  • Tidy and clean work area

Skills and training

  • Be at least 16 and have a social insurance number
  • No experience required
  • Know how to work efficiently and follow rules
  • Help to ensure customer satisfaction
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