Need a job?

Where to apply?

It may be difficult to get hired if you do not speak French. However, the CIUP may be able to help.

If you only speak English, try your luck at https://www.thelocal.fr/jobs/ or https://ads.fusac.fr/

Some agencies in Paris look for native English speakers babysitters.

If you speak French well, try L’Etudiant website. Use the French format for your CV, and remember that cover letters are expected (no more than one page).

(Information about work permit here.)

Work hours

European students

You are allowed 964 hours of work a year (20.5 hours a week), so it can only be an auxiliary income. The minimum salary in France currently is 10.15€ per hour, so around 930€ a month if you work 20.5 hours a week, before social charges (about 20% of your salary).

Algerian students

In accordance with the Franco-Algerian agreement, you must apply for a temporary work permit (autorisation provisoire de travail) from the relevant service for foreign workers of DIRECCTE: http://idf.direccte.gouv.fr/Paris If you change employer, you will have to apply again. Note that you cannot work more than 822.5 hours annually, which is 18.5 hours per week.

Other students

You will have to show your student residence permit (titre de séjour) or your long-stay visa to your employer. You are allowed 964 hours of work a year (20.5 hours a week), so it can only be an auxiliary income. The minimum salary in France currently is 10.15€ per hour, so around 930€ a month if you work 20.5 hours a week, before social charges (about 20% of your salary).

Written September 2020

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