Internships and co-op programs

If you’re looking to gain valuable international work experience while you’re studying in Canada, a co-op or internship program might be right for you!

Many Canadian colleges and universities offer these work placement programs as a means of enhancing the curriculum with real world industry experience. Typically, students spend alternating semesters learning in the classroom and then applying that knowledge through on the job work in their field of study.

Co-op or internship programs are an excellent way to:

  • Make supplementary money for each upcoming academic semester;
  • Bolster your resume with work experience; and
  • Gain invaluable business contacts.

Co-op and internship eligibility for international students

Find out if you’re eligible to work as a co-op student or intern at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.

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