Resources for International Students
International and Exchange students can find information here about job seeking, Canadianizing their resume/cover letter, Visas, etc.
Important Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) News
International students can face many challenges when looking for work in Canada. Despite the obstacles, obtaining employment can be a rewarding experience, personally and financially. Please visit Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada for the most up-to-date information.
Job Search Resources
CASIP (Consortium of Agencies Serving Immigrant Professionals)
New Canadian Jobs
Newcomer Women's Services of Toronto
|World Skills Employment Centre
World Skills is a non-profit employment centre dedicated exclusively to the employment needs of newcomers and to the needs of the local labour market.
Hear from International Students about their Experiences:
While big cities are colored with opportunities and big companies easily assign a considerable amount of money to expand and hire new employees, small towns like North Bay in North America are based on support for local businesses. Local entrepreneurs from farmers' markets and kitchens to local clothing brands are offering amazing quality. Also, small positions if you are lucky enough to reach out to them and ask if they need a frisky adventurer like you. Moreover, the policies of the big companies such as endless demands for work harder does not apply for local businesses whereas you will find life-long friendship and support for the best.
Surprisingly, there are many positions filling by students in Nipissing University's small campus that makes student life bearable in North Bay.
Moreover, there are very kind people working in this school (teachers and executives) who take international students under their wings and help them to overcome obstacles by facilitating solutions for them. The International Student Office, Nipissing University Students Union, Student Learning and Transitions, Student Financial Services, and the Athletic Center are some of the places that were valuable in assisting me in finding solutions for my hindrances.
Khashayar AbbasabadiMSc Kinesiology, 2021
My experience as a student (mature student), was that I had to wait at least 5 months to get a job. I didn't know how to approach the work industry in the right way. I used to apply for a job and sit and wait for a reply. My advice to you, is to start early. Write a good resume, apply to jobs posted on Indeed or directly in the company's official websites. Don't wait! Ask your friends if they have any suggestions. Keep an open mind and be ready to work in any job. You can always change jobs when you get a better one.
Suni Chandran SushamaPostgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, 2021