International Students

International Students and Staff in a circleAs an international student, you bring unique skills and experiences that are valued by many employers, such as cross-cultural competencies, sensitivity to diversity, second language acquisition, and proven skills in adjustment and adaptability.

Despite this, finding a job in Canada may feel overwhelming. It might also be different from how you found a job back home. You are not alone! As an international student, you have access to all of the career services and resources available at Western.

Making the Transition to Employment

Immploy

Connecting employers with immigrant talent to foster economic prosperity through programs that include Immploy Job Match and Immploy Mentorship

Watch an Employment Workshop

Learn effective negotiation strategies when getting a job offer in Canada and gain insights into cultural expectations around maintaining employment in a Canadian work setting.


Additional Resources and Services for International Students

International & Exchange Student Center

Learn about the requirements for working in Canada, as well as settlement, language, and visa information and resources.

WIL Employment Connections

Employment programs and services that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of immigrants and newcomers to Canada.

Group Career Counselling

Small group sessions of up to 15 international undergraduate and graduate students on finding and keeping employment in Canada.



What Students are Saying

“The support that I received from the Career Education team in securing my first job in Canada was outstanding and exceeded my expectations. Besides assisting me with a mock interview, protocol for following up after an interview, negotiating a job offer, etc., from the Canadian market perspective, they also showed sincere interest in my story and career goals. They even followed up with me after I was working, and celebrated my success. I’m deeply thankful for their support during this stage in my career.” - Kerlin Lobo