The internship programs are open to new Canadians, LINC graduates, international work/study visa students,
students preparing for business school, students preparing for career training, graduates preparing for work in English
speaking workplaces, job seekers who need to improve their business English language skills.
International students with a study/work permit and advanced English language and business skills can apply for paying jobs in Canada.
Students can phone Toronto (647) 247 - 3897 or text 416 420 6981 for additional information. ESL in Canada works with an excellent DLI
which can issue work/study permits for work experience or coop and internship training programs.
New visa rules for international work/study students started on June 1, 2014.
The new visa regulations will improve services to genuine students, while protecting Canada’s international
reputation for high-quality education and reducing the potential for fraud and misuse of the program.
Study permit holders pursuing studies at publicly-funded and certain privately-funded post-secondary
institutions must apply for an Off-Campus Work Permit to be able to work up to 20 hours per week
off-campus during the academic session and full-time during scheduled breaks.
Any international student can apply for a Co-Op Work Permit if a co-op placement is an integral
element of their course of study.
Study permits will only be issued to successful applicants who are pursuing studies at an educational
institution that has been designated to receive international students.
Study permits will automatically authorize the holder to work off-campus for up to 20 hours per week
during the academic session and full-time during scheduled breaks without the need to apply for
a separate work permit. The study permit holder must be pursuing academic, vocational or professional
training of six months or more that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate at a designated institution.
Visitors may apply for a study permit from within Canada if they are at the pre-school, primary or
secondary level, are on an academic exchange or a visiting student at a designated learning
institution, or have completed a course or program of study that is a condition for acceptance
at a designated learning institution.
International students enrolling in courses in Canada that will last six months or less do not need
a study permit. This is not changing. Students from countries whose citizens require a visitor
visa will still need a valid visitor visa.
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Definitions and components of work experience
Work experience usually involves work and some performed functions by the participant.
Work experience can take several forms and involve different levels of participation.
Work placement a time period of work experience, which can be paid or unpaid, that is part of the course and necessary to complete the program of study.
Internship a short-term placement in an organization. Many study programs require from 2 to 4 internships to complete the program of study.
Work-based project ? a specific set of assessed activities carried out at the school or at at an external work location.
Work shadowing observing a staff member of an organization to understand their functions, responsibilities and skill requirements
Voluntary work unpaid work, usually carried out in your own time and can be for profit, non-profit or charity organizations.
The benefits of work experience for new graduates or job seekers.
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ESL in Canada Work Experience Internships
ESL in Canada will be offering paid internships beginning in 2017.
Email eslincanada (at) gmail (dot) com to schedule an interview.
International Experience Canada Reciprocal Agreements
Canada has reciprocal agreements with 32 countries and territories. Please check the
CIC website to find country opening dates as they become available.
IEC has three streams; Working Holiday, Young Professionals and International Co-operation
Internship. Visit the IEC section for more information on the three streams available to
Canadian and foreign youth.
Please note that starting in 2016, in addition to the $150 participation fee, a new fee
of $100 will be introduced specifically for open work permits delivered to
Working Holiday applicants.
Foreign youth coming to Canada in the International Co-op and Young Professionals categories
receive employer-specific work permits. In these cases, their employers must submit the required
employment information, along with the new $230 employer compliance fee to CIC before the
foreign youth can apply for a work permit. These IEC applicants are still required to pay
the $150 IEC participation fee with their application.
more info here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/iec/index.asp
Links to Business English Classes and Career Training Programs