Work Experience Program

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.

Undertaking work experience can help you to:
- prove that you can function within a corporate environment
- develop transferable skills
- gain useful contacts for networking
- understand the requirements of career options
- impress prospective future employers
- provide real CV content for employers

Making the most of your work experience

Further your aims and objectives by undertaking specific tasks during the work experience placement

Have a mentor or supervisor for assistance during the placement.

Ask for feedback during or after completing your placement.

Add value to your work experience placement

Create a career skills grid
define, specific, general and transferable skills
identify your current skills profile and skill gaps that require additional training and hands-on experience

For some academic programs, work experience is part of the curriculum. Foreign students who wish to participate in a Canadian co-op or internship program must apply for a work permit as well as a study permit.

To be eligible for a work permit, you must meet the following conditions:

•You must have a valid study permit.
•Your intended employment must be an essential part of your program of study in Canada.
•Your employment must be part of your academic program, certified by a letter from a responsible academic official of the institution.
•Your co-op or internship employment cannot form more than 50% (percent) of the total program of study.

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.

Business Administration Career Training

This is a module program designed for international students to study for 6 to 10 months and complete a 6 to 10 month work experience program. Topics include: Introduction to Management, International Business, Managerial Communications, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources Management, Strategic Analysis, Financial Management, Managerial Accounting, Business Law.

ESL in Canada provides access to this program, work and study visas, work and job preparation skills. Link to Business Administration Career Training

Customer Service Training Programs

This program will prepare you for success in workplaces driven by customer relationships, providing a pathway to work in organizations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes, coffee shops and retail stores. With this qualification, students will be able to specialize in areas such as accommodation services, food and beverage and retail, or put their diverse skills to support the needs of small businesses. Students will learn effective communication skills, how to manage conflict and handle customer complaints, how to work in a team, and how to build product and service knowledge in order to provide relevant information to customers.

This is a module program designed for international students to study for 6 to 10 months and complete a 6 to 10 month work experience program. ESL in Canada provides access to this program, work and study visas, work and job preparation skills. Link to Customer Service Career Training

Link to the registration page for business career training programs

Go here to read the new rules for international students that started on June 1, 2014.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-offcampus.asp

Email for additional info: eslincanada (at) gmail (dot) com

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