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Internship Opportunities for Gaining Canadian Work Experience

Friday September 16, 2016 | by WES Global Talent Bridge

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One avenue to gaining Canadian work experience is through internships. An internship can be a paid opportunity to work for an employer for a period of time, usually anywhere from three months  to two years, which provides many benefits including:

  • Developing your skills and experience in the Canadian context for your field
  • Building and expanding your professional network
  • Learning the cultural norms of Canadian work environments
  • Potential to lead to a full-time opportunity

There are many places to look for internship opportunities; here are a few places to start:

In Ontario:

Across Canada:

Job boards with internships:

Tip: If you have a particular company that you are interested in working for, connect with the company directly to ask if there are any internship opportunities available.

WES Global Talent Bridge is a program dedicated to helping skilled immigrants fully utilize their talents and education in the United States and Canada. Global Talent Bridge joins with institutional partners and community organizations to help skilled immigrants leverage their training, achieve their professional goals, and contribute their talents to their full potential.