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:
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.