Career Resources for International Students
At King’s we strive to offer inclusive career services that reflect the diversity of our student population and acknowledge issues of educational and employment disparity. As a King’s international student you have access to the full range of career resources and supports both here at King’s and at Western. We recognize that you may have additional questions and concerns in your career development process.
The following are some resources to assist you:
Get help and information about applying for work permits and employment and volunteering on and off campus.
International Work Experience Program (IWE) at King’s
If you are an international student then this could be a great way for you to work part time, earn some money and gain Canadian work experience.
Learn about how looking for work in Canada may be different than in your home country. Begin to understand what employers are looking for and what your rights are as an employee.
King’s has partnered with Devant to offer specialized career support services for our international students, and give you the knowledge, tools, and connections to successfully engage with Canadian employers and get hired.
Sign up for free to access all the following:
- ‘Get Hired’ Master Class and official certification with 30+ video modules and downloadable templates
- Online resume tools including resume scanner and writing guidebook
- Live virtual hiring expos with 20+ employers
- Live webinars on LinkedIn, job posting analysis, industry research, and interview skills, hosted by career experts
- Live immigration Q&As with a Canadian immigration lawyer
- Professional networking events
- Supportive online community
- And more!
Get valuable information about working in Canada, including workplace culture and your rights at work from Settlement.Org’s employment section.
Find public or private sector companies who represent diversity leaders in their industry and region of Canada. Each one has a noteworthy or unique diversity initiative in at least one of the following categories: a) Women; (b) Members of visible minorities; (c) Persons with disabilities; (d) Aboriginal peoples; and (e) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered/Transsexual (LGBT) peoples.
Get help from this local organization who specializes in helping newcomers to Canada. Their services are free and cover a wide range of career development and employment resources.
Get connected with employment and mentorship opportunities in Southwestern Ontario. Immploy Job Match and Mentorship programs are designed for job-ready immigrant talent, including international student graduates. Find out more at immploy.ca or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: Descriptions of many of these resources are adapted from the language used on external websites. Claims and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of King’s University College.