Career Services | Canadian College

Career Services at Canadian College

Our goal is to help the students at Canadian College gain the skills needed to be competitive in Canada’s job market and gain real world career experience. We pride ourselves in providing student centric support to help meet each individual’s specific goals. Please contact one of our advisors anytime for questions and support.

Type of Work for International Students

Co-op Work

Co-op is an integral component of the program as it provides students with essential real-world work experience in a Canadian business environment. Co-op work is average 20 hours a week, 250 hours per co-op semester.

Off-campus Work (Part time job)

International students enrolled for full-time programs of 6 months or longer are eligible to work off-campus for up to 20 hours per week during the whole program period. Students enrolled in co-op programs can work for co-op AND also work off-campus.

Career Training and Workshops

Weekly workshops are available for students at the Canadian College:

Workshop Schedule

Individual Counseling and Support

Canadian College Career Services Team provides guidance, relevant assistance, and support to students at every step of job search and career development journey. Please contact us anytime for help with:

  • Resumes
  • Interview Skills
  • Career Counseling
  • Professionalism Training
  • Cover Letters
  • Mock Interviews
  • Job Search Support
  • Business Writing

Looking for a Co-op?

Here are some career fields past co-op students have joined.

Business Management

  • Retail
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Small and Large Businesses
  • More...

Hospitality Management

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Events and Tourism
  • More...

International Trade

  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain
  • Sales and Procurement
  • More...

Information Technology

  • Computer Technician
  • Tech Support
  • Network Support
  • More...

Project Management

  • Events Planning
  • Construction Industry
  • Retail
  • More...

Social Media Marketing

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • More...

Hiring Partner

Employers and Industry Partners

Are you an employer interested in hiring a Canadian College student?

Our students work at a wide variety of businesses from brick-and-mortar shops, start-up ventures, worldwide hotel chains to giant corporations such as Amazon. Contact us below with a brief introduction to your business and a description of possible positions.

Frequently asked questions

How do I start looking for a job?

There are many steps to finding a job. From developing a professional resume to finding the right opportunity, Career Services at Canadian College are here to help. Please contact one of our advisors if you have any questions.

What is the co-op?

The co-op program allows students to gain Canadian work experience related to the courses they are studying and usually starts after their second semester of classes. This is to effectively arm them with the soft skill and tools necessary for a quality co-op experience with a Canadian organization. The combination of solid studies and real-world work experience provides the necessary tools and training students need for their future careers.

Can I work anywhere I want for my co-op?

No, jobs for the co-op need to be related to the program you are studying. Please talk with one of our advisors to see if a job could be used for a co-op.

How do I start my co-op?

Co-ops must be approved by Canadian College before you start. Please talk to Career Service for more information.

Does Canadian College help me find a job?

Students will find a job to be used for their co-op placement, and Career Services are here to provide support for every step of the job search process. Also, Career Services will occasionally share opportunities with students via email and can provide unique support based on the student’s background and career goals. Please talk to Career Service for more information.

Do I need a SIN number to work? How do I get one?

Students must have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to be able to work in Canada. You can apply for one at a Service Canada Centre or online.For more information, please click here

How many hours am I supposed to work for my co-op?

Depending on your program, the co-op is either 300 hours, 500 hours, 750 hours or 1000 hours. To complete the co-op, students need at least 80% of their co-op hours.

Can I work part time during Co-op semesters?

Yes, students can work off-campus for up to 20 hours per week during the whole program period.

What happens if I cannot find a co-op in time?

Please talk to Career Services as soon as possible. We can help create a plan for your specific situation.

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