An Overview on Internships in Canada for International Studentsby Ragini Sharma Study Abroad Consultant
Canada is one of the most sought-after study destinations in the world, home to approximately 572,415 international students as of 2018, according to the official Canadian Immigration website. The annual cost of education for an undergraduate program varies from CA$14,000 to CA$ 26,000. Study in Canada for international students is way cheaper as compared to other US and UK universities. It is relatively lower for a postgraduate program ranging from CA$ 14,000 to CA$ 22,000 per year. The standard cost of living in Canada sums up to CA$ 15,000 per year at the most which cover house rent, food expenses, transportation charges and other wee expenditures.
Most international students engage in paid internships to manage the expenses. Even if the employer is not paying, academic credits and experience that received is valuable from prospects of future employment.
An internship is the work opportunity provided by the employer to the competitive and interested students. Students can take up an internship during their academic program or after completing the degree course. Students undertaking internship are said to be intern.
Employer might or might not pay you for the work. However, it is a good opportunity to grab as it is a value-add to the CV. Not just this, interns are often offered job upon successful completion of internship program based on their performance throughout the tenure. The duration of internship should not be more than half of the degree course. So, if the master’s course if of two years, internship tenure must not exceed one year while you’re studying.
To be able to carry out an internship also called co-op, international students must have work permit and study permit as well. International students can apply online for work permit provided there is a letter from the institution stating work placement is necessary for successful degree certification.
The ‘Mitacs Globalink Research Internship’ program invites application from undergraduates from countries like Australia, Germany, India, UK, etc. It is a 12-week research-oriented internship program in the field of science, engineering, maths and others. It has tied up with 35 universities across Canada to help international students gain work experience.
Some of the cities popular among international students in terms of paid internships in Canada are Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario, etc. The stipend during paid internship program can vary between $37,050 in Ontario to $48,750 in Alberta.
Students can even stay and work temporarily in Canada provided there is post study work permit. Those who get the permit can get a post study work visa up to 3 years.
Other financial aid to support tuition and living budget include scholarships granted by Canadian government, educational institutions and other international organisations. Scholarships are offered to the eligible students based on the academic grades and the English proficiency exam score.
For more details about the internships offered by universities of Canada, you can seek assistance of some of the best overseas education consultants. Before you apply for an internship program in Canada make sure, you have a valid study and work permit.Get Free Overseas Education counselling online & guidance from our team.
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