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Join us at Laurier

Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

At Laurier, every aspect of your student experience helps to build your career. Whether inside or outside the classroom, we’ll help you get practical, hands-on experience that sets you apart from the rest.

Graduate Career-Ready

You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills employers want to help you succeed in your chosen career. You'll build your theoretical knowledge in your classes and get hands-on learning opportunities through:

You’ll also capture these experiences with the Laurier Experience Record, an official and interactive record that you can share alongside your resumé. It’s the first of its kind in Canada.

Career Support

Looking for your first job ever? Unsure of how to start the job search? Need someone to review your resumé and cover letter? Our Career Centre has you covered. Join workshops or panel discussions and meet a career consultant with personalized advice just for international students. Plus, find job postings, get support with interview prep and so much more.

Working as a Student

There are lots of reasons to work part-time as a student: make money for expenses or extra spending, gain work experience in Canada, or to be part of the community. If you’re interested in working part-time, first consider:

  • If the job will take away from your time to study and do coursework. You want to make sure you can still focus on your classes.
  • If your study permit allows you to work in Canada. You’ll need a social insurance number (SIN), whether you work on campus or off campus.
  • If you’re up to date on the latest from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada site. Information about working in Canada can change, so be sure you check.

Part-time jobs are posted online throughout the year for both on- and off-campus opportunities. You may want to start with the International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP), which is exclusive to international students, or the annual on-campus career expo. The Career Centre can also help in your job search.

After You Graduate

Canada's post-graduation work permit allows eligible Laurier graduates to work in Canada and gain valuable professional experience. Work obtained through the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program may help support an application to become a permanent resident in Canada.

You can also connect with Laurier alumni from around the world through Ten Thousand Coffees, a virtual networking and mentorship platform. This is a great way to build your network, get career advice and industry insights, find recruitment opportunities and more.

And you can always come back to the Career Centre for career advice because the services are available to you for life!

Employed International Students

91% of Laurier's international students were employed or pursuing further education within 12 months of graduation (2022).

Contact Us:

Undergraduate International Recruitment

T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

Graduate International Recruitment

T: 519.884.0710 x3127


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