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