Careers

Cooperative Education Program

International students are eligible to apply to the Co-op Program. If admitted, international students are required to apply for a work permit through Immigration & Citizenship Canada. A mandatory Information Session in conjunction with the U of A International Centre will be held on applying for a work permit.

Work on Campus

International students with valid study permits who are enrolled full-time at the U of A are permitted to work, without a work permit, at any employment facility located within the boundary of the U of A's North campus, and at other Edmonton U of A campuses, including: Enterprise Square, Campus St. Jean and South campus. Exchange and visiting students may work on campus if they hold a study permit and are registered full-time. For more information on working on campus, please consult the International Centre website.

Work off Campus

International students at the U of A can apply for a work permit under Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Off-Campus Work Permit Program. For more information on working off campus, please consult the International Centre website. For job postings, visit the Business Career Services online postings and the CAPS: Your U of A Career Centre online postings.

Post-Graduation Work Permit Program

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program allows students who have graduated from the U of A to gain valuable Canadian work experience. It is possible to work in Canada for three years after graduating from the U of A, as long as you obtain a post-graduation work permit.   

Business Career Services

The Business Career Services office helps you to develop the skills necessary to achieve your career goals by providing assistance with acquiring full time, part time, contract or summer employment. The office provides you with career development services, such as: assistance with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, employer information and recruiting sessions.

U of A Career Resources

The Winspear Business Library has a great information on their website on job-seeking and career planning resources. You can also find other resources on the CAPS website.