Work in Canada


Build the skills you need to gain and maintain employment in Canada!

I-Work! is a series of workshops and events related to career development for international students. Workshops or events occur every month, September to February and a full-day career conference in March!

The workshop series and the one-day career conference are open to all undergraduate and graduate international students. Attend the workshops and a one-day conference to improve your skills and knowledge to work in Canada.

Students have the opportunity to learn how to:

  • Develop job searching strategies 
  • Understand Canada's hiring practices
  • Prepare a targeted cover letter and resume
  • Use LinkedIn and network with professionals
  • Enhance interview skills by participating in a mock interview exercise
  • Transition to a Canadian workplace.

Attend all sessions or pick and choose!

Series Schedule 2021- 2022

LinkedIn: Tool for Career Success
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
7:00pm – 8:00pm (MT)

Learn the features and tools of LinkedIn. Learn how to build your profile, how to network with potential employers, how to enhance your career possibilities and build your network.


What to Expect in a Job Interview
Part 1: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
7:00pm – 8:00pm (MT)

Part 2: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
7:00pm – 8:00pm (MT)

What are the different types of interviews, and how do you prepare accordingly? What are some typical interview questions, and how do you respond appropriately? How should you follow up after a job interview? Attend these workshops to answers all of these questions.


Alumni Panel Session: From International Student to Employee (Science and Engineering)
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
7:00pm – 8:30pm (MT)

Hear from the international student alumni about their career paths, tips and advice on transitioning from students to employees

Alumni Panel Session: From International Student to Employee (Arts and Business)
Monday, December 6, 2021
7:00pm – 8:30pm (MT)

Hear from international student alumni about their career paths, tips and advice on transitioning from students to employees

Transitioning into the Canadian Workplace
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
7:00pm – 8:00pm (MT)

An introduction to Canada's workplace culture, this session focuses on intercultural communication in the Canadian work environment and provides tools for maintaining employment.

How to Prepare for a Summer Career Fair as an International Student
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
7:00pm – 8:00pm (MST)

Are you looking for Summer Jobs? The Summer Career Fair is coming soon. Learn how to prepare and attend a career fair, connect with employers, and follow up.

Mock Interview Practice
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
3:00pm – 5:00pm (MT)

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect, and the key to succeeding in interviews is to practice as much as possible. Take up this opportunity to gain valuable interview experience by participating in a mock interview with industry professionals.

I-Work Challenge

Practice your job search skills with the I-Work Challenge!

Every weekday, a 30 min job search challenge is emailed to you to complete. All tasks are career-related. By completing the challenges, you can:

  • Develop and practice job search skills
  • Cultivate a network and connect with professionals to get industry trend insights
  • Build confidence to market/promote yourself to prospective employers
Full challenge details available January 2022.

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