Career Support for International Students

Are you Looking for Work in Canada? As an international student, Career Services can support you throughout each step of your career development from reviewing your resume, to exploring your career options with you! If you are unable to attend a drop-in session, you can access our services via phone or email as needed.

Below are some specialized programs we offer international students:

Culture Walks Program: Apply to become a Culture Walks Mentor!

The Culture Walks Program is a 5-week mentorship opportunity connecting students from the Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS) program who are embarking on internships abroad with Carleton University international students. As a volunteer Culture Walks Mentor, you will have the opportunity to share your workplace culture with fellow students, develop your leadership skills, enhance your communication skills, and build your resume!

This is a great opportunity to gain local volunteer experience!

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Minimum of 2nd year standing; must be in good academic standing
  • Must have work or volunteer experience from country of origin

Apply by September 10 on   via Carleton Central. Learn more about mySuccess here.

For any questions, please contact Aala Ridha at aala.ridha@carleton.ca

“I want a job in Canada. Where do I start?” 5-week Workshop Series

Are you looking for a job in Canada but not sure where to begin? Career Services is excited to hold a 5-week workshop series especially designed to support international students in finding a job in Canada! Workshops are held every Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in CTTC 1501 starting on September 19 to October 17. All 5 workshops are open to undergraduate and graduate international students.

The topics in the workshop series include:

  • Session 1: How to Effectively Begin your Job Search in Canada – Tuesday, September 19
  • Session 2: Canadian Workplace Culture – Tuesday, September 26
  • Session 3: What to Expect in a Job Interview – Tuesday, October 3
  • Session 4: Introduction to the Canadian Hiring Process – Tuesday, October 10
  • Session 5: Transitioning into the Canadian Workplace (Featuring a Guest Speaker!) – Tuesday, October 17

Students are highly encouraged to attend all 5 sessions in the series, and by attending all workshops you can add this activity to your CCR as “Navigating the Canadian Workplace”!

How to sign up: Register on  via Carleton Central. Each of the five workshops in this series require individual registration.

Additional Resources

On-Campus

In the Community

  • For specific information regarding work permits and other immigration support please contact Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC). The ISSO has compiled a very helpful immigration support guide of direct links to CIC here.
  • World Skills offers a variety of employment related workshops and resources throughout the year that students and members of the public are welcome to explore!
  • Looking to improve your English or French? The Canadian Conversation Project offers free, one-on-one language support.

Drop-in to Career Services in 401 Tory!

  • If you have any questions, visit us Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or contact us at career@carleton.ca or (613) 520-6611