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 upper-year Carleton University students with any international work experience. 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 volunteer leadership experience!

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

* Culture Walks will be launching in January 2018. If you are interested in applying or have any questions, please contact Aala Ridha.

“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 will resume again in January. Please check  via Carleton Central for details and registration (Learn more about mySuccess here). All 5 workshops are open to undergraduate and graduate international students.

The topics in the workshop series include:

  • Session 1: Beginning Your Job Search in Canada & Building Your Resume
  • Session 2: Canadian Workplace Culture
  • Session 3: Introduction to the Canadian Hiring Process
  • Session 4: What to Expect in a Job Interview
  • Session 5: Transitioning into the Canadian Workplace (Featuring a Guest Speaker!)

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!

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