International Students

On This Page: Workshops | Career Advising | Work Permits | Immigration | Employment

As an international student, you know that you have unique needs when it comes to looking for work during and after your studies at McGill. You may have many questions about the Canadian job market or how to navigate through the job search, as well as how to prepare a Canadian CV and cover letter. We, at the McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS), are here to help you find your way.

Workshops for International Students

We recommend that you attend one of the workshops tailored for you depending on your goal of finding a summer/part time job or a permanent post-graduation position. The workshops are entitled:

  • International Students: Adapting to the Canadian Job Market
    Workshop where you can learn how to make the cultural transition to the Canadian job market
  • International Students: Finding Summer and Part-Time Opportunities
    Workshop where you will be exposed with the tools and resources of finding a summer/part time job.
  • For a full listing of workshops, and to register for a workshop, please log-in into myFuture -> Events.

Career Advising

  • To make an appointment with a career advisor to discuss your career direction/options, call 514-398-3304.
  • For a quick CV or cover letter review, or if you have a quick career related question, please come in during the drop-in hours.

Work Permits

McGill International Student Services (ISS) provides immigration-related information to international students wanting to work in Canada (on campus, off-campus, in internships or co-op, during the summer, and after graduation). For more information, consult: ISS Student Work & Work Permits.

ISS also offers information sessions, guidance, workshops and webinars on topics such as:

  • International student work, work permits and SINs
  • Intro to intercultural communication
  • Permanent residence info sessions (hosted by Immigration Quebec)
  • Traveling to the US for work or leisure
  • And many others – see ISS Events and Workshops for details


If you have questions about immigration and visas, visit the following sites:

EmploymentHiring International Students

Consult the following resources for information on employment:

Please note that CaPS and McGill do not endorse any particular websites/services; the listing is for your information only.

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