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 this workshops tailored for you, whether your goal is finding a summer/part time job or a permanent post-graduation position. 

  • International Students: Adapting to the Canadian Job Market
    Workshop where you can learn how to make the cultural transition to the Canadian job market
  • 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

Immigration

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


EmploymentHiring International Students

Consult the following resources for information on employment:

  • image of the istep logo - iSTEP is a new toolkit tailored to help YOU - as an international student - start preparing for life after you graduate as early as your arrival at McGill.

  • Find a Job, Building a Future - Information on employment, education and how to manage money.
  •  I choose Montreal   - Everything international students need to know in all-in-one handbook.
  • If your employer has questions about your eligibility to work as an international student, you can direct him/her to the Employer Resource Page.  You can also give him/her this brochure: PDF icon International Students - Easier Than You Thought!

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