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Follow the interactive iSTEP Action Plan and track your progress as you go!

Then, refer to the resources below to guide you through the iSTEPs of success!


iSTEP is a new toolkit to help YOU – as an international student - start preparing for life after you graduate, starting as early as your arrival at McGill or NOW. Take the next step in your life prep path today!

During your career preparation process, Career Planning Services (CaPS) will also be an invaluable resource!

Step 1

Step I: Laying Foundations

  1. Discovering academic interests                               
  2. Getting involved & creating experiences               
  3. Expanding language & professional skills             
  4. Identifying job searching tools                                
step 2

Step II: Internships & Jobs

  1. Exploring careers                                                      
  2. Preparing for your first application                        
  3. Embarking on your first job                                    
  4. Securing essential documents                                 
step 3

Step III: Final Year Checklist

  1. Creating targeted applications                                
  2. Networking and building connections                  
  3. Identifying professional orders                              
  4. Completing essential documents                           
step 4

Step IV: After Graduation

  1. Knowing your rights as a worker in Canada          
  2. Adapting to Quebec working environment            
  3. Discovering external resources available               
  4. Completing essential documents                           

Business Start-Ups & Self-Employment​

Know the basics of business start-ups in Quebec

reverse culture shock

Reverse Culture Shock

Learn what is reverse culture shock and how to cope with it.

If you have questions about the program, please contact us at events.iss [at]


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