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Externship in Canada

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Externship in Canada: Test drive your career and see if it’s the right fit for you!

Externship in Canada program provides the opportunity for young students to see if their current career path is right for them. Through this program you can ‘ease into’ and get a preview on what your future in that career might look like and what can you expect.

Externship in Canada is a career discovery tool that provides young students to dive into their chosen career in order to learn and discover what the future holds for them in that particular occupation. Unlike internships, the externship in Canada program involves mostly completing observation tasks and students take part in the work tasks at their host company in a limited capacity.

During their Externship in Canada, students spend 2 – 4 weeks at a host company, paired with a professional in their desired career field and unlike the internship placements, the Externship in Canada program provides placement from a few days up to 4 weeks. This program is open for student at a language school, career college or high school. Keypoints of this program are as follows:

  • unpaid work experience
  • placements available in all fields
  • made up of observation and collaboration tasks
  • duration of 2-4 weeks
  • placements can be full or part-time
  • no visa is required, and exempt from ESA/LSA practicum restrictions
  • program open to language school, high school and career college students

Language students coming to Canada have a strong desire to test their English or French skills and see if they can perform in the ‘real world’. In the Externship in Canada program, language students have access to a broader range of work fields, and can get real experience, in a real Canadian work environment.

Externship in Canada program was designed for students that study English / French at a Canadian language school, or study at a business school or career college.  These students have access to a broader range of work fields, and can get real experience, in a real Canadian work environment. Because of this, those who don’t yet study in Canada can apply for a 4 weeks language program (English / French) followed by a 2 week externship placement.

Externship in Canada programs offers a variety of placement options including:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Arts & Culture
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Construction Management
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Causes
  • Events Planning
  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Finance
  • General Office
  • Administration
  • Graphic Design
  • Green Technology
  • Hotels
  • Human Resources
  • International Trade
  • Law & Legal Services
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media
  • Network Administration
  • Politics & Advocacy
  • Real Estate
  • Software Engineering
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Web & Mobile Applications
  • Development
  • Web Design

In order to receive further information about the Externship in Canada program fees, make sure to contact us. It’s important to note that in order to take part in this program you should get in touch and apply for the program at least 6 weeks before your desired start date!

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