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Study and Work in Canada – Certificate in Business Experience


Study and work in Canada with the Business Experience Co-op program offered
by a top, accredited private business college in Canada

If you need to grow your business knowledge, the Business Experience Coop program will help you to focus and refine your skill set in an intimate class setting. Expand your knowledge while learning from industry professionals, discuss your point of view with fellow students and strengthen your resume with valuable Canadian work experience in business administration.

Greystone College

international business management internshipGreystone College is a private professional career college located in beautiful downtown Vancouver. Greystone College programs provide industry certifications recognized by national and international associations in Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Management and more.

Along with high quality education in small size classes, Greystone College offers guaranteed professional internships that will provide a practical learning experience and where you can apply your knowledge. With Greystone College you have the chance to:

  • Participate in small interactive classes that encourage a dynamic participatory learning environment
  • Learn industry professionals and highly-qualified instructors
  • Qualify for your certification by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM)
  • Strengthen your résumé with Canadian career experience in business administration
  • Take part in an unpaid co-op position in a field relevant to your studies

Benefits of the Certificate in Business Experience Coop Program | Study and Work Canada

The Business Experience program is designed to offer students a chance to focus on various business topics that they have interest in or that are relevant to their field of study. Students can choose three courses from a wide variety of business options such as communication, management, HR, financial management and international business. Students will earn a Certificate in Business Experience.

Co-op Work Placement

Co-op work placements are unpaid. Greystone Co-op coordinators will help prepare you for securing an unpaid placement, and will offer guaranteed interviews with potential employers. Service/Placement Fee includes:

  • Permit sponsorship
  • Documentation support
  • Interview and job preparation
  • Résumé building
  • Explanation of government reporting procedure and
  • Placement tips

Volunteer work placement hours cannot exceed the study hours and the programs are designed to allow students to work an average of 21 hours per week. Volunteer positions vary depending on an employer’s needs, and the student’s English and professional skills. For some placements, the precise position may be determined once they arrive at placement locations.

Course name Length Start Dates
International Business 4 weeks Apr 20, Oct 5
Marketing 4 weeks May 19, Nov 2
Organizational Behaviour 4 weeks Jun 15, Nov 30
Managerial Communications 4 weeks Jul 30
Introduction to Management 4 weeks Aug 10
Business Law 4 weeks Sep 8
Human Resource 4 weeks Aug 10, Aug 20, Nov 30
Managerial Accounting 4 weeks May 19, Sep 8
Financial Management 4 weeks Jun 15, Oct 5
Strategic Analysis 4 weeks Jul 13, Nov 2

Job areas could include the following:

  • Banking
  • Marketing / Market research
  • Business associations
  • Event marketing
  • International trade / Logistics
  • Human resources
  • Finance / Accounting

Am I eligible for the Business Experience Program in Canada?

Students who are interested in attending Greystone College must have completed (graduated from) their final year of general schooling.

International students must demonstrate advanced level of English with Greystone’s online written test and interview. The online written test is exempt if iBT 80, IELTS 6.5, or ILSC A1 is presented. The online written test is exempt if ILSC’s Business English Management Certificate or International Business English Certificate is completed.

New Study Permit Regulations as of June 1, 2014…

Study permits will automatically authorize the holder to work off-campus for up to 20 hours per week during the academic session and full-time during scheduled breaks without the need to apply for a separate work permit. The study permit holder must be pursuing academic, vocational or professional training of six months or more that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate at a designated institution. Learn more…

Study and Work in Canada

International students taking a coop program in Canada must have a valid study & work permit. International business courses in Canada including internship require that you apply for a study permit before your arrival in Canada. Learn more

Post Graduate Work Permit Canada

Students who complete a fulltime program lasting for longer than 8 months may be eligible to apply for a Post Graduate Work Permit. Post Graduate Work Permits may not exceed the length of study time. Please see the Government of Canada Website for more information.

Study and Work in Canada Program Schedule

Students will benefit from qualified instructors with years of experience in the industry. Classes are Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm and one hour is intended for lunch break.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Class Class Class Class Class
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch No Class
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Class Class Class Class No Class
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM WPC* WPC WPC WPC No Class

WPC – Work Placement Class that will prepare student for their co-op placement.

After students complete their co-op placement, they will return for a 2 weeks course.

Business Experience Co-op Program Fees and Starting Dates

The length of the Business Experience Co-op Program is 26 weeks which includes 12 weeks of academic studies + 12 weeks of unpaid Co-op placement + 2 weeks of tutorial study.

The starting dates for the program in 2015 are as follows: Jan 4, Feb 1, Feb 29, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 24,Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15, Sep 12, Oct 11, Nov 7, Dec 5

If you wish to receive information regarding the Business Experience Co-op Program fees, please Contact us. The fee includes:

  • Registration fee
  • Tuition
  • Books and study material
  • Co-op Service fee

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