Career Development Internship Program

The Career Development Internship Program will take your professional pursuits to the next level

The Career Development Internship Program is a unique opportunity to advance your career with a paid internship in Canada. This professional internship program is designed for registered students from around the world with previous related work experience who wish to build on their knowledge, further their career and develop industry-related English or French skills.

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What is Career Development Internship Program?

The Career Development Program is a paid professional internship designed for registered students that have previous related work experience and education in the fields of Office Administration, Marketing, IT, engineering and more who would like to expand their knowledge, boost their career and develop their English or French skills.

The Career Development Program is a paid internship program; interns earn approximately $200 CAD / week as an internship stipend.

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What is it like to take part in this program?

This program is a paid internship for university students with a college or university education and some related work experience. Candidates can build on what they’ve learned and all that while earning a stipend of approximately $200 CAD / week to offset internship expenses.

The program is open year-round with a minimum length of 16 weeks and maximum length of 24 weeks. Candidates will work independently or side-by-side in a team with Canadian staff. Aside from learning new way on how to do things in their chosen field, participants get the chance to fully immerse themselves in the Canadian culture, discover Canada apart from the tourist attractions and make business connections and friendships that last a lifetime.

Placements are available in the metropolitan cities of Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal. Next to the rich work experience that this program provides, there are additional benefits. One of them is most certainly the customized internship planning that will ensure that the placement and host company meet the participant’s requirements and expectations. Interns will receive a guaranteed internship placement, support and reporting throughout the duration of their internship as well as a certificate of completion and letter of reference.

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What are the program requirements?

  • Be a registered student (abroad or in Canada)
  • Have related education & some work experience
  • High intermediate to advanced level of English and/or French
  • Desire to learn and improve (both professionally and personally)
  • Eligible for the required visa according to Citizenship & Immigration Canada
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What are my placement options in the Career Development Internship Program?

The Career Development Internship Program offers wide range of placements options:

  • Office Administration
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Network Administration
  • Software engineering
  • Web and Mobile application
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Hospitality management
  • Culinary Arts
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How to apply for the Career Development Internship Program?

If you wish to receive information regarding the Career Development Program fees, please Contact us.

This fee includes customized internship planning, CV revision, interview preparation, guaranteed internship placement, support and reporting throughout the duration of the program as well as a certificate of completion and letter of reference.

In order to help the future candidates as much as possible, we gathered some useful information that will help you budget your stay in Canada:

  • Visa application fee (approximately $100 – $150 CAD depending on exchange rates)
  • Medical insurance for duration of the program ($15 CAD / week)
  • Flight (depending on departure and arrival cities)
  • Airport Reception ($90 – $120 depending on city)
  • Accommodation ($700 – $850 CAD / month depending on meals, dorm, host family)
  • Transportation (monthly public transportation passes range from $80 – $150 CAD depending upon location)

Aside from the aforementioned services, Latitude International provides additional services including accommodation placement, airport reception, medical insurance and more. We are here to help you and advise you so please do not hesitate to ask us your questions!

“I was placed at a coffee shop in North Vancouver. The location was just amazing. From the counter we had a great view over the ocean and the mountains in the horizon. It was, more or less, always busy and the customers were so nice and polite and were always interested in knowing where you were from. What I like most about Vancouver is the diversity of people and the beautiful surroundings. We went hiking a couple of times, had a Halloween party, saw the Chinese New Year Parade, celebrated Canada Day and much more. Besides that I visited Whistler, Bowen Island, Sunshine Coast, Toronto and Victoria.” – Andreas, Denmark

“My adventure started off in Rocky Mountains where I worked at a mountain resort. During my time there I got to see wonderful nature and magical views when I was hiking. It was also a lot of other fun things to do including mountain biking, horseback riding, white water rafting and canoeing. After the summer season was over I decided to move to Vancouver and now I live in an apartment in beautiful Yaletown. I work in a coffee shop downtown as well so that fits me perfectly.” – Anne, Norway

“Coming to Vancouver has really been a learning experience. I saw myself mature in ways I thought I had been. Learning from the pros and seeing the difference between learning at university and mentoring/ learning at work. The ability to stand my own and explore this great city. Since coming here I have found my confidence and passion of product design. Whether it’s from presenting or talking to clients I know I saw myself improve. Thank you, Canada.” – Faith, United Kingdom

“My first job was at a coffee shop chain. I worked there for 2.5 months as a Barista. I also got a job as a server in the restaurant at a private tennis club. During this work abroad experience my English improved a lot. That’s mainly because I use different expressions than I learned in school. I can use a broader vocabulary now. Also, I met new people that have different cultures. All the Canadians here are really kind and helpful.” – Ilse, Germany

“I have had a great experience coming to Vancouver. Within the 2 months I have gained so much experience in life and at the workplace. I see myself being more independent and confident, which was one of my main goals. I’m so happy I found Latitude, they worked so hard to make sure I get an internship.” – Shiny, United Kingdom

“I started to work as a Barista at one of the many coffee shops here in Vancouver. I pretty much worked all summer except for going on two trips, one to Seattle and the other to Toronto. I usually went to the weekly pub nights which were a really fun time. All these events helped me meet so many new awesome people.” -Rasmus, Sweden

“As part of my International Business Management studies, I was required to complete an internship so I decided to go to Toronto as I have family there. I learned a lot about the marketing industry and about Canada as well. I have benefited a lot from the work and from the cultural experience during my stay in Canada.” – Alex, United Kingdom

“My volunteering is definitely off to a good start, all the people I met today were super nice and I think I’m going to like the work, too! I’m also settled in with my host family and I think I hit the jackpot with them because they are truly super welcoming.” – Borbala, Hungary

Ready? Apply now for the Career Development Internship Program!