CAREER PATHWAY PROGRAM

Helping International Students Gain Experience to Enter the Canadian Workforce.

In partnership with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable, and with support from the Government of Canada

Program Partners

Career Pathway Program, in partnership with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable, and with support from the Government of Canada, is a first-of-its-kind free program that connects international students with employers for internship and project experience needed to transition into the Canadian workforce. 

The program aims to create a meaningful connection between employers seeking skilled international students who are looking to kick-start their careers in Canada. A win-win solution for all the stakeholders involved. 

We believe that these experiences are essential to helping international students build meaningful career pathways while simultaneously helping businesses address skills, talent and innovation gaps.

Engage in a 2-week Industry Project with Startups & SMEs

  • Each company gets matched with up to 5 students to work on an assigned project individually for 2 weeks
  • Projects can be in Business Consulting or Graphic Design.
  • Students get trained on job search skills and receive mentorship throughout the entire program duration
  • Only 50 students per cohort. Registrations are on a first come, first served basis for students who meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. You must be an International student currently enrolled in a program.
  2. You must be enrolled in an undergraduate or equivalent program (Diplomas, etc).

    Please note: You will not be eligible if you are enrolled in a post-graduate degree/diploma.

Choose from 2 Different Project Streams

Graphic Design

Opportunity for employers and students to collaborate on a design-related projects such as:

  • Social Media Post Design
  • Poster Design
  • Website Wireframe
  • Branding
Ideal for students targeting the following positions after graduation: 
 
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Careers in Marketing

Business Consulting

Opportunity for employers and students to collaborate on a business consulting projects such as:

  • Market Research
  • Sales Strategy
  • Product Pitch Desk
  • Lead Generation process
Ideal for students targeting the following positions after graduation: 
 
  • Management Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Careers in Sales

Select from 6 Different Cohorts Throughout 2024

Cohort 1
Jan 3 - Feb 14, 2024
Cohort 2
Feb 19 - Mar 29, 2024
Cohort 3
Apr 29, 2024 - Jun 7, 2024
Cohort 4
Jun 24, 2024 - Aug 02, 2024
Cohort 5
Aug 26, 2024 - Oct 04, 2024
Cohort 6
Oct 21, 2024 - Nov 29, 2024
Cohort 1
Jan 3 - Feb 14, 2024
Cohort 2
Feb 19 - Mar 29, 2024
Cohort 3
Apr 29, 2024 - Jun 7, 2024
Cohort 4
Jun 24, 2024 - Aug 02, 2024
Cohort 5
Aug 26, 2024 - Oct 04, 2024
Cohort 6
Oct 21, 2024 - Nov 29, 2024

International Students

  • 2-week industry real-life projects in selected domains
  • Meet and work with employers and build your network
  • 6 weeks of on-demand & live job search training workshops (resume, networking, interview, and more)
  • Mentorship sessions with industry professionals
  • Get considered for full-time employment
 

Employers

  • Provide 2-week industry real-life projects in selected domains to students
  • Build your future talent pipeline with a diverse talent pool of international students
  • Resources to support in the hiring process and cultivating a more inclusive work environment

     

Get Hired for Full-Time Internship & Co-op

If you are looking for a full-time internship or co-op opportunity, join the Isempower portal to browse the latest internship & co-op jobs from top employers that want to hire you. 

Once you are placed in a company, we will provide complimentary post-placement training on cross-cultural workplace for success and business English communication to help you excel in the workforce.

Post-secondary Institutions

Become a partner to help your international students gain experience and transition into the workforce.

Testimonials

Contact Us

For questions about the Career Pathway Program please contact
Venky Karuppiah, Program Manager – CPP