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Careers and Employability

At Laurier, every aspect of your student experience helps to build your career. Whether inside or outside the classroom, we’ll help you get practical, hands-on experience that sets you apart from the rest.

Graduate Career-Ready

You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills employers want to help you succeed in your chosen career. You'll build your theoretical knowledge in your classes and get hands-on learning opportunities through:

You’ll also capture these experiences with the Laurier Experience Record, an official and interactive record that you can share alongside your resumé. It’s the first of its kind in Canada.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

There are so many career paths you can follow with your Laurier degree. And we could tell you all of them, but we thought it would be better to showcase the career successes of our alumni, who have built incredible careers in business, arts and media, science and health, music and so much more.

Discover Our Alumni

Whether creating a new way to make pavement (really!), working with teams in the NBA or founding a film production company, our alumni are doing amazing things in their careers. Read their stories to learn more about how Laurier prepared them for the future and find inspiration for your own career path!

Your Journey to Laurier

Applications are still being accepted to start your studies in September 2024, log in to OUAC to see what programs are still open. Applications for January 2025 are also now open!

Ready to accept your offer? Congratulations! We're ready to welcome you.

Working as a Student

There are lots of reasons to work part-time as a student: make money for expenses or extra spending, gain work experience in Canada, or to be part of the community. If you’re interested in working part-time, first consider:

  • If the job will take away from your time to study and do coursework. You want to make sure you can still focus on your classes.
  • If your study permit allows you to work in Canada. You’ll need a social insurance number (SIN), whether you work on campus or off campus.
  • If you’re up to date on the latest from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada site. Information about working in Canada can change, so be sure you check.
Part-time jobs are posted online throughout the year for both on- and off-campus opportunities. You may want to start with the International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP), which is exclusive to international students, or the annual on-campus career expo. The Career Centre can also help in your job search.
of 2022 international graduates secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies
job postings are available each year for part-time, summer and graduated students

Career Support

Looking for your first job ever? Unsure of how to start the job search? Need someone to review your resumé and cover letter?

Our Career Centre has you covered. Laurier students and alumni have lifetime access to Career Centre services.

Join workshops or panel discussions and meet a career consultant with personalized advice just for international students. Plus, find job postings, get support with interview prep and so much more.

After You Graduate

Canada's post-graduation work permit allows eligible Laurier graduates to work in Canada and gain valuable professional experience. Work obtained through the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program may help support an application to become a permanent resident in Canada.

The Canadian Experience Class provides an opportunity for international students to apply for permanent resident status once they have graduated from a university and have one year of work experience.

Graduating doesn't mean you have to leave Laurier behind! We still support you, even after you have earned your degree:

  • Career support is available to you for life. If you're looking for advice on taking the next step in your career, are considering changing careers completely, or are wondering about further education, the Career Centre is still there to support you.
  • Our alumni network includes over 105,000 graduates living in over 100 countries.
  • As a Laurier grad, you may be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit to work in Canada.
  • You can also connect with Laurier alumni from around the world through Ten Thousand Coffees. This is a great way to build your network, get career advice and industry insights, find recruitment opportunities and more.
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Get Connected

Choosing a university can be a tough decision for both parents and students, especially when that school is in another country. To help you through this process, we have created online opportunities for you to connect with us, ask questions, and learn more about Laurier.

We invite you to connect with one of our admissions staff members to begin your journey to Laurier!


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Undergraduate International Recruitment

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