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Get In Touch With IAESTE Canada

If you are a student or employer, we suggest getting in touch with your closest local committee. They will guide you on your next steps in the IAESTE journey.

How It Works

Check how it will be to be an intern in this country, apply for an internship as a student from this country or you would like to host interns.

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Eligibility requirements are: - must be between 18-35 years old- needs to be enrolled in school or a new graduate (max. 9 months) - must be a National of an IAESTE country or a country that has a Youth Mobility Agreement with Canada (for work permit regulations)Please let your IAESTE national committee know if you need any additional information or in case you still have more questions

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You will be need travel insurance for your stay. Some provinces have insurance which starts 3 months after your arrival. Some universities have their own insurance programs called UHIP.Please be aware that winters in many parts of Canada can get extremely cold, so please bring warm clothes. Our summers can also be very hot! Accommodation will be arranged for you by some employers however mostly it is up to the student to find housing with our help.You should bring with you adapter type A and/or B for electricity (120V supply voltage and 60Hz).Due to the size of our country we rarely organize any social events but occasionally some of you are in the same area and we will put you in touch with each other.

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Details of what you should do on arrival will be provided. In most cases, no one will be able to meet you at the airport. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions upon arrival!

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Your supervisor at work will guide you during the whole internship. The working hours will be set by the employer. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask reach out to the National committee.

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To apply for an IAESTE internship you have to: - be between 18 and 35 years old- be enrolled full time at a Canadian university or college (or be a new graduate - within max. 9 months): you must have a valid student enrolment certificate

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- You must register on the Exchange Platform, further called the EP (iaeste.net)- Log in to the EP and complete your profile as per instructions available on the platform and submit your profile for verification.- Upon verification (based on the eligibility requirements) you can log in and see all available internships.- If you are interested in an internship, please check that you fulfil ALL requirements. Please note that there are different types of internship offers: COBE - these internship are open worldwide and students from other countries can be nominated at the same time and the final decision is up to the employerFCFS (first come first serve) - these internships are also open worldwide, but the first student with a complete nomination is considered by the employer.AC - these internships are open only to one country and your nomination will not be compared with students from other countries- If you wish to apply you can submit an application in the EP to IAESTE Canada. Please include your CV and transcript of records. Alternately, please contact office@iaestecanada.org for more information.

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Once you submit the application, we will review any applications received for this internships offer and inform you if it will be assigned to you and you can proceed with completing a nomination. You will be charged a one time application fee at this time. We will review your profile, CV and transcript of records and compare it with the employer requirements and also consider other applicants. We will then rank any applicants and choose the most suitable applicant for the internship.Keep in mind that in the hosting country there may be additional requirements.

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The nomination is a compilation of documents based on which the employer makes the final decision whether or not to accept you.The nomination should include the following documents, make sure you have uploaded all of them in the EP:- Student Nomination Form (plus Attachment if not medically fit)- Cover Letter- CV - Transcript of records (including the grading scale)- The IAESTE Language Certificate - not required in Canada- Certificate of Enrolment from the University (if required for the internship offer)- Letter of Recommendation (highly suggested) - Scanned copy of Passport - PhotographFor all Architecture internships, a portfolio is required.If the nomination does not fulfill the above mentioned criteria, the nomination will be send back for corrections.

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Once the nomination is completed and fully uploaded to the EP, it will be shared with the receiving country and the employer. The receiving IAESTE committee or the employer might want to conduct an interview with you. If so, you should keep us in the copy of any emails.Unless you were contacted by the receiving committee or employer directly, you are not allowed to contact them. If you do, you might be excluded from the IAESTE internship programme.Once the nomination has been shared with the receiving committee, you should receive the final decision in max. 5 weeks. If not, you are allowed to cancel your nomination and apply for another internship.Once accepted for a job you will need to pay a participation fee including a deposit which will be returned upon providing a feedback report after the internship. This fee is expected to be paid once your acceptance documents are issued.Follow the instructions of the receiving committee. You should confirm that you wish undertake the internship within 2 weeks. If a visa or work permit is required, you should start the process as soon as possible. All students are required to purchase insurance which covers the duration of their internship. Please submit your arrival details on time so that the receiving country can make all necessary arrangements to welcome you.If your nomination is rejected, you can apply for another internship.

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IAESTE can often support the intern during the internship by helping with the reception and also organizing any social events. In case of any problems you can always reach us for some tips or in case of emergency. After the internship you'll be asked to complete a feedback form to help us to evaluate your internship as we are always trying to improve our performance and reach the highest standards. The report should be submitted within 30 days after the end of the internship. Afterwards, you will be issued with a certificate that confirms your participation in the program.

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Contact us using the contact details above. To offer an internship you will need to prepare the job description, information about major tasks/skills, describe the eligibility criteria for the students, such as degree, skills required and fields of study. You will also need to define the period you would like to host the intern. You should provide details of the intern's supervisor. All IAESTE internships are paid at least minimum wage, so please remember that the payment you provide to the student needs to cover at least the basic expenses (food, accommodation, local travel). Specify whether you would like us to organize accommodation for the student, or if you will arrange it.For university placements we are able to bring a student in for less than minimum wage if the placement is a co-op requirement! Ask us how!

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Register on the IAESTE Exchange Platform, hereafter called the EP (iaeste.net).Create an 'offer' (internship offer) and complete all the mandatory fields. It is important to provide a detailed description of the work the intern will do. Send the offer on the EP to us for approval. You will be notified if offer is approved or contacted to clarify any missing information.

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Students' profiles will be presented to you via the Exchange Platform (EP) - you will see all documents prepared by the student (nomination package). Then, you will select the student that fulfills your requirements the most and you can accept him/her for the internship.If you have any additional questions regarding the students' nomination you can always contact us. You can also send a request for clarification and/or additional documents (eg. documents confirming skills, etc.) via the EP directly. You can also request direct interviews with the candidates before taking a decision.Final decisions should kindly be made in 2-3 weeks after nominations have been sent to you.

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After a student is accepted, he/she is contacted by the receiving committee to begin arrival preparations. You, as the employer, will be asked to support with some special documentation to be presented for visa/work permit application. You will also need to register the offer with IRCC (we provide you with instructions). It is important to set a date to receive the intern and prepare in advance the first day at work. It is expected that the employer introduce the intern to the work and to the team the intern will work with. You may help arrange for housing for the intern or provide airport pickup if you wish.

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It is expected that you are in regular contact with the student, ideally to assign a supervisor to guide him/her during the process. You are responsible for providing the intern with basic materials for work: desk, computer etc. and if this is not possible, to mention it in advance so the student can be prepared. It is highly appreciated to have regular communication between our office and yourselves. After the internship ends, we will ask you to complete a report to share your experience with us. Each fall we once again look for Canadian employers to give us offers to bring in a student for the following year. If you liked your experience please let us know if you would be open to receiving another student intern!

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