10 Reasons to Pick Canada for Your Internship Abroad

Why do an internship abroad? The easy thing to do would be to stay home, but where’s the fun in that? Finding a professional internship abroad opens up a world of opportunities, literally. Not only will you gain valuable work experience, but you’ll also open up your horizons, experience new cultures, and build a global network of like-minded people and your resume is sure to stand out from the competition.

When you hear Canada, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Maple syrup, beavers, northern lights, politeness, ice hokey, poutine, snow and… internships? Discover ten reasons you should do an internship abroad in Canada…

Vancouver is a global hub for a multitude of industries. It's also one of the most liveable cities in the world. Basically, it's the whole package!

#1 The Economy, Baby

Doing an internship abroad in Canada gives you a peek into one of the world’s largest economies. Experience North American business culture at its best with a gig in finance in Toronto or head to Vancouver for internship opportunities in engineering, green business and technology, to name but a few.

Fun fact: there are over 250 ethnicities in Toronto. Ergo, an internship in Toronto will land you in one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

#2 The Multiculturalism

Canadians come from a wide range of nations, religions, races and heritage to create a melting pot of cultures unlike any other. Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world – and while that means you’ll get to enjoy a different cuisine every night of the week, it also means that you’ll get to meet unique individuals every day of your internship abroad.

Looking for engineering internships abroad? We work with host employers in all major cities in Canada and will guarantee you an internship that aligns with your goals.

#3 All the Industries

Not sure what you want to be when you grow up? No worries! Canada offers opportunities in practically every industry. Got a knack for making anything sound interesting? A marketing internship is just the ticket. Fashion internship placements are perfect for those of us who’ve watched the Devil Wears Prada one too many times. And an internship abroad in engineering is ideal for all the problem solvers out there.

An internship in Canada will enable you to master your language skills in English and French.

#4 English Practice

Feeling a bit rusty? Canada’s the perfect place to brush up on your language skills – especially when it comes to speaking in business English. If we circle back to point number 2, the multiculturalism up here in the Great White North means the locals are plenty understanding.

Perfect your French during your internship in Montreal. The icing on the cake? It's one of the prettiest cities too.

#5 French Practice

Did you know Canada has two official languages? While French communities exist all over, you’ll find the province of Québec to be the best place to discover Canada’s very own flavour of French. Bonus: an internship abroad in Montréal or Québec City is sure to impress all your friends back home.

Who hear watched Island of the Sea Wolves? From sea wolf protection to marine conservation, Canada has enviornmental internship opportunities in a multitude of fields.

#6 Environmental Internship Opportunities

Doing an internship abroad can be a mutually beneficial experience. Impact Internships give you the opportunity to work with NGOs and non-profits that want to give back. You’ll gain hand on experience working on real-world issues – from championing the green economy to sustainable development to wildlife protection – and learn the skills to shape the world into a better place.

Curious about environmental internships in Canada? Click here to read more.

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#7 Guaranteed Internships (!)

Getting an internship can be stressful enough as it is, but jetting off to another country can add a whole new level of anxiety – but what if we made those worries disappear? Resume revisions, interview preparations and guaranteed internship placement are just a few of the perks of embarking on your internship journey to Canada with Stepwest. Did we mention the university credits?

Teamwork makes the dream work, and we'll be there every step of the way to ensure you get the most out of your internship in Canada.

#8 Complete Support

There’s nothing quite like having some ears on the ground. We’ll provide step-by-step guidance for your internship visa application. From making sure your host company completes its part in securing your international co-op work permit to helping you with the fun stuff: preparing your trip to Canada! We’ll also be there throughout your time living and working in Canada.

This could be you!

#9 Have the Adventure of a Lifetime

Of course, the learning bit of the internship is important, but the adventure is just as exciting! Go on a road trip, hit the slopes, go on a bunch of hikes, try canoe camping, explore cities and forests alike and, most importantly, eat poutine at every opportunity.

Fancy a summer in Vancouver? Get in touch to start planning your summer internship.

#10 So Many Opportunities

There are no travel restrictions for internships in Canada in 2023 – and there’s a huge number of internships just waiting for you to claim ‘em. You do need to apply at least five months before you plan to come on over, so, start planning now!

Our 2023 Summer Internships Program is now open, so what are you waiting for?


Get in touch and one of our experts will answer all your questions and solidify why Canada’s the perfect destination for your internship abroad!