Student Internship

Program Overview

Start your career off in the right direction by taking part in an unpaid internship in one of the energetic downtown hubs of Canada’s top four cities. Be a part of Vancouver’s next big start-up company; get your hospitality career off the ground in the Rocky Mountains, intern at one of Calgary’s multinational oil and gas corporations, develop your creativity in Montreal‘s cultural centre or advance your professional network in Toronto’s financial core.

Stepwest offers international students the chance to do an unpaid internship with some of Canada’s most dynamic and thriving companies through our popular Student Internship Program. It allows you to gain invaluable international experience in your field of study, boost your English level and develop a range of new skills in the most livable country in the world. Our internships for international students and young professionals are customized to your needs and help you develop the necessary skills to kick-start your career!

Do you want to have an international internship experience in Canada? Set yourself apart from your peers by participating in our Student Internship Program in Canada.

To read testimonials from some of our participants, who have successfully completed one of our Work Experience Programs in Canada, visit our Blog or Contact our team for more info!

1 Month - 6 Months

Start Date
Available all year long

Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver


from C$1,290

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Customized internship placement in over 30 industry sectors for international students

  • Canadian-style resume revision
  • Individual Interview preparation coaching
  • Guaranteed professional internship placement
  • Canada essentials guide
  • Welcome orientation (in Vancouver)
  • Assistance w/ social insurance, bank account etc.
  • Internet access & mail holding service
  • Ongoing support for the duration of the program
  • Access to our social events, activities, tours
  • Letter of reference
Not Included:

Airfare, Medical Insurance, Visa Application Fee, Local Transportation, Food, and Accommodation

Program Details


  • Be eligible to obtain a Work Permit under the International Experience Canada Initiative. For more details please visit our Visa Information page
  • If English is not your first language, you must have an intermediate English Language Level
  • Related education and/or work experience in your desired field


  • Guaranteed internship
  • Open year-round
  • Maximum length 6 Months
  • Available in Canada’s top 4 cities
  • Over 30 industries available

Program Process



Complete the free online application form which includes a copy of your resume.


Skype Admittance Consultation

You will partake in a free Skype consultation. You will receive the report with the result of the consultation. This email will serve as a confirmation letter of your program acceptance.


Program Registration

Once the program deposit is paid your registration is official.


Placement Process

After registration, Stepwest will begin the placement process. A Stepwest placement coordinator will revise your resume, conduct interview preparation, arrange job interview(s), and confirm your job placement.
*Applicable to Young Professional visa applications only. With the Working Holiday visa, the placement process will take place after applying for the visa.


Visa Application

You can apply for the relevant permits and visa. Stepwest can assist you with this if needed.


Final Payment

Once permits/visa are granted, the remaining program fee is paid.


Arrival Orientation

You arrive in Canada and attend orientation at Stepwest.

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Optional Services

English Study

This option is available to candidates participating in our Education, Internship and Working Holiday programs in Canada. You may add up to 6 months of in-class English Study to reach the minimum level required or simply perfect your English level...

Medical Insurance

$2/day: Because your health and safety is important, we teamed up with an award winning insurance provider; Student Guard to offer you a tailored medical coverage which protects you up to $2,000,000...

Homestay Accommodation

$550 to $800: The most cost-effective way to live in Vancouver. Rent a private room with kitchen access for $550/month. Add 3 meals/day service for $780/month...