INTERNSHIPS TORONTO

An internship in Toronto ticks all the boxes. As Canada’s largest and most diverse city, it’s the corporate capital and a hub for so many other key industries. Not forgetting a thriving foodie, arts and cultural scene.

Start Dates

Year-round

Duration

1 - 6 months

Cost

From C$1,290

Program Overview

Toronto boasts many accolades. Aside from being Canada’s largest city, Toronto is the business and financial brain and a hub for design, tech, and aerospace industries (to name but a few). Gain valuable experience in leading North American companies and build your global professional network in one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

Outside of work, there’s always something to do. If you’re into music, art, food and nightlife, Toronto is the place for you. Not to forget the beaches, parks and marinas dotted around the city. If you’re looking for the ultimate urban jungle experience, Toronto is the place for you.

What’s Included

Pre-Departure

  • Resume revision and cover letter preparation
  • Coaching for interviews with Canadian employers
  • GUARANTEED internship in Toronto
  • Step-by-step International Co-op visa application support
  • Personal trip coordinator
  • Pre-departure orientation

In Canada

  • Guidance on receiving your internship work permit upon arrival
  • Welcome orientation
  • Assistance in setting you up for life in Toronto and more
  • Work in one of North America’s leading cities!
  • Ongoing support for the duration of your stay

The Fun Stuff!

  • Spend time off exploring Canada! Niagara Falls is only two hours away…
  • Summers in Toronto are spent on the beaches, parks, lakes and marinas around the city. It’s a vibe.
  • Experience Toronto’s thriving music, arts and culture scene
  • Meet people from all over the world!

What's Not Included

Airfare, medical insurance, visa application fee, local transportation, food and accommodation.

What Will I Do?

We already mentioned that Toronto is Canada’s leading business and financial hub, but did you know that this city is also home to North America’s fastest growing tech industry? Toronto has booming film, music, tech, design, fashion and even aerospace sectors, as well as a growing number of green innovators. No matter what your preferences are for your work experience abroad, we’ll be sure to find your dream internship in Toronto.

Possible internship industries include:

  • Finance
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Design
  • Banking
  • Tourism
  • Insurance
  • Digital Entertainment
  • Fashion
  • Green innovation
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Sustainable development
  • Cleantech
  • Hospitality
  • Plus tons more!

Let’s Get Started!

You can start an internship in Toronto year-round, however, we recommend you start planning at least three months in advance since you need to apply for your International Co-op visa in order to travel!

First, check if you’re eligible to apply. Next, book a free consultation with our team to chat about your Toronto internship goals and expectations, and we’ll take it from there!

FAQs

What Are the Most Common Industries to Find an Internship in Toronto?

Toronto is the biggest city of Canada and the internship opportunities are limitless. You could work in:

  • Finance and commercial banking
  • Natural resource sectors
  • IT services & tech related companies (Toronto is now the third-largest tech hub in North America)
  • Manufacturing and international trade
  • Among others…

Wondering if you can secure an internship in your field of studies in Toronto? Contact us today to arrange a call with our placement experts team! This internship will give you a thorough insight into local business practices and real-world skills and experience that you can apply anywhere in the world!

Are Toronto Internships Available All Year Round?

Yes, you can do an internship in Toronto all year round. Of course you might want to check first if you would like to have a very Canadian winter or an amazing hot summer, enjoying a vibrant city like this! The most important thing is to start planning early. Please remember that you must receive an internship visa or internship work permit before traveling to Canada, so you must be ready to get started at least 3-4 months before your desired start date!

 

When Should I Apply for 2023 Internships in Toronto?

For 2023 spring Toronto internships, start planning this November, while for 2023 summer Toronto internships, start planning by January 2022. Learn more about our Summer Internship Programs.

That being said, we’re now taking applications for 2023 internships in Toronto, so why not start planning now?

Can I See a List of Host Companies or Choose the Company I Want to Do My Internship With in Toronto?

We work with several host companies in Toronto in different industries, but remember you must be hired first! Companies in Canada must do a process with the Government of Canada through the Employer Portal to host you, and pay a fee so that you can apply for your internship permit, so you must pass the interview! This is why you can not select the company where you want to work, the company will select you! Exactly like the real world, right?

If you have any specific interest in any company in Toronto, let us know during your consultation with us. Even if we can not guarantee that you will be doing your internship there, this will help us a lot to understand the type of company you would like to work for.

Do I Need a Car to Commute to My Internship in Toronto?

Public transport is the best way to get around the city. The Toronto Transit Commission has a subway / metro, streetcars and buses that connect the city. So no worries, you will not need to have a car while in Toronto to attend your internship!

Can I Easily Find Accommodation in Toronto for My Internship Period?

Yes, you can choose between getting started with an Airbnb or a shared apartment, that you can find once you are here in Toronto. Our team will be supporting you on every single step to make sure that when you land in the city, you will have a place to stay.

As our internships last between two and six months, we highly recommend our participants have accommodation for the entire internship duration arranged upon arrival, so you can be sure to make the most of your professional work experience in Toronto.

How Many Hours Am I Expected to Intern During My Internship in Toronto?

Internship experiences in Toronto are usually between 30-40 hours per week. Every host company will be different, so if you have any specific requirements regarding hours, please let us know during your consultation and we will do our best to match your requirements.

Will I Obtain Academic Credits Towards My University Program Back Home?

YES! The vast majority of our participants use their internships in Canada towards credits for their studies back in their home country. If you let us know from the very beginning what your University, College or Master requirements are for you to get your internship validated by your educational institution, we will make sure that your host company understands all the requirements as well.

What Can I Do During My Free Time in Toronto?

Toronto is one of the biggest cities in North America (bigger than every US city besides New York and LA) with no shortage of things to do! You can get well acquainted with the city on the Distillery district walking tour, watch sunset from the famous CN Tower, take a day trip to check out the famous Niagara falls, eat your way around the world in Toronto’s different neighborhoods (think: Little Italy, Chinatown, Little India… the list goes on). You’ll also be close to US cities like Boston or New York. There are no more restrictions for international travel so you will be able to visit the USA and return to Canada to continue your internship experience!

Can My Internship Turn Into a Full Time Job if I Want to Stay in Toronto After?

We have seen this happening among our participants in the long term, but remember that our internship program is not aimed for you to stay working in Canada. The short answer is no, you cannot just remain in Canada as you will need a new work permit if that’s your plan.

You will be traveling with an internship work permit or visa, which is an employer specific work permit. Normally our participants return to their home country to graduate from their studies. You can later on travel with a working holiday visa to Canada if you are planning to work here!