Paid Interns in Canada with International Exchange of North America

Video and Photos

The sunset came pretty late (around 10 o clock every night!), though it was worth the wait.
Nothing was better than finding these little guys in your land.
Just another day planting trees!

About

Work in Canada offers the opportunity to combine work and travel in a different North American setting. You can spend up to 12 months living and working in Canada. Gain the international experience of working abroad without actually having to go overseas! The program is open to US citizens aged 18-35. Orientations and full support services are provided at our Toronto and Vancouver resource centers.

Highlights
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Supplement your income while traveling
  • Diversify your skills
  • Boost your future career prospects
  • Internationalize your resume

Questions & Answers

Yes, there are many opportunities to work in Ski Resorts. Many of the bigger resorts hold recruitment fairs during the months of September and October.

Reviews

88%
based on 6 reviews
  • Growth 8.5
  • Support 8.5
  • Fun 8
  • Housing 7
  • Safety 9
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Brian
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great white north

I believe one of the most unique experience was finding love. I found love in a country with such a warm embrace, and never in a million years would think to meet someone in such a cold country like Canada. The United States and Canada have shared common interest for centuries. We attract the best and inspire the greatest. Canada, much like the United States has incredible landscapes. Every day in Canada is an adventure. Every corner your turn is just stunning. Nature brings communities together and that makes for a great picture. The diversity and cultures here in Canada shine a light on how we as humans can come from all over the world to find a middle ground and share what we love about our home lands. I’m excited to have gone on this trip thru Canada to learn and to grow and to hopefully bring people together and find love and happiness like I have.

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Anna
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Interning in Montreal

From January to April 2018 of my second semester of my junior year I studied abroad in Montreal and interned at EyeSteelFilm. Working at a documentary production company made me appreciate that style of film more, and have a better understanding. I got to work with many unique people in the film industry there. I even got to pitch my own idea of a film I would like Eyesteel to produce for me. I learned how to transcribe audio, make subtitles for English, French and Hungarian. And I also learned how to use different softwares such as DVD Studio Pro and Neofinder. Towards the end I didn't have the best time because they were running out of things for me to do, and my mentor was very busy. Looking back, I really enjoyed the experience overall; it was good to see what it's like working in the film industry. This experience helped me to realize for my future job I don't want to sit in front a computer all day, but I do want to be creative and be involved. I also developed a close friendship with one of my co-workers by pushing myself to talk to people within the first few weeks. And having already left Montreal I still keep in contact with him.

What would you improve about this program?
I think the internship was great and living in Montreal good as well as the housing. But the Champlain Program and classes were awful. A lot of discrimination and unfair grading policies with no rubrics, and a lot things were in the air but never actually happened. So I think the program needs a lot of work when comparing to 3rd party programs.
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Jennifer
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

IEC Canada!! Amazing!!

The agents made the application process easy and stress free!! I actually got an email from one of them yesterday just wanting to check in and make sure I was doing okay. And living in Canada... It's freaking amazing!! I cannot think of a better place to learn about the natural beauty and history of Canada than Banff. I got to go on hikes, go white water rafting, ride around on wildlife safaries, eat poutine, and spend my time with Canadians and travelers who want to make the most of their time in the world's first National Park. The adventures, the history, the culture; I could not be happier with the choices I made or the program that made it all happen.

What would you improve about this program?
The application process was a bit tedious but the staff really helps you get through it.
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Michael
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Joining the Gaming Industry

Hiya,
IENA helped put me on the path of the gaming industry not long after I had finished up my schooling in the states and Canada. It's a wonderful program full of helpful people who want young adults like myself succeed in the workplace and life!

I stayed in Vancouver for the duration of my work visa, and soon after arriving obtained a contract with a gaming company. Not only have I met and held on to such wonderful friends around the city, but I also have made many new friends who I can tell will be great people to know in the industry and a great support network for years to come.

What would you improve about this program?
While I didn't need to stay at a hostel, having some support for housing outside of that would be great. Additionally, assistance for Permanent Residency and/or additional work permits would be greatly appreciated!
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Liz
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

IENA Made my Dream Internship Possible

I had already arranged a research internship but had a substantial amount of difficulty obtaining a work permit. Applying through IENA turned out to be a lifesaver and made obtaining a work permit and completing my internship possible when all other avenues failed. The representative I spoke to from IENA was invaluable in helping expedite the process.

What would you improve about this program?
I thought that the price was a little high, considering I only needed an organization through which I could go to obtain a work permit. The insurance was helpful, though.
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Macen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Humbling Experience

From being a paraprofessional working with autism to planting trees in unknown lands with a bunch of strangers, my world was flipped upside down. Slept in a tent, black flies destroyed me, and I loved it.

What would you improve about this program?
IENA did an amazing job assisting me the whole way to get my work visa in Canada. It was much more helpful than International Experience Canada (IEC), and the staff put up with every and all of my questions. No problems whatsoever.