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The McMaster Work Program gives international students access to jobs in more than 100 university departments and offices. You can apply for the program after your first year.
Work After You Graduate
You may qualify for a Post-Graduation Work Permit, which lets you work in Canada for up to three years immediately after you graduate. There are also a number of programs for graduates who wish to become permanent residents.
Under Canadian rules, international students have more freedom and flexibility to work off-campus than in other countries, including the U.S. The opportunity to earn valuable Canadian work experience as an undergraduate is one reason why international student enrolment is rising here while it falls in places with more restrictive rules.
McMaster graduates are highly employable. Almost 90 per cent of graduates find work within six months, and almost 94 per cent are employed after two years.
McMaster’s Student Success Centre offers a Canadian work experience and skills-development program to help prepare you for the Canadian work force. Connect with a mentor, get advice on writing a resumé that will appeal to Canadian employers, or arrange a visit to a workplace.