Some Canadian work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities are designed to support the unique needs of international students. These opportunities often seek to address cross-cultural barries and address gaps in equity between domestic and international students.
International student WIL program profiles
Students participating in the Work Learn International Undergraduate Research Award (WL IURA) program are supported in high-impact research experiences through the provision of funding.
Students completing the Job Search Success course improve their career skills and prepare for their work search in Canada.
- Ingram, S., Friesen, M., & Ens, A. (2013). Professional integration of international engineering graduates in Canada: Exploring the role of a co-operative education program. International Journal of Engineering Education, 29(1), 193-204.
- Paku, L., & Coll, R. K. (2007). Perceptions of the Co-op Experience for International Full Fee-paying Students. Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships, 41(1), 105-116.
- Barton, G., Hartwig, K., & Le, A. H. (2019). International students' perceptions of workplace experiences in Australian study programs: A large-scale survey. Journal of Studies in International Education, 23(2), 248-264.
Tran, L. T., & Soejatminah, S. (2017). Integration of work experience and learning for international students: From harmony to inequality. Journal of Studies in International Education, 21(3), 261-277.
You can view more relevant literature on international student WIL by visiting the WIL research portal.