Hiring international students

UVic prides itself on welcoming students from all over the world. Over 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries study here, and many are keen to gain Canadian work experience. We encourage employers to consider hiring an international student.

Why hire an international student?

  • Bring a fresh perspective into your workplace
  • Benefit from students’ fluency in multiple languages
  • Link to global markets
  • Engage students’ cultural knowledge and apply it to your business practices
  • Recruit bright new international graduates for today and tomorrow

Work documents required

Our staff help international co-op students secure the work documents they need before their first work term. If you are hiring an international student outside the co-op program, the student will need a valid work permit and a Social Insurance Number to work off-campus

For long-term employment

Several government programs allow you to hire international students for long-term employment after they graduate.