Internships in Canada

Canada is one of the most popular destinations in the world to intern you can expect friendly people, spectacular scenery and lots of different placements available. Find companies who offer structured learning experiences and hands of intern programs in places like Vancouver and Toronto. There are paid internships available during summer and all year round. 


Intern & Work Experience Placements in Canada

Guide to Interning in Canada

International Internship Programs in Canada

Are you looking to gain work experience? View internship programs in Canada and apply today. Canada is an increasingly popular internship abroad destination due to being a modern country, a strong economy and a member of the Group of Eight (G8) and the amount of work experience opportunities available. We have internships in Canada for UK, American and international students, you can apply through our website and gain experience in cities like Toronto, Montreal, Quebec and Vancouver. Some placements will require you to pay a fee, or participate voluntarily but there are also paid internships in Canada perfect if you want to gain work experience during a gap year.

There are flexible positions for summer perfect during the uni break, or if you have more time to spare there are one year plus options. If you are researching ideas to gain experience on a gap year, we have fantastic intern placements which will appeal to you. All our featured internships in Canada are open to people on gap years and there is a lot of choice, from gaining experience in a city or spending time at a winter resort. Lots of foreigners and internationals apply every year and you can do this via our website today. There is also a lot to do in your spare time in this country no matter where you are based - another one of the benefits of choosing to interning in Canada.


Top Reasons to Intern in Canada

  • Canada is one of the wealthiest countries in the world with the tenth largest global economy
  • You will gain valuable international work experience
  • There are a range of professional internships and work experience placements which are a great way to gain experience for your CV
  • Make yourself stand out to future employers
  • Perfect for students and graduates seeking work experience
  • Build your skills
  • Meet new professional contacts
  • Numerous global companies are based in Canada and there are numerous opportunities for you to learn and benefit your future career



There are various different internships available to join in a wide range of fields and industries.

Technical & Engineering Internships in Canada:

  • IT 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Industrial Process Engineering 
  • Electrical Game Design & Animation

Business Administration/Management Internships in Canada:

  • Clerical/General Administration 
  • Finance/Accountin
  • Export/Import

Marketing/Sales Internships in Canada: 

  • Marketing - research
  • Sales
  • Advertising

Social Services Internships in Canada:

  • Social Work
  • Childcare
  • Public Legal Aid/Advocacy

Education Internships in Canada:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Research Assistant

Arts, Design, Entertainment Internships in Canada:

  • Printing
  • Design
  • Event Management
  • Media & Journalism

Architecture & Engineering Internships in Canada:

  • Architecture and Drafting
  • Construction Management
  • Structural Engineering

Animal & Wildlife Internships in Canada:

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Animal Training
  • Fisheries Research

Tourism and Leisure Internships in Canada

  • Hotel & Hospitality
  • Restaurant Management
  • Sustainable Development


Popular Places to Apply

You can apply to join intern programs in 10 provinces and 3 territories:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon 

Top rated destinations include: 

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Hamilton
  • Kitchener
  • Montreal
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto
  • Quebec City
  • Vancouver
  • Winnipeg

One of the most popular cities in Canada and the world to apply to intern and the city we get contacted the most about. Toronto has a range of internships available including business placements at large companies. Please note the cost of living here can be higher than in other cities in the country but don't let this put you off.

Montreal, Quebec
Montreal is a thriving place to live and intern. If you are planning to join an internship program in Quebec you will probably need to know at least basic French.

A large city famous for winter sports - this is a great city to be based.



  • Language: English & French on some placements
  • Salary: Unpaid, paid and also some reimbursements
  • Working Week: Ususally 10-40 hours
  • Program Length: Generally 1-12+ months
  • Accommodation: This can be arranged independently or via an employer with an apartment, home-stay or shared accommodation



  • Students
  • Graduates
  • Anyone seeking experience

Internships in Canada are open for UK, American and international students - if you are a Canadian citizen you can also apply for some programmes. Internships in Canada for Indian students can be difficult to get due to visa issues, if you are unsure about eligibility you will need to check visa requirements. To apply you will need to be proficient in both verbal and written English. You will need to make an online application, sometimes a CV / cover letter will be required and a phone/skype interview.


How to Apply

Some companies offer working holiday packages for Canada which include group flights, orientation, visa, job hunting assistance, processing of social insurance number, mail holding service, housing, selected meals, in-country support and assistance from your co-ordinator throughout your time in Canada, a buddy list of other participants before you go, 24 hour support number and contact for emergencies. 


Help / Advice

If you need any help arranging an internship in Canada please get in touch.



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