On Valentine’s Day I had dedicated Dr. Renuka Sengupta (My mom) Scholarship money of $500- $1500 to all the Women who are hoping to start their Global Journey of higher Education! Thanks to my partnership with Study Group we can now offer as much as $4000 scholarship money!

Scholarship for Students !!

Scholarship for women:

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Scholarship for all FDU Graduate:

As a not for profit, every accepted Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) student will be awarded a scholarship. Scholarships value is from $13,680 – $68,280* for four year bachelor program.

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Charles Sturt University Scholarship:

Study at Charles Sturt University (CSU), CSU has a high employment rate (84.3% compared with the average of 76.9% across all 40 Australian universities*). Apply through Link2Study and be eligible for $5,000 AUD Scholarship (with Partnership with Study Group)

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WORK WHILE YOU STUDY

You can work in Canada and other countries while you study as an international student.

Getting International work experience is an excellent way to build your career skills, develop language skills, make new friends, and earn some extra income. In most of the countries including Canada you can work:

● work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and
● work full-time during scheduled breaks, such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break.

❏ Work on campus
❏ Work off campus
❏ Coop and Academic internships

Please note: working while you study is not a sufficient way to finance your education and you must not rely on potential employment to meet your tuition and basic living expenses. You should ensure that you have adequate and secure funding for all four years before beginning your studies.

Work on campus / Work off campus

Working on campus can be very convenient, especially if you live in a student residence or live near campus and have extra time between classes.

● Universities or Colleges offices—many hire interns, assistants, receptionists, and more
● Stores and restaurants in the Universities or Colleges
● Universities or Colleges bookstores & libraries
● Coffee shops

If you don’t get a job on campus, you always look for other relevant opportunities off campus. Also following are the minimum wages of Canada by province and other counties and calculator for you to have an understanding how much you can earn while sting abroad.

Minimum wages in each province in Canada (CAD)

Alberta 01-Oct-2017 $13.60
Alberta 01-Oct-2018 $15.00
British Columbia 15-Sep-2017 $11.35
Manitoba 01-Oct-2015 $11.00
New Brunswick 01-Apr-2017 $11.00
Newfoundland and Labrador 01-Oct-2017 $11.00
Northwest Territories 01-Jun-2015 $12.50
Nova Scotia 01-Apr-2016 $10.70
Nunavut 01-Apr-2016 $13.00
Ontario 01-Oct-2016 $11.40
Prince Edward Island 01-Oct-2016 $11.00
Quebec 01-May-2017 $11.25
Quebec 01-May-2018 $11.75
Saskatchewan 01-Oct-2016 $10.72
Yukon 01-Apr-2016 $11.07

Minimum wages in other countries:

  • Australia: $17.70 per hour (AUD)
  • Ireland : €9.25 an hour (EUR)
  • Netherlands: € 71.61 (EUR) per day (23 and older)
  • New Zealand: $ 15.75 per hour (NZD ) on 1 April 2017.
  • United Kingdom: £7.50 per hour (GBP) (25 and over)
  • United States: $7.25 per hour (USD ) Federal Minimum Wage

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Coop and Academic internships

In order to improve your professional skills and apply the practical skills and concepts derived from years of hard work in college, you have to immerse yourself in the real workplace. Doing so can sometimes be far more challenging than your experience in the classroom, especially if you decide to take on the challenge abroad. However, completing an internship abroad can be the crucial, pivotal factor needed to strengthen your resume beyond your competitors. Gaining work experience through internships abroad will take your career to the next level, and help you gain the essential skills needed to be successful in the ever-growing global market.

5 Ways International Students Can Explore Job Opportunities

International students face a variety of challenges when looking for work in Canada—during and after their studies. However, many of these obstacles can be solved with the correct knowledge and preparation before looking for work. Here are five tips for solving challenges that international students often encounter when looking for jobs in Canada.

BE AN EXPERT IN CANADIAN IMMIGRATION LAWS

The complexity of Canada’s immigration laws is often a barrier to international students finding employment. Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) applications can take months to process, and the permit may not be granted until after the student’s study permit has expired. Knowing the processing times and eligibility criteria well before graduating is an essential step.

Paperwork for the PGWP application can be difficult to fill out and students eligible for the permit may have their application denied if submitted incorrectly. Also, if you want to become a Permanent Resident of Canada after your PGWP expires, you may have limited time to arrange it. If you are unsure about the application process, please contact us for a preliminary consultation.

KNOW WHAT WORK OPPORTUNITIES YOUR PROGRAM OFFERS

Not all colleges and universities in Canada will offer an internship or work placement in your program, meaning it is the students’ responsibility to find relevant work experience. When choosing an institution, be sure to research whether it offers assistance in finding a job. Work placements are a great opportunity to have an advantage over competitors in the work force.

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR EMPLOYMENT

In most situations, job applicants submit a resume and cover letter and may meet with the employer for an interview. It is recommended to send a letter thanking the employer for the opportunity following the interview.

Learning to market yourself well on your resume and during interviews is an important skill. Unlike other countries, Canadian employers expect to see the qualities, capabilities and career highlights that you feel place yourself above your competitors. Visit your institution’s career centre for advice and examples of a professional resume.

BE A SMART JOB SEEKER

In today’s work force, networking is a significant source of discovering employment opportunities. University professors and internship supervisors can be great resources in finding work. It is also a good idea to create a LinkedIn account to network with other professionals online.

Online job banks usually list current opportunities and work recruitment agencies can also be successful in matching job seekers to available employment. Program internships may also transitions into permanent employment.

BE AWARE OF LABOUR MARKETS

The Canadian labour market is constantly shifting and employment opportunities often depend on market needs. Researching market trends and mapping labour shortages is a great way to gauge your career prospects.

Whether you are a current student looking for work or a recent graduate seeking a career, me and my partners can provide education and immigration advice which may influence your employment in Canada. We look forward to your questions and comments and invite you to contact us today!