International Student Work Experience Program

An on campus job and so much more! 

The International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP) is an on campus part-time employment program for undergraduate and graduate international students.

Why this is more than just another part-time job?

• Earn money working in a supportive environment on campus
• Develop in-demand career skills
• Learn job search strategies to help reach your career goals
• Build networking skills and explore opportunities for mentorship
• Build your Co-Curricular Record 

Through this program 70 designated positions will be available for the winter 2019/2020 term and 70 for the fall 2020/2021 term.


All full-time students with a valid study permit that allows for up to 20 hours of on campus/off campus work are eligible. Please visit the International Centre and speak to an advisor if you are unsure of whether your study permit allows you to work.

Students must have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) or be eligible for one.

International undergraduate and graduate students registered at the Truro, Studley, Sexton and Carlton campus are all eligible to participate in the program.


The rate of pay for ISWEP jobs is $14/hour for a 100 hours per semester for each student.

International students interested in applying for ISWEP job postings are strongly encouraged to get a resume, cover letter and interview preparation appointment with a Peer Advisor.

For peer advising appointments at the Halifax campuses, visit the Bissett Student Success Centre 

Peer advising hours (Truro campus): Mon & Wed 6pm to 7pm in the Writing Centre or by appointment. Email to book appointment

Successful students must complete a learning plan and submit a final reflection upon completion of the placement. Templates will be provided.

For questions or concerns, please reach out to the ISWEP program coordinator, Timi Idris, via email at


ISWEP Presentation- Halifax Campuses [PDF-436KB]

ISWEP Presentation- Agricultural Campus [PDF-438KB]

ISWEP Eligibility & Declaration Form [PDF-633KB]

Co-curricular Competencies [PDF-102KB]

ISWEP Learning Plan [PDF-248KB]

An International Student's Guide (Courtesy of MSVU) [PDF-7MB]