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 while 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, 78 positions will be available for the winter 2021/2022 academic year.  Job postings for the Fall term will be available for viewing on myCareer on August 30th, 2021.


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 with 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.


ISWEP postions pay $14/hour, for a maximum of 100 hours per term.  Each ISWEP position lasts for one term only.  

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, please visit the Bissett Student Success Centre  

Successful students must attend training, 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 office via email at


Co-Curricular Competencies [PDF-102KB]

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