Most overseas work will require at least a bachelor degree, but there are still many opportunities available for those who have not yet completed studies. Anyone looking at working abroad will need to apply for a work permit from the country that they are going to.
There are a number of excellent books in our resource library on finding work abroad such as Jean Marc Hachey’s book “The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas.” World WISE also keeps an International Job Board where staff post a variety of current job opportunities. Stop by to see the latest opportunities for teaching and work abroad.
International Youth Programs
See the world and earn money at the same time! The Government of Canada has negotiated reciprocal temporary work permits with close to 40 countries for Canadians between the ages of 18 and 35.
There are many programs and organizations to consider when looking at teaching English overseas. Most reputable companies require either a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate or a Bachelor’s Degree.
Download our brochure “Guide to Teaching English Overseas"
The Province of Manitoba has some excellent information on certification programs and tips for teaching abroad at: http://www2.immigratemanitoba.com/browse/eal_teachers/eal-teacher-overseas.html
Some other excellent web resources for teaching English are:
Student Work Abroad Program (SWAP)
SWAP is an excellent program for students wanting assistance in pursuing work abroad. You can check out their website or stop by the Travel Cuts office at the Fort Garry Campus to get more detailed information.
Websites for Overseas Work
This is not a comprehensive list of websites; there are countless other places that overseas opportunities can be posted. Look for local companies that have branches overseas or directly at overseas companies’ employment listings. It is also useful to look at foreign newspapers for current employment opportunities.