International Student Bootcamp

To help international students successfully transition to the Canadian workforce, the Asper Career Development Centre has developed the co-curricular International Student Bootcamp.

What is the International Student Bootcamp?

The International Student Bootcamp is a synchronous, interactive 6-week program for Asper International Students to learn valuable information on Canadian culture and the workplace including:

  • Cultural differences (Canadian norms & values, business etiquette, hiring process)

  • Adaptation strategies

  • Foundational skill development

  • (Peer) community engagement

  • Connection to resources

Fall 2022 Workshop Schedule

All workshops after Week 1 will be held from 10am to 12pm in Drake Room 128. 

Week 1: October 28 (11am to 1pm at the VW Social Club)

Introduction: Understanding the Canadian (Workplace) Culture and the Winnipeg Community

Week 2: November 4

Job Search Strategies and Adaptation, Employment Documents, and Professionalism in the Workplace

Week 3: November 18

Networking. Learn how to work a room and how to communicate your skillset to an employer. Utilize your proven transition skills.

Week 4: November 25

Confidently get through a job interview. Identify common questions and appropriate answers.

Week 5: December 2

Ask away! A panel of professionals from various industries is present to answer all your questions. Practice your networking skills.

Week 6: December 9

Fieldtrip! Visit Winnipeg’s highlights and get familiar with the downtown corporate district.


Co-Curricular Record

The co-curricular record (CCR) is an official document that summarizes each student's participation in university-approved activities that aren't for academic credit. CCR is a clear statement of a student's involvement in activities that support holistic development. Students must attend all workshops offered through the International Student Bootcamp to receive co-curricular recognition.

Register TODAY to increase your employability so you can thrive in Canada!
Complete the following form to register for the BDO International Student Bootcamp.
The deadline to register is October 26, 2022.
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Workshop for international students

  • Asper CDC Students
  • The CDC offers a workshop specifically designed for International Students that encompasses the following:

    • Orientation, community resources
    • Job future action plan, career planning and credentials
    • Self-esteem and positive attitude
    • Essential skill assessment, identifying transferable skills
    • Canadian business culture
    • Resume and cover letter writing
    • Job Search and interview skills
    • Work permits
    • Salary negotiation
    • Maintaining your job

Want to work in Canada after graduation?

The time to start preparing for your job search is NOW! Don’t put it off until the year you graduate to start thinking about and planning for your future. Meet with a CDC Consultant to help you plan your career strategy.

Contact the Career Development Centre to set up an appointment. 

Work permits

Working while studying

For information on how to obtain work permits while studying in Canada, contact the International Centre for more information.

Post-graduation work permit

Planning on securing employment post-graduation? Apply for an off-campus work permit prior to your graduation to act as a bridge until you receive your post graduate work permit. 

Connect with an International Student Advisor at University of Manitoba to book an appointment today.

Additional UM services

International Centre for students

The International Centre provides support for all University of Manitoba students, including Asper students. Information such as on-campus and off-campus work permits, campus volunteer opportunities, language buddies and information on banking, transportation and health insurance can be found on their page.

English Language Centre

The English Language Centre (ELC) is a valuable resource for international students. The ELC offers courses to help ensure that your academic experience at the University is successful, and offers both English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses as well as conversational English instruction. 

Academic Learning Centre

The Academic Learning Centre offers the following services to students:

  • Online Writing Tutor which assists students in writing academic papers with organizational, style and grammar questions

  • Assignment Manager which helps students manage their time

  • Online Help

  • Calendar

  • Workshops

  • Study Skills

  • Time Management

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