International Student Resources


 International Centre For Students

Services for International Students

The Career Development Centre is committed to assisting International Students with resume development, interviewing skills and job search strategies. 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 Coordinator to help you plan your career strategy.

Contact the Career Development Centre, at 474-6596 to set up an appointment.

Work Permits

Planning on securing employment post-graduation? Apply for an off campus work permit 5 months prior to your graduation date to act as a bridge until you receive your post graduate work permit. Make an appointment with a permit coordinator at the International Centre for Students. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Visit

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Want information on how to obtain work permits while studying in Canada? Visit: 

Additional Services offered by the University

International Centre for students

The International Centre for Students (ICS) provides support for all University of Manitoba students, including Commerce 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 website at

English Language Centre

The English Language Centre is a valuable resource for International Students. The ELC offers courses to help you 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. More information on the English Language Centre can be found at

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

These services and more can be found at