Launch Your Career in Canada

About the event

Launch Your Career in Canada is UBC’s annual career development intensive for international undergraduate and graduate students. Each event is an opportunity to see possibilities with your UBC degree, test your assumptions about the job market with industry professionals, and learn from UBC alumni who have been where you are now. This is your opportunity to practice job search skills in a low-stakes environment with people who are interested in your success and growth.

Event schedule

Post-Graduation Work Permit and Staying in Canada after Graduation

  • Date: Mon, Mar 11
  • Time:  12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Session format: Virtual

Get up-to-date information about the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), including the eligibility criteria, application process, work eligibility during the transition to a PGWP, and important considerations when staying in Canada after graduation. There will be a presentation followed by a Q&A period with Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) from International Student Advising.

Path to Professional Success: Your First Canadian Work Experience 

  • Date: Tues, Mar 12
  • Time:  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Session format: Virtual

Gain valuable insights into the Canadian labour market and discover effective job strategies that can pave the way to securing your first Canadian job. Additionally, explore on-campus experiences at UBC designed to enhance your professional skills before you enter the job market.

The Art of Building Connections 

  • Date: Wed, March 13
  • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Session format: Virtual

Explore essential networking strategies to create an effective online presence and build a robust professional network in Canada. Learn how to engage effectively with hiring managers and UBC alumni online and in preparation for our in-person event on Mar 14.

Ask Hiring Managers and Alumni How to Get Recruited

  • Date: Thurs, Mar 14
  • Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Session format: In-person

An in-person event featuring insightful discussions and networking opportunities with hiring managers and UBC alumni. At this event, you'll have the chance to hear from hiring managers about what they look for in candidates and connect with alumni who have successfully established their careers in Canada.

How to register

Event registration opens on Mon, Feb 12, 2024 on CareersOnline. Please register for each event you are interested in separately.

Recordings of past sessions

View YouTube recordings of March 2023 sessions or watch all of them in the video playlist:

If you have questions

Contact the UBC Career Centre for any questions regarding the Launch Your Career in Canada event or career-related information.