A parent's testimony
Before arrivalFrom the admissions interview to obtaining a visa, and including preparation for job interviews, your child will be taken care of at each of these key stages. What's more, if the proposed internship is not your child's first or second choice, we'll give you a full refund. Our teams will be with your child every step of the way, whether for internships in Canada or remote internships :
Arrival in Canada
From the moment your child steps foot on Canadian soil until the last day of their internship, EIC’s process makes it so that your child will only need to focus on the professional experience and enjoy all that Canada has to offer. EIC staff will handle all the following administrative and logistical matters :
- Airport welcome
- Campus arrival
- Briefing session with EIC team
- Internship (2 to 6 months)
- Cultural and social events
- French and English lessons (optional)
We make sure that this internship will propel your child towards new and exciting opportunities :
- Debriefing with your internship supervisor
- Referral letter from employer
- Debriefing with EIC staff
- Access to EIC’s international network
Safety is always in mind
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Advantages of the EIC programLiving independently in a foreign country while undertaking an internship is a crucial step for personal and professional development.
An internship in a foreign country will provide your child with a unique opportunity to operate as a professional in a multicultural environment. This experience allows your child to familiarize with a different culture, explore new ways of working, and develop critical thinking abilities. These assets solidify the very foundation of a professional career and become an undisputed differentiation factor when compared to peers that did not benefit from such an enriching experience.
This is also an opportunity to develop autonomy while benefiting from all the support included as part of the EIC program. The experience gained in Canada will enable your child to self-actualize and to create lifelong memories. Not to mention the value that such an experience abroad will add to your child’s CV, as it showcases a more comprehensive and international profile.
Professional Work Experience
An internship in Canada will equip your child with an unparalleled asset in an increasingly competitive labour market.
The increased competition has raised the bar, as more employers are looking to hire individuals who possess an international network and can speak multiple languages. In this progressively globalized world, an international internship becomes an indispensable boost for young adults looking to further their careers.
After completing our internship program abroad, your child will have gained meaningful professional experience at an international level and provide endless opportunities!
An International Network
A well-established network has become an indispensable asset. Canada, being a particularly open-minded country, embraces newcomers from all over the world. Our program will enable your child to meet people, interact with them, work, and create ties on several levels:
- Colleagues at your workplace
- Other EIC interns
- International students in your campus residence
Our program’s biggest advantage is that your child will never feel alone, no matter how far away from home! Between friends on campus and work colleagues, they will connect with like-minded and educated individuals daily. These moments will help cement professional and personal relationships that will last a lifetime.
If your child is accepted into the program, a deposit of €450 is required within 7 to 14 days following the decision of admissibility into the program, to reserve a spot for the next available semester.
The entirety of the internship fees must be paid within 15 days of the internship contract signature between applicant and employer. All payment instructions and details will be communicated via email by EIC.
Given the limited amount of internship opportunities, the deposit will enable EIC to start the placement process with employers to ensure that all delays are met and that your child can obtain their first-choice internship. This deposit is fully refundable if the available internships do not match the applicant’s first or second choice. Note that the deposit is non-refundable if an applicant decides to withdraw from the internship for personal reasons or reasons not relating to internship availability. The deposit will however remain on the account if your child decides to reapply for an internship later.
There are many available funding programs for students. EIC has access to several financial partners that can be recommended to you. We do also suggest getting in touch with your bank.
There are several types of financing available for interns applying for an internship in Canada. Depending on the nature of the loan, you may receive financing to cover your living expenses and/or travel fares.
Our team will help guide you through the types of financial aid available to you and is committed to providing you with any information necessary to complete an application.
There is no law that prescribes minimum salary for internships in Canada: compensation may vary depending on the industry, employer, and type of occupation. Compensation can include fixed salary, sales commissions, performance bonuses, or a mix thereof. Companies may also offer perquisites, which can include paid transport, subsidized meals, work-related travel, training, seminars, etc. Candidates should bear in mind that monetary compensation for an intern is inevitably tied to the industry/ market (e.g., an internship in a NPO is less likely to provide remuneration than a mandate in accounting or finance).