New Launches

"My First Job in NL" and Student Internship Pilot Programs

We are very excited to introduce two new pilot initiatives for International Graduates and Students in NL. View News Release

Please complete your registration, as a Job Seeker, if you are an International Graduate/Student who is interested in participating in these programs.

Employers, throughout the province, who are interested in hiring a graduate or student may also complete an employer profile by registering here.

Success Stories

Silu

Silu, an international student pursuing a Master of Business Administration, first approached AXIS Career Services in January 2015 in search of a career in the accounting field. Silu participated in the Career Connections workshop in June 2015 where she further developed her skills for the local job market

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Internship Placement Program

  • Connects employers with job-ready newcomers for a 12-week internship
  • Provides access to a pool of eager-to-learn workers who have successfully completed pre-employment readiness training
  • Offers continuous support throughout the placement
  • Wage subsidy may be available to SMEs  who meet the Internship Placement Program (IPP) criteria

An opportunity to:

  • Showcase specific skills and abilities, and obtain work experience in your field
  • Strengthen job-specific skills that are needed for career advancement
  • Network with professionals in your field

An opportunity to:

  • Diversify your workforce and increase your competitive global advantages through an investment in internationally trained workers
  • Receive insight into other business cultures, international markets, and new technologies, thus enhancing cross-cultural awareness and global perspectives within your organization
  • Attract talent to support your company’s objectives

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  • Supports small and medium sized businesses in hiring international graduates with a 16-week subsidized work placement
  • Increases employment opportunities for international graduates to demonstrate their skills and competencies to local employers
  • Improve the matching of labour supply and demand between the employers and the international student community
  • Targets one-on-one employment maintenance support for both the employers and the participants throughout the placements
  • Target employers: small - medium sized businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Target clients: Internationally trained graduates from MUN or CNA
  • 16 week program, up to 30 hours a week, with an option to expand hours
  • Clients complete relevant employment workshops prior to placement

An opportunity to:

  • Create an opportunity for newcomers to gain valuable and relevant skills
  • Provide an incentive for employers to tap into a diverse international talent pool
  • Assist in meeting provincial immigration targets as outlined in The Way Forward on immigration in NL
  • Mitigate barriers to employment for the internationally skilled community
  • Provide a transitional employment opportunity to link individuals to the labour market
  • Enhance client and employer networks

 

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  • Aligns the skills of Internationally trained workers with the needs of employers
  • Offers ongoing support to both the business and the skilled worker throughout the placement

An opportunity to:

  • Use a cost effective means to fill skills gap within your workplace
  • Access global talent living in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Develop “best practices” for an inclusive workforce, while improving relations within the surrounding community

An opportunity to:

  • Increase your understanding of Canadian workplace culture
  • Enhance your job skills through workplace exposure
  • Develop a professional network

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  • Assists small and medium sized businesses in hosting an internship opportunity with wage and benefits subsidy to international students
  • Provides an opportunity for employers and international students to learn from each other about workplace practices and cultural differences
  • Support is available for both the employers and the participants throughout the internships

An opportunity to:

  • Target employers: small - medium sized businesses in NL
  • Target clients: Internationally trained students from the province's recognized post secondary institutions
  • 12 week program, up to 35 hours a week
  • Clients complete relevant employment workshops prior to placement

An opportunity to:

  • Creates an opportunity for newcomers to gain valuable and relevant skills
  • Provides an incentive for employers to tap into a diverse international talent pool
  • Assists in meeting provincial immigration targets as outlined in The Way Forward on Immigration in NL
  • Mitigates barriers to employment for the internationally skilled community
  • Provides a transitional employment opportunity to link individuals to the labour market
  • Enhances client and employer networks

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Career-Focused Mentoring Program

  • Encourages and supports career transitions for internationally trained workers through a 80 hour volunteer program
  • Matches mentees and mentors who have similar interests and skills
  • Support is available for both the Mentor and Mentee

An opportunity to:

  • Further develop your leadership and coaching skills
  • Contribute to the professional growth of skilled workers in NL
  • Gain an awareness of integration challenges encountered by internationally trained workers, as they enter the Canadian workforce

An opportunity to:

  • Develop and enhance your career goals
  • Gain insight, knowledge and better understanding of your occupation in Canada
  • Increase your awareness of the skills and abilities required to work in your field