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

Success Stories


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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"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


  • 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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Eligibility Criteria for "My First Job in NL" Program

  • Completion of an Intake and Needs assessment at AXIS
  • Completion of the Employment Readiness Scale (ERS) pre- and post-assessments
  • Language proficiency (minimum of Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 6)
  • Completion of full-time academic program at Memorial University or the College of the North Atlantic within the past two (2) years
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) and Post-graduate Work Permit with a duration of at least one year remaining prior to the expiry date
  • Completion of pre-employment skills development training at AXIS
  • Able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week for 16 consecutive weeks

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


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Eligibility Criteria for the Student Internship Program

  • Completion of an Intake and Needs assessment at AXIS
  • Completion of the Employment Readiness Scale (ERS) pre- and post-assessment
  • Language proficiency (minimum of Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 6)
  • Enrolled in full-time studies at Memorial University, College of the North Atlantic or private training institution in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • In good academic standing with Memorial University, College of the North Atlantic, or a private training institution
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) and Study/Off-campus Permit
  • Not eligible for co-op work terms as part of academic program
  • Completion of pre-employment skills development training at AXIS
  • Eligible to work a maximum of 35 hours per week for 12 consecutive weeks as per conditions of Study Permit. Students who are eligible to work part-time (20 hours per week) as well as students who are enrolled in private training institutions will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis