Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™

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Nova Scotia (2018-2019)

Student applications for the 2018-2019 program are closed.

Applications for the 2019-2020 Nova Scotia cohort will open in July or August 2019. Please check back at that time. For information about the Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™Nova Scotia program please contact Aris Hernandez at aris@edunova.ca or Jennifer Wesman at jennifer@edunova.ca

For more information about the Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ program in Nova Scotia: https://studynovascotia.ca/acss/

New Brunswick (2018-2019)
New Brunswick Mentors!

Are you looking to become a mentor, and to share your knowledge, experience, and skills with a final-year student in the Study and Stay™ New Brunswick program? If so, please click here to sign up.

Note: If you are a student looking to apply as a participant in the program, please note that Student Applications are now closed for the 2018-2019 program year.

If you would like to receive information about the program, mentoring, and/or the next application period, contact: Kathie Ouellette at kathie.ouellette@gnb.ca.

Prince Edward Island (2018-2019)

Student applications for the 2018-2019 program are closed.

Applications for the 2019-2020 Prince Edward Island cohort will open in July or August 2019. Please check back at that time. For information about the Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ PEI program please contact Kady McDonnell at kamcdonnell@upei.ca

For more information about the Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ program in Prince Edward Island: http://studypei.ca/

 

Newfoundland and Labrador (2018-2019)
Looking for mentors!

Mentors: Are you looking to become a mentor, and to share your knowledge, experience, and skills with a student in the Study and Stay™ NL program? If so, please click here to sign up.

Students: Student applications for the NL Spring 2019 program are now closed. Applications for the 2019-2020 Newfoundland and Labrador cohort will open in August 2019. Please check back at that time. 

For information about the Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ NL program, please contact the following Program Coordinators: NL East Coast: RUBENCHEVEZ@IENL.CA, (709) 864 2039 or YINGZHANG@IENL.CA / NL Central, West, Labrador: ALLISONROWE@IENL.CA, (709) 637-8510

Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ program

Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ program

The Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ program is for motivated international students who are committed to living, working, and contributing to communities in Atlantic Canada.

Each Atlantic province (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador) will offer a province-wide program that connects international students to the labour market and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Nova Scotia – New Brunswick – Prince Edward Island:

In Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, the goal of the Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ program is to support international students to stay, live, and work in Atlantic Canada post-graduation. The program provides participants with essential skills, resources, and support as they transition from ‘student’ to ‘professional’. The program is designed to assist final year (graduating) international students to learn about the labour market, help them to build valuable employment skills, gain workplace knowledge, and build meaningful and professional connections through workshops, networking, career conferences, and mentorship.

Participating students are provided with one-on-one enhanced and group support throughout their final year of study to ensure they gain the education, tools and connections needed to launch a successful career and fulfilling life in Atlantic Canada.

Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ (NS, NB, PEI) focuses on:

  • Cultural and social adaptation
  • Professional and intercultural communication
  • Career and labour market support
  • Networking and professional connections
  • Access to immigration resources and support
  • Mentorship

Students: Please not that applications for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island are closed for the 2018-2019 program year. Please check back next summer for Fall 2019 intake.

Newfoundland and Labrador:

In Newfoundland and Labrador, a specialised Entrepreneurship Program will provide students with tailored and expert support throughout their studies in Newfoundland and Labrador. This program employs the lessons of specialized career-oriented and entrepreneurship programs, unique to the context of Newfoundland and Labrador. Supports will provide students with the tools, networks, and knowledge to start their own company, and to apply for Permanent Residency under the International Graduate Entrepreneur category of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program.  

The Study and Stay Entrepreneurship Program (Newfoundland and Labrador) focuses on:

  • Developing an understanding of the burgeoning entrepreneurship ecosystem of the province.
  • Acquiring new skills, such as problem solving and design learning, the lean start-up methodology, sales, marketing and financial planning.
  • Nurturing connections with local entrepreneurs and mentors, including developing social networks and building intercultural awareness
  • Understanding funding sources and the full scope of the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Learning about the International Graduate Entrepreneur category of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program.
  • Gaining an understanding of one’s own entrepreneurship potential through assessments and self-reflection
  • Competing for specifically targeted start-up seed funding.

Mentorship: Making Connections that Make a Difference!

A mentorship component is an integral part of the program, providing opportunities for students to apply their learning, build connections, get assistance with their professional development, and gain a deeper understanding of Atlantic Canada’s workplace culture and labour market opportunities.

What Mentors Do:

  • Meet with your assigned student a minimum of 6 times between January 2019-July/August 2019.
  • Share your knowledge, skills, advice, and connections.
  • Support the learning goals of your mentee and providing feedback on strengths and areas of improvement.
  • Respond to students and be open to answering questions about working in the province.
  • Be available to support your student as she or he transitions from ‘student’ to ‘professional’

Note:

At this time, mentors are being recruited for NB.

Mentorship applications for NS, NB, and NL are currently closed. Please check back in fall 2019.