Canada prides itself as one of the best places to pursue academic learning and gain work experience. Students choose Canada for three main reasons: the quality of the education system, Canada’s reputation as a non-discriminatory and tolerant society, and its reputation as a safe country. In 2017 alone, there were 494,525 international students in Canada, Filipinos included.
Students who plan to work and study in Canada to supplement their allowance are allowed to work 20 hours per week (during regular school days) and full time during scheduled breaks, through the off-campus work permit program. Or students may choose a co-op (cooperative education)/internship work permit program, for those who opt to take a course geared towards their intended employment, and thus may be allowed to work for up to 50% of the portion of their program of study. Co-op courses combine academic with applied and practical learning.
Students may also avail of the Canadian work program after they have obtained a diploma from a post-secondary school there. They may also apply for permanent residency after, or otherwise apply their skills in their own countries.
Ready to work and study in Canada? Know more from the courses below offered by our partner educational institutions.
Diplomas (including co-op diplomas) and certificates are offered in business, hospitality, international trade, project management, IT, and social media marketing.
Sprott Shaw College
Offers more than 100 programs in business administration, nursing and health care, child, family, and community support, tourism and hospitality management, and trades and design.
An applied technology college with over 91 programs in business, health care, engineering, general arts and science, communications and design, office administration, and tourism.
Offers diverse education opportunities in applied arts, business, financial services, and technology through its advanced diploma (and diploma) programs, certificate programs, degree programs, and graduate certificate programs.
Offers diplomas (including co-op diplomas) and certificates (practicum and graduate) in hospitality and management, business management, marketing, international trade, translation, and academic English.
Offers diverse course offerings in hospitality and tourism, culinary, wine and beer, business, engineering technology, environmental, horticulture, and agribusiness, liberal arts, health, and information technology, with on-campus applied learning enterprises.
Acsenda School of Management
Offers diploma and certificate programs in business administration, with certificate programs on general management, general business management, human resource management, international business management, and marketing.
Offers programs with co-op education, including business diploma, diploma in bioinformatics, and diploma in computer science. Post degree diplomas are also offered in business administration, applied planning, and web and app mobile design and development.
A college of applied arts and technology, offering 65 programs including diplomas and certificates in aviation technology, business management, culinary arts, environmental studies and biotechnology, health, human care and wellness, and many others.
Canadian Tourism College
Offers career-oriented education and training on travel and tourism, hospitality, flight attendant, adventure tourism, nursing, and others, through its diploma with co-op, diploma, and certificate with co-op programs.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
With four campuses in British Columbia, offering more than 120 programs (with co-op options) in liberal arts and science, health care, business management, trades and technology, and horticulture technology, among many others.
Kelowna, British Columbia
Offers over 100 programs, including certificates and diplomas available for food, wine, and tourism, technologies, engineering, animation, health and social development, business administration, and many others.
Has special co-op programs to give you real-world experience in business, engineering technology and applied science, information technology, and transportation, as well as graduate certificate programs in hospitality, tourism, and culinary arts, business, engineering technology, community health studies, and communications.
Offers over 130 career-focused programs, including diplomas, certificates, and graduate certificates (with co-op options) in accounting and business administration, tourism global travel, mechanical techniques, internet communications technology, computer animation, game development, web design, and general arts and science.
A leader in polytechnic education with over 200 career-focused programs, including certificate, graduate certificate, diploma, and advanced diploma programs in business and hospitality, business management, engineering and technology, health and life sciences, media and design, and others.
Awarded Gold for its internationalization excellence, including its educational programs in business, English for academic purposes, hospitality and tourism, and engineering.
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Offers bachelors and masters programs, including hospitality and tourism management, business administration, and information technology.
Offers post-graduate courses on hospitality, tourism - global travel, food and nutrition management, global business management, and project management, among others.