CDPIS Events

CDPIS – Fall 2019:

October 22 - November 20, 2019
Registration deadline: October 14, 2019


CDPIS – Winter 2020:

January 14 – February 12, 2020
Registration deadline: January 6, 2020



Week 1 – Skills identification

Through extensive research, the Career Development Centre has identified 7 global key competencies that Canadian employers seek in potential employees. In this interactive workshop, you will learn about them and will be asked to reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses, which will allow you to create an action plan geared towards developing these skills and turn your weaknesses into assets.


Week 2- Job Search Strategies and Your Rights in the Workplace

The first half of the presentation will focus on employment; how you find it, where to look, who to talk to. This 45-minute presentation will give you all the tips and tricks you need to enter the Canadian job market and land that first position or finally get the title of your dreams.

The second half of this presentation focuses on workers’ rights in Ontario, offering an overview of various employment standards. For workers to whom it applies, the Employment Standards Act sets out minimum standards such as the minimum wage, breaks, overtime pay, vacation pay, and vacation time. This presentation will provide a general overview of the rights at work and will not address the particularities of on-campus employment.


Week 3 - Your Self-Marketing Tools: Resumé and Cover Letter

You should not hesitate to showcase your skills through your resumé and cover letter as they might help you reach your career goal. In this workshop, you will learn the ins and outs of what the Canadian resumé and cover letter typically look like and how to make yours stand out from the crowd!


Week 4 - Networking and Interview Skills

The word networking is thrown around a lot and is said to be an important tool in the job market but how do you do it well? In this hands-on workshop, you will engage discussions in a professional set up with the other members of the group all the while receiving feedback and talking points from the instructor.

You have mastered the art of networking and got an interview! What now? In the second part of this workshop, you will learn how to ace an interview and shine as soon as you step into the room.


Week 5 - Your career starts now (optional)

Now that you completed workshops 1 to 4, we invite you to a networking activity with your colleagues from the CDPIS. Take this time to celebrate your success in this program, ask questions to the instructors, get your critical analysis reviewed and meet with other international students. Snacks and coffee included!


Immigration Information Sessions

To complete the program, you must attend one of the below information session.

  • Pathways to Permanent Residency (presented by IRCC)
    • FRENCH: November 5 (2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at HNN 013)
    • ENGLISH: November 5 (4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at CRX C240)
  • Applying for a Post-Graduation Work Permit
    • FRENCH: November 12 (11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at FSS 1006)
    • ENGLISH: November 14 (1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at MNT 201)


For more workshops, please take a look at the Facebook page of the International Office.

Back to top