26 Working in Canada

The DeGroote Career and Professional Development (CPD) team supports MBA students in securing summer, co-op, and new grad job opportunities during their full-time studies at DeGroote. Employer expectations and recruitment practices may be different than in your home country. Throughout your Onboarding and during your time at DeGroote, CPD will support you in preparing for successful job search through career coaching, workshops, resources and activities.

In addition, CPD is here to support you with any type of accommodations and disclosure throughout the recruitment/interview process. You can work directly with us and we can support your individual situation. Please know that you can also work with our Student Accessibility Services | McMaster University team to develop and coordinate an accommodation plan.

You can reach the Career & Professional Development team at mbacpd@mcmaster.ca.

There are laws and working expectations in Canada that may be different from your home country. Here are some general resources to reference:

About Ontario:

Working in Canada:

  • Employment Standards Act (ESA) is a law in Ontario that protects workers’ rights. This law tells employers how to treat workers fairly. ESA protects most workers in Ontario. It does not apply to workers in federally-regulated industries, such as banks and transportation.
  • Ontario Human Rights Code is a provincial law that gives everybody equal rights and opportunities without discrimination in areas such as jobs, housing and services.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) | ontario.ca: Learn about the Occupational Health and Safety Act and supporting regulations and how they protect workers.

More information can also be found on the Studying and Working in Canada as an International Student webpage from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Students can also received personalized immigration support by emailing a McMaster Immigration Advisor at immigration@mcmaster.ca. The International Student Services (ISS) office’s Immigration Advising webpage provides further information specific to students at McMaster.



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