Internship and Volunteer Program
This program is designed for students who would like to gain work or volunteer experience in a Canadian company or organization in an English speaking environment. The internship or volunteer placement is unpaid and must be combined with an equal or greater amount of full time ESL study at IGK prior to the placement. Placements are available in a variety of fields such as: Recreation, Community Organizations, Education, Sports, Tourism, Retail Sales and Entertainment. Internships and Volunteer Placements begin weekly for ages 16 and up.
Program Length – 2, 4, 8 or 12 weeks.
Working Holiday and Youth Mobility Program
This program is currently available to citizens of Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan. Specific conditions apply for each country. Please contact the nearest Canadian Embassy in your home country for information or visit:
Students can change from a study permit to a work permit after their formal studies. IGK will assist students with
this process after completion of 24 weeks of full time study at IGK. Please see the Citizenship and Immigration
Canada link for further information www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/apply-who-eligible.asp#inside
Most common areas of employment in Kelowna
- Hotel/ Motel-front desk, housekeeping, maintenance, servers
- Ski Resorts-lift operators, ski or snowboard instructors
- Restaurants/ Pubs-kitchen help, sous-chefs, dishwashers, servers
- Golf Courses-maintenance and grounds workers
- Wineries-retail sales, tour guides, pickers
- Orchards, Farms, Ranches-pickers, farm and ranch labourers
- Construction and Building trades-skilled and unskilled labourers
- Retail shops-clerks and stock takers
In addition of full and part time ESL and Business English, International Gateway Kelowna can provide job
placement assistance, resume writing, interview techniques and vehicle purchase assistance. Services are complimentary for IGK students enrolled in a minimum of 4 weeks of full time Practical ESL. Nominal charges apply for non students.