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Vancouver Internships is Canada’s most comprehensive internship placement service. We offer internships in more than a hundred fields, and give our students the security of knowing that their internship experience in Canada will be the best possible.
To our interns, our partner schools, and our host companies, we offer clarity of vision, clarity on terms, conditions, placement processes, troubleshooting procedures, and placement options.
With Vancouver Internships, your students can clearly see that their internship is in the best hands.
Once we accept a student, we guarantee that they will be placed.
For the SIP, CPP and CWE programs this is very easy for us to do, thanks to our large pool of available host companies, and our ability to accurately match a student to suitable positions.
The large number of hosts means we have a built in capacity to deal with different language levels, skill levels, and experience levels
For the CDP program, while we have a large pool of hosts, this is still a difficult program to manage.
We alone are successful at this program because we strictly enforce program requirements, and conduct telephone screening interviews with all program applicants. We only accept those students we are 100% certain we can place.
Your application form says you guarantee only 5 interviews?
This is a common misunderstanding of what we have on our application form. Specifically it says:
… if a student fails 5 interviews, they will be given the option of changing programs, or withdrawing from the program with no refund.
The operative word is ‘option’. What this means is that if a student fails 5 interviews, we meet with them and determine if they should continue with their present choices.
If they fail due to poor behaviour it gives us and the school the option to remove them from the program. This has only been done once in 3 years.
If they fail because they are nervous, we will continue to give them more interviews and work on ways of giving them extra support – this is the most common outcome for a student who fails more than 5 interviews
If they fail because of poor English, this gives us leverage to move them into a program they are better suited to
Thanks to our partnerships with Canadian universities, and our large number of Canadian university interns, we uniquely have access to a much higher quality pool of host companies.
Besides regular small and medium sized enterprises, we also work with major corporations, national banks, and government departments.
Each mont h each of our placement staff selects a new industry to focus on, and proactively recruits dozens of new hosts in that industry. Past recruitment drives have brought in new banks, new film companies, and new engineering firms.
"The best part of my internship is studying and experiencing real Canadian company atmosphere and applying my skills and knowledge on this company“ Bryan
"The most interesting part of my internship is that I learn a lot of new things and I can improve my English.“ Natascha
“ I'm glad I did the internship. I was not only able to heavily improve my business skills but also to learn important and interesting facts about the electric vehicle industry, which is still in its beginnings. Besides that I learned a lot about life and being really on my own for almost half a year.” Daniel