After Graduation

Hamilton has one of the most diverse economies in Canada. In 2012 and 2013 the city was ranked as the top place to invest in Ontario and Canada as well as having the fastest growing economy in Ontario.

Jobs and Business Opportunities

Working in Hamilton

International students in Canada may gain work experience by working off campus while completing their studies.

Off-campus employment requires an off-campus work permit. Information about the requirements for work permit is available through Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Finding a job 

Obtaining a work permit does not guarantee a job. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the labour market and the employment centres in the universities and colleges.


Canada is making it easier for international students to remain in Canada permanently after completing your studies. 

If you have a job offer from an employer, you may have the opportunity to live and work permanently in Canada. Masters Graduates and PhD Graduates are not required to have a job offer. You could also be eligible to work in Ontario with a post-graduation work permit for up to three years after you graduate. You may be eligible to stay permanently in Canada through the Canadian Experience Class, Opportunities Ontario Program, or another program.