International Student Work Experience Program

Laurier's International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP) is an on-campus work experience program for international students at the Waterloo and Brantford campuses.

The goals of ISWEP are to:

Am I Eligible to Apply?

To be considered for ISWEP, students must fulfill the following requirements:

Summer Positions:

Fall/Winter Positions:

Note: Demonstrating financial need is not a requirement.

Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee an on-campus position. Once you have been accepted into the program, you must apply to available job postings in Navigator and compete with other students. You must meet minimum job requirements, be interviewed and hired for a position.

Students are eligible for ISWEP positions for a maximum of two years. You may only accept one ISWEP position at a time.

What is the Compensation?

The rate of pay is $14 per hour ($15 per hour in Winter 2019 pending minimum wage increases). The maximum number of hours for each student is 60 hours per term.

How Can I Prepare to Apply for Positions?

We want you to be prepared to make a great first impression and to demonstrate your skills and abilities. Here are some things you can do to get ready to apply for on-campus positions:

What is the ISWEP Approval Process?

What Type of Jobs Will be Available?

ISWEP job titles in the past included:


If you have questions about the ISWEP program or application procedures, contact Jessie Eulenberg, career consultant (international programs) at or 519.884.0710 x4207.