Working and Staying in Atlantic Canada: An International Student's Guide

The International Education Centre at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), located in Halifax, Nova Scotia partnered with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) to develop a guide to support employment and retention of international students and graduates to the Atlantic region.

An quick synopsis of the guide and content can be found here. You can access the Student’s Guide in both french and english via these links:

Download the student's guide and/or Télécharger le guide de l’étudiant étranger.

About these publications:
This publication originated at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) as a project undertaken by Career Services and Co-operative Education. The expansion of the guides to include information and resources for all of Atlantic Canada was made possible with the support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

We are grateful to the advisory committee, which was made up of representatives from across the university and college sector in the Atlantic provinces, as well as representatives from the provincial immigration offices, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Their time spent reviewing and making suggestions was valuable in ensuring that the content is as complete as possible and is an accurate reflection of our individual areas.

MSVU will maintain these guides on an ongoing basis. Any feedback can be sent to


Internationalization Office

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

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