Royal Roads University offers excellent opportunities for ambitious international students who want to work during their degree studies, as well as those who want to stay in Canada after graduation to build a whole new life

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Degree programs at Royal Roads University are designed to help you succeed in your chosen career, whether you want to work in your home country or Canada. Most degrees include an internship so that you can gain work experience that takes your education to the next level.

Internships enable you to:

  • Find out what it is like to work in the real world
  • Get a better understanding of your academic subject area
  • Put your classroom learning into practice
  • Develop new skills, such as teamwork and time management

Find out more about what practical degrees and internships can do for you.

As a full-time student at Royal Roads University you will be able to work off campus for up to 20 hours per week during the academic semester and full-time during scheduled breaks such as the winter, Easter and summer holidays.

Working is a great way to:

  • Gain work experience that you can add to your résumé
  • Learn new skills that are directly related to your future career
  • Practice communicating in the English language
  • Get helpful advice and job references from employers

Find out more about working while you study in Canada.

The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWPP) program gives graduates the opportunity to gain work experience in Canada. The permit may be issued for the length of your program, up to a maximum of three years. If you graduate from a three-year degree, you may be able to get a three-year work permit.

With the PGWPP you can:

  • Develop professional skills, such as communication and leadership
  • Make new contacts with industry professionals
  • Boost your confidence and motivation to succeed
  • Join Canada's welcoming and inclusive culture

Find out more about working in Canada once you graduate.

Royal Roads University students work with top employers, including: Boeing, Carnival Cruise Lines, Hilton Hotels and Resorts and PepsiCo Beverages.

Stay to work and live in Canada

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program – for graduates who wish to work and live in British Columbia.

Express Entry – for graduates with at least one year of work experience in managerial, professional or technical positions in Canada.

Explore your permanent residency options with the Come to Canada tool.

Why students choose Canada

  • Multicultural country home to immigrants from around the world
  • Population of 35 million – 20% of the population was born in a foreign country
  • Opportunities for graduates to become permanent residents
  • Education and living standards are among the highest in the world
  • Tuition fees and living costs are more affordable than in the USA
  • Beautiful landscapes with 9,000 km of mountains, prairies and lakes

City of Victoria

Nearby city of Victoria has a fascinating history with many top attractions

Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University offers a world-class Canadian education

Our programs

We offer a range of study pathways and direct entry program options