Working in the USA and Canada

BUNAC Working Adventures Worldwide

Overseas work and volunteer programmes in countries such as USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Starting your Career in the USA

Practical advice for international students who have chosen to return to their home country to look for work. The guide includes key facts about current trends and jobs, advice about seeking employment, hints and tips for making a successful application, and helpful information sources.

My Next Move (US)

This website allows you to find out about job prospects in different parts of the United States for specific job types.

Live and Work in the USA and Canada

Comprehensive guide to working in North America, including information on entry regulations, finding employment and daily life.

  • Author: Deborah Penrith and Susan Catto
  • Published: 2005
  • Edition: 4

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

Camp America

Spend the Summer in the USA living and working with children. There are also "behind-the-scenes" support roles available. In addition, the scheme includes up to 2 months travel time at the end of the camp.

NYQUEST Camp Canada

Summer camp roles in Canada, such as camp counsellors, activity leaders, outdoor instructors and support staff.

Interships.com (USA)

Recruitment site for internships searchable by type of job, degree and location.

United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labour market information for specific job types in the United States.

Career OneStop (US)

This website provides a wealth of information on career options in the United States. You can find out about what specific job types involve and research the current job prospects state-by-state.

My Skills My Future (US)

This website is aimed at people with some work experience who are looking for suggestions of jobs that would suit their skills and experience.

Gradlink Canada

A specialist careers website designed for Canadian students and graduates across the UK (although it can be used by any students interested in working in Canada). It includes jobs, links with graduate employers in Canada, in-depth advice sections, and the latest news and events relating to the graduate labour markets in Canada. The website also includes the Go-Resume! Service where students can build and submit their resume to the employers on GradLink.

Starting your Career in Canada

Practical advice for international students who have chosen to return to their home country to look for work. The guide includes key facts about current trends and jobs, advice about seeking employment, hints and tips for making a successful application, and helpful information sources.

Summer Camp Canada

Summer jobs in Canada for 8 - 10 weeks as a camp counselor or activity leader at an accredited summer camp.

Camp Leaders

Summer camp jobs in America where you will either be working directly with campers (children) in a counsellor role, or you'll be in the background ensuring camp runs smoothly as a support staff worker.

CCUSA - working adventures in USA, Canada and Russia

Programmes offered include Summer Camp placements in USA, Canada and Russia as well as paid summer jobs in the USA. There are also international volunteering opportunities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

USA Summer Camp

Paid opportunities to run summer camps for children in the USA.

GradConnection - search and apply for international job vacancies

GradConnection has details of current vacancies in a range of countries across South East Asia, Australasia, North America and South Africa.

High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom

Information on working and studying in Canada, including advice on VISAs and scholarships.

jobsGurus (Canada)

This website contains details of jobs advertised by employers across Canada.

Ultimate Guide to Careers in Social Work (United States)

Detailed information on Social Work roles in the United States with case studies of working professionals.

Researcher Career Paths (Zippia.com)

Useful career map tool where you can find out about career options for Researchers in the US.

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