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Career Boost - International (CBI) Student Guide

All applicants are required to meet the eligibility requirements before being considered for approval for Career Boost - International (CBI). The deadline date for students to apply for acceptance into CBI is December 2, 2016.

Conditions of Student Eligibility for Acceptance

A student who would like to be accepted into the applicant pool for CBI must:

  • hold a valid study permit from Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) authorizing their full-time study at Ryerson University.
  • be officially registered in a regular undergraduate program of study and taking at least 60% of a full course load each semester. Students with permanent disabilities must be enrolled in at least 40% of a full course load each semester. If a student withdraws from his or her program of study or drops to part-time status, he or she must be terminated from the position effective the date of withdrawal or the date of reduction to part-time studies.
  • have a minimum 1.67 CGPA with clear academic standing on their last grade report. Students cannot be on academic probation.

Completed applications are submitted for consideration to the International Student Support office. Students who are declared eligible for the program, will receive an email to confirm their eligibility from International Student Support. An employer will ask to see the approval email before offering a student a position.

Decisions regarding offers of employment are made on the basis of merit.

Note: A student is also required to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) before starting his/her CBI position. (Information on applying for a SIN is available on the ISS website.)

Applying for a Posted Position

  • Approved CBI positions will be posted on the International Student Support website beginning September 6, 2016.
  • Departments are also encouraged to post their available positions within their own areas once approval for a CBI position has been received.
  • International students who have been accepted into the CBI applicant pool may apply for any posted position.

Expectations of Students who Participate in CBI

Students will:

  • do their best to balance their schedules with the requirements of the job;
  • comply with all standards of professional workplace behavior; and
  • work out any differences with their employers through a process of respectful dialogue
  • attend ISS interactive information session on Canadian work experience

The Exit Interview

International Students who participate in this program will be required to take part in an online review of the program. This review will identify the skills that were developed or enhanced through this CBI position. It will also contain a feedback section for identifying areas in the program to improve, administratively and/or professionally.

Additional Information

Students cannot hold more than one position during the academic year.

Visit the employer guide for information on program hiring dates, salary earnings, etc.


As the CBI is governed in part by government regulations, ISS reserves the right to change, without notice, information appearing in this promotional package, as necessary, to meet specific government regulations and policies, and/or to provide clarification of the impact of regulations and policies on this program.