Study and Succeed in New Brunswick to support international students find careers


A new program offered by the Saint John Newcomers Centre will help international students find jobs after they graduate. The Study and Succeed in New Brunswick program will bridge the gap between international students and employers by matching skill sets to placements. Students will begin the program while they are still in the classroom and will receive academic guidance, career development resources, mentorship, and practical training opportunities. Employers will be able to access cultural sensitivity training and immigration information. The program is funded by approximately $500K over three years from federal and provincial agencies. Managing director of the centre Mohamed Bagha said that he hopes the program will address the findings of a New Brunswick Multicultural Council study, which revealed that 81% of international students would like to stay in the province but only 25% are able to find suitable jobs.