Can I volunteer to get Canadian experience?

February 1, 2018


Volunteer work is an excellent way to gain Canadian experience and Canadian references. There are also many other benefits to volunteering in your community.


Volunteering can help you to:


- Get Canadian work experience.

- Get practical knowledge of the Canadian workplace.

- Practice your English or French.

- Make new friends and contacts.

- Get Canadian references.

- Get job leads.

- Take on new responsibilities.

- Develop new skills – such as interpersonal, communication, organizational, fundraising skills.

- Learn about issues that affect the community.


Volunteer centres help match you with organizations that need volunteers. Click to view a list of Ontario Volunteer Centres.



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