Canada is certainly one of the most preferred destinations for French students in finding an internship abroad, as it offers many opportunities thanks to a favorable economic environment, and it has a good reputation among young people today. Before going on stage, you still have to familiarize yourself with the different aspects of an internship in Canada: the minimum wage, the labor contract, the typical work week. These databases will help you understand the laws of the Canadian labor market, and give you useful pointers during your research and interviews.

Compensation for trainees in Canada:

There are no national laws regulating the remuneration of trainees in Canada. Indeed, each province has developed its own regulation, the minimum wage for trainees therefore varies from one region to another country. Here different regions the minimum salary of a trainee in 2013:

* Ontario: $ 10.25 / hour
* British Columbia: $ 10.25 / hour
* Alberta: $ 9.40 / hour
* Manitoba! $ 10 / hour
* Saskatchewan: $ 9.50 / hour
* New Brunswick: $ 10 / hour
* Newfoundland: $ 10 / hour
* Nova Scotia: $ 10.15 / hour
* Prince Edward Island: $ 10 / hour


Be careful though, depending on the province, a differentiation between a ridge and “Internship” and “PRACTIKA” , the second taking place in the framework of a course and entitled to obtain credit. In this case, the internal does not have to be paid according to law. The majority of French institutions today include training directly in the program, and it offers mostly college credit. If one refers to Canadian law, it would seem that in most cases, the employer is not obliged to pay you!

In an international context, it is difficult to determine what laws apply. As an intern, you accept the offer that suits you best in terms of function and salary, but once the contract is signed, it be difficult or impossible to return to the terms of this one!

The work week for a trainee in Canada:

A trainee in Canada is considered a full-time employee, so it follows the labor laws or ” Canadian Labour Code “like any other employee. ‘s typical work week in Canada is 40 hours per week , with an official maximum 48 hours per week. This maximum of 48 hours may be exceeded in some cases exceptional figures, as well as senior positions such as managers, engineers and doctors where the maximum number of hours is not relevant. In most cases, students are hired on the basis of 40 hours per week.