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Reach your career development goals in London, Canada

London is an ideal city in which to build a strong foundation for your career. London offers advanced and applied research opportunities for college and university students, high quality work placements for students enrolled in work-study programs, and strong job potential for students and graduates.

Develop your skills in advanced and applied research while earning your educational qualifications

London has a strong concentration of advanced and applied research institutes that are either based at or closely affiliated with its colleges and universities. Many of the educational opportunities that await international applicants in London involve participating in research to develop specialized skills.

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Develop your career while you study. Launch your career after graduating

The employment potential of the local economy can make a tremendous difference to international students. Gaining Canadian employment experience can help you to become eligible to apply for permanent resident status under Canada’s new Canadian Experience Class for immigration.

Employment potential is also important to students who want to seek part-time employment to help to fund their studies or to take part in cooperative education (work-study) programs.

London offers employment potential. Our major economic sectors include advanced manufacturing, automotive parts, food processing, life sciences, information technology and financial services. Our major employers include companies such as 3M Canada, General Dynamics Land Systems, TD Canada Trust, London Life Insurance Company, GE Healthcare, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care, London.

Fanshawe College works closely with area employers to deliver the largest cooperative education program in Canada. Western University works closely with industry to develop and commercialize research.

To learn more about London’s economy, visit the London Economic Development Corporation website.

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