Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™


Your future belongs here. Connecting international students to a world of opportunities in Atlantic Canada.

International Students

Are you an international student currently studying in a post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada, and want to live, work, and stay in the region post-graduation?

The Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ program is for exceptional and motivated international students who are committed to living, working, and contributing to communities in Atlantic Canada.

Beginning every fall through to July in each respective Atlantic Canada province, this pre-employment program connects final year (graduating) international students to the labour market, helping them to build valuable employment skills, workplace knowledge, and build meaningful and professional connections through workshops, networking, mentorship, and events.  These activities are designed to support international students to stay, live, and work in Atlantic Canada as they transition from ‘student’ to ‘professional’. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the program will also focus on entrepreneurship skills and opportunities for students considering starting their own business.

Students: Applications for the 2019-2020 cohort are now closed. Please check back in July/August 2020 to apply for the next cohort!

Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ focuses on:

  • Cultural and social adaptation
  • Professional communication
  • Career and labour market support
  • Networking and professional connections
  • Access to immigration resources and support
  • Mentorship
  • Entrepreneurship (in Newfoundland and Labrador)


Make connections that make a difference.

Apply now to become a mentor in your province.

A mentorship component is an integral part of the program, providing opportunities for international students to apply their learning, build connections, and gain a deeper understanding of Atlantic Canada’s workplace culture and labour market opportunities.

Are you a professional willing to share your knowledge and skills to support a graduating international student in starting his or her career in one of the four Atlantic provinces? If so, please click on the province you are currently living in and would like to mentor:


                        Nova Scotia                                  New Brunswick                  

Prince Edward Island               Newfoundland and Labrador  


What mentors do:

  • Meet with your assigned student 4-6 times between January 2020-July/August 2020.
  • Share your knowledge, skills, advice, and connections.
  • Support the learning goals of your mentee, providing feedback on strengths and areas of improvement.
  • Respond to students and be open to answering questions about working in the province.
  • Be available to support your student as they transition from ‘student’ to ‘professional’ during their final year of study.

Mentors: Be prepared to give yourself time of approximately 10 minutes to complete your application.

Do you want to know more about the origins of the program?  

Watch this video outlining the Study and Stay in Atlantic Canada program, which was originally called "Stay in Nova Scotia" in Nova Scotia.


Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ Program - Use of Information Policy Statement:   

By continuing with the online application, please know that the personal information collected in the application form for Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™, through En Point Mentorship, will be used by program staff and partners, for the purpose of reviewing applications and assigning mentor/mentee matches based on the information provided by mentors and students. Please provide as much information as possible to help us in consideration of program eligibility, and to make the best suitable match. Information gathered on this form will only be shared with the program coordinators (staff), and program partners. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this personal information, please contact the Atlantic Canada Study and Stay™ Retention Manager at