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Pathway to Stay

Pathway to Stay Program

Initiated by NSCC International in collaboration with EnPoint

Managed by Ashley Pinsent-Tobin, Manager – International Learning Programs (Inbound)

The Pathway to Stay program helps prepare international students who plan to stay, work and live in Nova Scotia after they graduate from NSCC. Pathway to Stay will help students develop key qualities, skills and attitudes that are valued by Nova Scotia employers.   

The first Pathway to Stay cohort completed the program in June 2020.

Click here to see the 2019/2020 Pathway to Stay Program Evaluation.

The goals of the Pathway to Stay program are to:

  • Prepare students for the workplace 
  • Build student confidence through practice and experiential learning
  • Build career-oriented skills through engaging learning opportunities

The Pathway to Stay Program will:   

  • Provide support, skill-building and learning opportunities for international students    
  • Be delivered through Brightspace, webinars and Teams meetings 
  • Include learning activities on communication (writing & speaking), developing professional skills, gaining work experience, networking, resumes and cover letters, interview skills, workplace readiness, articulating experience  
  • Prepare students with the immigration knowledge they need to stay in Nova Scotia after they graduate  

The 2020/2021 program will start in December 2020 and end in May 2021. Students will work at their own pace to complete modules and choose topics that are of interest to them. These include:

  • Defining your motivations and career goals
  • Professionalism
  • Workplace culture
  • Professional communication
  • Networking
  • Developing your resume and cover letter
  • Developing your personal pitch
  • LinkedIn
  • Immigration support & referrals
  • Interview preparation

This program is open to all current international students at NSCC. Stay tuned for information on registration for 2020/2021.