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Top MBA Internship Opportunities in Canada

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Canada is one of the world’s largest economies and trading nations, so it’s no wonder it’s also seen as one of the top locations to undertake an internship as both a national and international MBA student.

The nation is known for its dedication to providing generous benefits for its workforce, meaning interns should be treated well during their internship.

If you do decide to intern in Canada, you’ll be submerged in a perfect combination of opportunities for professional development, while getting to work in one of the most magical, beautiful countries in the world.

Let’s take a look at some of the best internships available in Canada.

Customer Success Offerings internship

Autodesk is offering MBA students the opportunity to undertake a Customer Success Offerings Product Management internship in Quebec, Montréal.

Interns dissect what customers say to find out what they truly want and enlighten stakeholders and functional groups about those needs to ensure everyone understands the “why” behind product initiatives.

Participants will be involved in customer intelligence and market research, support the Service Offerings team on product launches and assist on various major ad hoc creative projects.

Interns must be students on an accredited program in Canada with at least one academic term left following the internships. You should have an academic focus on marketing or finance, experience in quant and qualitative analysis courses as well as knowledge of tech and pulses.

Sun Life MBA internships

Find out what it’s like at Sun Life through a co-op term or summer internship, located at the Toronto, Waterloo and Montréal offices.

Every year, five interns enrolled on an MBA program are hired by the Private Fixed Income (PFI) Group onto a program that supports and contributes to management of the PFI portfolio.

Interns are given the opportunity to participate in investor meetings, monitor existing private debt investments, and contribute to due diligence for new investments.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in finance, human resource, actuarial, or data management fields, look no further than the opportunities at SunLife Financial.

 

The roles are advertised through the company’s co-op career centre each semester.

Equity Research Analyst summer Internship

The summer intern role at Fidelity International’s Toronto office mirrors the experience of a full-time Equity Analyst. Interns will conduct fundamental research to make, buy and sell recommendations on stocks.

Interns will have full and sole responsibility for the group of stocks they’re assigned (approx. three to eight) to analyze. Participants will have access to Equity Analysts and will be assigned a Portfolio Manager mentor.

At the end of the internship, the Intern will present their findings and provide investment recommendations to the portfolio managers and analysts. A full‐time offer will be offered to candidates who demonstrate the skills and passion to become a successful full-time equity analyst. 

Participants must be first-year MBA students. Candidates with superior undergraduate academic records from all majors are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated enthusiasm for investment management and equities is a plus, but previous work experience in finance isn’t required.

Amazon MBA/Master’s Level PMT fall internships

Working at Amazon is a dream many MBA students share. This year, the company is offering MBA students based in Canada the opportunity to get a taste of how business is done at the e-commerce giant.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an MBA or an equivalent master’s program and have three or more years of either full-time industry work or military work experience, as well as an undergraduate degree in STEM and/or relevant industry experience working within technology teams.

Successful candidates of the PMT program will dive deep into the technology of Amazon’s offerings from a product and customer perspective, working with software engineers and business partners to plan, build and launch new tech-driven products and services.

KPMG Advisory Practice summer internships

KPMG’s Advisory Practice is offering MBA students the opportunity to build on their experience as a part of a world class team, equipped with deep industry knowledge. This program is targeted towards applicants keen to get an inside look into the world of consulting.

Over the course of your internship, successful candidates will work with national and global organizations, adding value and gaining significant on-the-job experience in a variety of service areas from Strategy and Operations to IT Advisory to Global Infrastructure Advisory and more. The internships are around three months in length and begin in May.

Applicants must be highly motivated and have a strong MBA academic record.

WESCO International Sales Development Training Program

The leading global provider of supply chain solution WESCO is offering a one-year rotational program designed to prepare individuals for a sales career with WESCO International. Successful applicants will spend time in all relevant departments at their Canadian branch, including Warehouse, Operations, Purchasing, Financial Services and Marketing.

Candidates must have worked for an industrial distributor, contractor or supplier and/or done an internship in outside sales for two years. While having a master’s degree isn’t necessary, applicants with an MBA will have a higher chance of landing a spot.

Applications for the 2021 program will open in August 2020.

Maple Leaf Foods Marketing Co-op Student internship

Maple Leaf Foods is a leading sustainable meat and plant-based protein company publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The brand is offering a dynamic business and marketing professional the opportunity to work across departments and deliver profitable growth.

Some of the program’s tasks include leading and working collaboratively with stakeholders to deliver marketing plans, conducting monthly analysis on business performance and supporting the development of customer presentations.

Applicants must be working towards a university degree in Business/Marketing and/or an MBA.

 

The article was originally published in August 2019 but was updated in July 2020 to include new data.

 

Niamh Ollerton, Deputy Head of Content at QS
Written by Niamh Ollerton

Niamh is Deputy Head of Content at QS (TopMBA.com; topuniversities.com), creating and editing content for an international student audience. Having gained her journalism qualification at the Press Association, London and since written for different international publications, she's now enjoying telling the stories of students, alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs and organizations from across the globe.  

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