Careers in Tech in Toronto, Canada

Key Information


Application Deadline: 06/02/23 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Employability trips, Extra-curricular opportunities

Ref: 10007486


Departure Date: 10/06/23

Return Date: 15/06/23


£950-1000: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any DMU Global funding). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, cultural visits (£92), food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £400


Accommodation: Shared rooms in a hotel/hostel booked by DMU

Travel: Flights booked by DMU (students travel as a group)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: Phil Curtis -


Second and third year undergraduate students are eligible to participate on this opportunity. Students are expected to have an interest in careers in the tech sector, and should be able to demonstrate this as part of their application. There is a maximum of 20 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Trip description

Through the DMU Works careers and employability service, we aim to help students become what employers need – a work-ready graduate with professional experience. As part of this offer, students are able to participate on DMU Works overseas experiences in cooperation with DMU Global.

This employability trip in summer 2023 offered by DMU works is focused on the digital and tech sector in Ontario, Canada. As part of the 5-day trip, students will visit a number of tech companies based in Toronto for employability and sector insight workshops/sessions. The result will be increased knowledge of a sector of interest, increased confidence in employability skills and a unique opportunity to network and grow professional contacts.

The purpose of the trip is to highlight the opportunities available to students in the digital and technology sector. Students will expand their knowledge of the tech sector, engage in employability sessions, and have a unique opportunity to grow their professional networks.

As part of the trip the group will visit a variety of high-profile tech companies in the Toronto area such as LinkedIn (more host companies to be announced soon), and get valuable insight into the sector and its future. Students will gain an understanding of both technical and non-technical careers routes available to them and what it takes to be successful in the recruitment process.

The estimated total cost for flights and accommodation for this trip to Toronto is £950-1000. Students will be expected to pay the remaining amount after the £400 DMU Global bursary is deducted from the total.

Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of skills and competencies that enhance your studies. Through participation in this trip to Toronto we expect that students will…

  • Expand their knowledge and build career confidence by actively participating in employability sessions
  • Learn how to network and grow their professional contacts
  • Gain an understanding of the digital and technology sector, and what opportunities are available to them
  • Gain an understanding of what it takes to be successful in the recruitment process, and what they should be doing as students to give them an advantage

Cultural activities

Toronto is the capital of Ontario, and is an exciting and vibrant city. There will be plenty of time for students to explore the city at their leisure, as well as optional planned cultural activities such as going to the top of the CN Tower (£27), Canada’s most celebrated and recognised icon.

In addition, students will have the chance to join a day trip to the nearby Niagara Falls (£65). The trip will include the chance to explore the historic and picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, as well going on a cruise around the waterfall.

COVID-19 information

Travel to Canada is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Students are expected to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to travel as per the guidance on the FCDO webpage for Canada.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.