Endless Possibilities Beyond Borders
Empower international students to thrive in a new country.
Bridging The Employment Gap
56% of international students face job search challenges.
70% of international job seekers do not get a job in their area of study.
International students earn 20% less than local candidates.
After noticing a lack of support for international students and seeing many of our friends having to leave the country because they couldn’t find work, we decided to create a support system to bridge this gap.
Being one of the most underrepresented groups, facing unique barriers, and lacking a professional network makes job searching much harder for international students. This leads to many of them willing to settle for less and getting survival jobs to stay in Canada.
What initially started as a charity community group quickly grew and gained popularity among international students across Canada. Today, Isempower is an in-country infrastructure, helping international students build meaningful careers in partnership with organizations, universities & colleges across the country.
From coffee chats to social impact venture...
Let's grab a coffee!
Started as a charitable MeetUp group in Vancouver. Our founder, Pat Chaisang, offered free resume review sessions & events at local coffee shops.
The family grows...
Pivoted to a social impact venture model. Grew the core team coast to coast to provide job search training programs for international students country-wide, hitting 10,000 students.
Far and wide
Launched a technology to integrate the ecosystem closer together, working closely with employers and higher education partners nationwide. With over 30,000 international talents on the platform and growing daily.
Our team is grows bigger and stronger
From coast to coast, our community of 40,000+ international talents is empowered through our Isempower Portal, career counselling, and partnerships with leading employers and universities
Driven by Impact
We stand for a purpose that is bigger than ourselves. We’re on a mission to help international students build meaningful careers in a new country and leave no student behind.
Act With Empathy
Our platform is designed for international students, by former international students. Our entire team, and partners have lived through the struggles ourselves and know first-handedly what each student is going through.
We believe in creating an inclusive community for international students to feel safe and welcomed. Moving to a new country is lonely enough – so we’re here to be your second family away from home.
Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & inclusion is at the core of what we do. We believe that international students bring diverse skillsets, perspectives, and cultures. We strive in an inclusive environment where everybody is welcome and able to be their best selves.
Careers at Isempower
Our team is growing! Join a passionate, driven, and empathetic team that’s focused on making an impact, and committed to creating an inclusive culture for all.