Empower International Students | Get A Job In Canada Career Services For International Students

Endless Possibilities Beyond Borders

Our Mission

Empower international students to thrive in a new country.

Bridging The Employment Gap

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56% of international students face job search challenges.

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70% of international job seekers do not get a job in their area of study.

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International students earn 20% less than local candidates.

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Founders' Stories

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...

2019 - 2020

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.

2019 - 2020

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.

2023 Onwards

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

2023 Onwards

Our Values

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.

Community First

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.

Meet The Team

Our team is working together from locations all across Canada!

Pat Chaisang

Co-founder & CEO

Ramneet Brar

Co-founder & COO

Arun Narang

Marketing Manager

Abhishek Mehta

Employer Relationship Manager

Gordie Scott

Chief Technology Officer

Board of Advisors

Philipp N. Reichert

Director, Global Engagement at UBC

Arak Bhokanandh

Founder and Principal at Curious Ape Inc.

Ken Osborne, CFA

General Partner at Osborne Partners Ltd

Ash Kumar

Recruiter & Advisor


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.

in the media

A New Platform Helping International Students

A featured article on Toronto Star

This Thai Graduate is Helping Int'l Students Get Hired

A featured article on Study International

How to get a job in Canada faster feat. Isempower

Rachel Dancel from Canxvisa interviews Pat Chaisang, co-founder of Isempower

New E-Platform for International Students

A featured article by Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership (RRLIP).

A New Generation Leader Amplifying Career Opportunities for International Students

Ramneet Brar, Chief Growth Officer, is featured in Women Entrepreneur India.

To study or not to study in Canada?

WisenUp's podcast: Tips for international students from Pat Chaisang, co-founder of Isempower.

How to succeed as an international student in Canada

Listen to FreshStartHub's podcast on Spotify with Pat Chaisang, co-founder of Isempower.

Landing jobs in Canada: Career tips for international students

Listen to ICAway's podcast featuring Pat Chaisang, co-founder of Isempower.

Innovating for Impact: Isempower's Journey to Winning TiE Quest 2023

Innovating for Impact: Isempower's Journey to Winning TiE Quest 2023

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