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The Atlantic Student Development Alliance, we are in this together!

The Plug to the Job Market

Connecting international students and graduates to employers

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The Graduate Mentorship Program (GMP)

The Graduate Mentorship Program (GMP) is an employment program that helps unemployed recent post-secondary graduates develop new skills and gain work experience in their field of study through on the job training. A temporary wage subsidy (up to 50% for 52 weeks) is provided to an employer to create long-term employment opportunities and assist with the cost of hiring and training a new employee. At the end of the wage subsidy, the employee should be fully productive and contributing to the success of the business.

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Who we are

Bridging the gap between employers and international students and graduates

We are a non-profit organization based in Charlottetown, PEI working with international students and graduates to connect them to Atlantic Canada’s job opportunities.

These students and recent graduates are keen to stay and establish their careers in Atlantic Canada. Employers want qualified and nimble talent that is ready to become productive employees. Now there is a service that connects and supports both!

We are here to help!

Are you an employer?

As an employer, finding the right talent for your organization can be tedious. We are here to make recruiting easier by connecting you to talent with diverse skillsets and excellent work ethic. You have the opportunity, we have the expertise.


"ASDA makes hiring easy. They quickly matched me with students who fit my hiring criteria perfectly. The interview process was straightforward. It allowed me to find a great employee briefed on my company and my needs before we had even met. The ASDA continuous check-in and training process means more accountability from my employees.”

Chelsey Lake, CEO, Getbooking & Lake Design

"Entering my last year of University, I faced the challenge of preparing for life after school. I was worried about getting a job since I had no experience in my field. Thanks to ASDA, I was able to get a job in my area. Thanks to their preparation, I was well prepared for my interview (and oh boy, was I nervous). So far, I love my job and the opportunity to broaden my network, sharpen my skills, and achieve my goals."

Fikayo Daniel Oyinloye, ASDA PeerPal Member

We hired a client of ASDA. At first, the position was brief (lasting only a few weeks) and part-time. The person did such an excellent job that, when the opportunity arose to hire them full-time for about 6 months, we jumped at the chance. The decision was unanimously made by a national group of partners. We are impressed with this person's skills, knowledge, work ethic, creativity, and competencies, and intend to continue working with them for as long as possible.

Shamara Baidoobonso, Co-Lead, APCI Study

ASDA provides professional and timely research and communication to help us fulfill our employment needs with quality and eager international students. I highly recommend using ASDA in all of your recruitment strategies.

Christina MacLeod, Chief Taskmaster, VOLUME 18

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