One of the most frustrating parts of entering the workforce is that everyone wants candidates with experience: but how are you supposed to gain experience if nobody gives you a chance in the first place? This is why getting an internship while you’re still in school is such a great idea. It allows you not only to gain some practical work experience, but you also learn invaluable soft skills — interpersonal relationships, punctuality, appropriate behaviour at work — in a real-world setting. Under Canadian law, unpaid internships are usually only legal if they’re part of an approved educational program. Here are some of the best companies for student internships in 2021.