Co-op and Career Fair

Co-op and Career Fair

Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4, 2017

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building

Looking for work? Exploring career options? Connect with over 50 employers from a wide range of organizations at the UVic Co-op and Career Fair. Talk to professionals in your field and companies that are actively recruiting students and grads. Don't forget your résumé!

Interested in grad school? You can also meet recruiters from a variety of graduate and professional schools to learn more about the next stage of your academic career.

Across the hall in the Upper Lounge, our Career Services team can help you research employers, give résumé feedback and help you prepare questions to ask company reps at the Career Corner. You can also have a LinkedIn photo taken, check out portfolio samples and more at our Career Makerspace!

If accessibility accommodations are needed for this event, please let us know as far in advance as possible.

Register for this event (in the LIM calendar under the 'events' tab) or stop by on the day.

Are you an employer looking to register for the fair? Check out our employer page.

We'd like to give a special thank you to our Sponsors for their generous support!

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

College Pro logo

CPA BC logo

RevenueWire logo UBC Sauder Diploma in Accounting Program logo
Thank you to our Silver Sponsor:
UVic Alumni Association logo

Exhibitors Oct 3, 2017

We've included information about the types of positions that these exhibitors may be looking for, plus the academic disciplines they often hire from.

If you don't see your program listed, don't worry. We encourage you to connect with the organization at the fair—they might have other opportunities available!

CPABC - Gold Sponsor

CPA BC Logo

Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is the second largest professional organization in the province. It represents over 34,000 CPA members and 5,200 CPA students and candidates. CPABC is responsible for the training and certification of CPA students, the regulation and professional development of its members, and the protection of the public through ethical standards. CPAs are valued by organizations of all types for their financial expertise, business insight, and leadership. 

Website: www.bccpa.ca

Position types: Students for CPA designation

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

RevenueWire - Gold Sponsor

RevenueWire

RevenueWire is a global payment platform for companies looking to sell digital products online. Combined with world-leading services like our Performance Marketing Network, we optimize every phase of the transaction lifecycle to empower companies to grow their business.

Our flexible platform supports one-time sales and recurring payments in over 120 countries with 33 currencies in 24 languages. Our dedicated and experienced team actively connects our clients with more ways to make money whether it's boosting sales, optimizing subscriptions or offering up-sells and cross-sells.

Website: www.revenuewire.com

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Business; Engineering/Computer Science, Social Sciences

UBC Sauder School of Business, Diploma in Accounting - Gold Sponsor

UBC Sauder DAP Logo

Professional accounting - a respected career path that offers stimulating work, generous compensation and opportunity for growth and advancement. If you are a degree graduate aspiring to the Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation but lacking an applicable background and prerequisites, the UBC Diploma in Accounting Program (UBC DAP) bridges the gap and prepares you for your new career. 

Website: www.sauder.ubc.ca/dap

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Fine Arts, Science, Social Sciences

College Pro - Gold Sponsor

College Pro logo

College Pro is a entrepreneurship company that focuses on providing students and young people with their first opportunity to run a business. We work with these entrepreneurs by providing direct business coaching and offering franchise ownership in one of our two models; painting or window cleaning.

Website: collegepro.com

Position types: Full-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Human & Social Development

UVic Alumni Association - Silver Sponsor

UVic Alumni Association logo

The UVic Alumni Association, with the help of Alumni Relations staff, help to keep strong bonds between UVic and its worldwide community of graduates by offering an exciting and growing program of services. 

Website: alumni.uvic.ca

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

AbeBooks

AbeBooks, an Amazon company, connects millions of buyers with booksellers from around the world. We provide a marketplace for hundreds of millions of items that includes everything from exquisite manuscripts and long lost books from your childhood, to postcards from Mohandas Gandhi and signed first editions of "A Farewell to Arms".

Website: http://abebooks.com

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

AIESEC

AIESEC is the largest non-profit organization in the word and is an entity that creates the leaders, change-makers and business-owners of tomorrow. Our local branch here in Victoria works with students to provide volunteer and paid international work placements for personal and professional development. AIESEC Victoria also works with the University of Victoria to enable students to receive funding and co-op placements through their work terms abroad. Additionally, our branch cooperates with companies in Victoria to bring international talent to work here in our city. All in all, these incoming and outgoing internships that create international opportunities for youth are facilitated by students at UVic, thereby giving our students the professional skills, global awareness and leadership development that has allowed them to define and pursue their future career paths

Website: http://aiesec.ca

 

Appraisal Institute of Canada - BC

The Appraisal Institute of CanadaBC (AIC-BC) is the provincial association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) within British Columbia and the Yukon. Established in 1973, AIC-BC represents approximately 1,000 members and delivers AIC's member programs and services within the region. AIC-BC's objective is to serve the profession and the public by implementing policies and programs to ensure the appraisal profession is advanced and the public is protected. 

Website: www.appraisal.bc.ca

Position types: Membership organization

Target student disciplines: Business

BC Assessment

BC Assessment develops and maintains real property assessments throughout British Columbia in addition to providing real property information.

Website: www.bcassessment.ca

Position types: Full-time, co-op, summer 

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Human & Social Development

BC Pension Corporation

BC Pension Corporation is one of the largest professional pension services organizations in Canada. Doing meaningful work and with a challenging mandate, we provide comprehensive pension services to five BC public sector pension plans. In addition, the corporation is executing on a forward-thinking, transformational strategy that will change the way we serve plan members and employers. Our strategic plan, From 12 to 21, is an ambitious program of business transformation that supports high service levels and cost-effective delivery through better use of technology, improved business process and continued attention to staff training and development. It's the ideal setting for a consultative team player who thrives in a collegial, results-oriented client service delivery environment. 

Website: www.pensionsbc.ca

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

BC Transit

BC Transit is a provincial crown corporation and coordinates the delivery of safe, reliable, cost-efficient and market-focused transit services in British Columbia outside of the Greater Vancouver region.  Working in partnership with local governments and private companies, BC Transit provides direct services in fleet acquisition and management, contract administration, transit planning, marketing and financial services.

This position is based in Victoria which is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Victoria (regional population 330,000) is the capital of British Columbia and a community of choice for many, due to our temperate climate, natural beauty and diverse economic opportunities. Victoria is an international resort destination with a transportation network that includes airport, helicopter and seaplane services, buses, ferry and cruise ships.  

Website: www.bctransit.com

Position types: Co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Human & Social Development

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) is Canada's leading naturopathic medicine education provider. CCNM offers a four-year, full-time naturopathic medicine program; the only Doctor of Naturopathy degree in Canada.

CCNM is home to the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC), a teaching clinic that provides treatment by student interns working under the direct supervision of regulated naturopathic doctors. The RSNC has been providing natural health care for over 30 years, with approximately 25,000 patient visits each year.

Website: www.ccnm.edu 

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc.

ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of ESIT Canada, is a world-class IT outsourcing company that prides itself on creating an award-winning environment for employees to grow and work in. ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc. (formerly known as Hewlett Packard Advanced Solutions - HPAS) was formed in 2004 to provide unionized outsourcing services to the BC public sector marketplace. In November 2004, a contract was signed with the British Columbia Ministry of Small Business and Revenue to provide revenue management and information technology services to the province. We began with 177 government employees in 2004 and as a result of contracts signed with the British Columbia Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services in 2009 and the BC Pension Corporation in 2013 for hosting and data centre services, we now employ 469 staff and approximately 30 contractors.

Our fundamental operating philosophy is "people first". Every aspect of our business involves collaboration between our employees and leadership team, including the creation of our vision statement; "to be recognized by industry, clients and employees as Canada's #1 provider of labour-friendly business process and technology services." The creation and maintenance of our labour-friendly work environment is a winning strategy that has propelled our success. We take great pride in building a loyal, productive and happy workforce that embraces employees in all aspects of our business.

ESIT Canada has a culture of fostering innovation in the workplace. As a subsidiary of DXC Technology, ESIT Canada is part of the world's leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. Created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries. The company's technology independence, global talent and extensive partner network combine to deliver powerful next-generation IT services and solutions. DXC Technology is recognized among the best corporate citizens globally. For more information, visit www.dxc.technology.

Our vast intellectual property portfolio and global research and development capabilities are part of an innovation roadmap designed to help organizations of all sizesfrom global enterprises to local startupstransition from traditional technology platforms to the IT systems of the future.

Some of our customers run traditional IT environments. Most are transitioning to a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-friendly infrastructure. Many rely on a combination of both. Wherever they are in that journey, we provide the technology and solutions to help them succeed.

Website: http://www.dxcas.com/ 

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op, casual

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

EMCO

EMCO Corporation is one of Canada's largest integrated distributors of products for the construction industry. EMCO offers products in the distinct categories of plumbing and heating, waterworks, industrial, oilfield supply and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). EMCO strives to satisfy the needs of its customers with a focused product assortment, transported and sold through an extensive network of profit centres, distribution warehouses and showrooms across Canada. 

Website: www.emcocareers.com

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Goethe Institut

The Goethe Institut is the official German cultural institute.

Website: www.goethe.de/toronto 

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Homewood Health

Homewood Health is Canada's leader in mental health and addiction services and we offer the most comprehensive and integrated continuum of services available in Canada. We are redefining mental health and addiction services to help Canadians live healthier, more productive and more fulfilling lives. 

Website: www.homewoodhealth.com

Position types: Full-time, part-time

Target student disciplines: Human & Social Development, Medical Sciences, Science

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto is the official representative of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Canada. Accredited by Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade under the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act, the Office promotes Hong Kong's interests across Canada. It also maintains a small liaison office in Vancouver.

Our Role:

  • promoting HK-Canada trade relation by closely liaising with the federal government, inter-government relations with provincial and municipal governments in Canada;
  • promoting Canadian investment in Hong Kong; and liaising with the media and business community; 
  • working closely with the Toronto offices of Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Tourism Board in Hong Kong promotions.

Our Services:

  • organizes business seminars and other promotional events;
  • arranges programmes for visitors from Hong Kong and vice versa; 
  • organizes Hong Kong information sessions for Canadian students; 
  • answers public enquiries relating to Hong Kong matters;
  • gives updates on Hong Kong through newsletters and websites.

Website: www.hketotoronto.gov.hk 

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

INGrooves

INgrooves Music Group is committed to powering creativity in today's dynamic music marketplace by providing the best distribution, marketing and rights management tools and services to content creators and owners. We develop state-of-the-art, cost-efficient and scalable technology platforms, and our partners benefit from our experienced, knowledgeable people, our unparalleled commitment to customer service and our thoughtful marketing solutions that drive results. We aspire to be the most transparent and solution-driven partner for all of the labels & artists we work with. We believe this approach helps us and our partners succeed today and for years to come.

INgrooves was founded in 2002 with a mission to create the "digital record label of the future". As one of the first independent distribution companies to partner with iTunes, the start-up began to build its retail network. In its early days, The San Francisco Business Times profiled the company and called INgrooves "a powerful growing force to decentralize the power base of the music industry". Partnership by partnership, INgrooves has ultimately built a global retail network of over 600 services & storefronts.

Website: http://www.ingrooves.com/

Position types: Co-op

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science

Insurance Institute of Canada, Career Connections

Why choose a career in insurance? Because there's a need for talented, creative, and motivated people from virtually every discipline. It's an ever-evolving industry that is at the forefront of game-changing issues like big data, cyber security, autonomous cars, and climate change. And, property and casualty insurance offers a variety of rewarding career paths, above-average job security, and an abundance of opportunities for personal growth and advancement.

To find out more about where you might fit in with your post-secondary education, please visit us at our booth or our website. You may be surprised to find that insurance isn't what you think. It's a whole lot more.

Find your place in insurance: www.career-connections.info 

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

JET Programme

Imagine your life in Japan with the JET Programme. Find out how you can gain valuable overseas work experience, learn about Japanese culture, and meet people from around the world, while contributing to language education and international understanding.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme offers a minimum, one-year opportunity to experience Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) through an official Government of Japan program. ALTs work alongside Japanese teachers of English in the public school system, while CIRs are employed in local government offices.

Bachelor degree graduates and students in their final year are eligible for next year's program.

Website: www.jetprogramme.ca

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Lattitude Global Volunteering Canada

Since 1972, Lattitude Global Volunteering has sent over 43,000 volunteers to grow and mature by taking on adult responsibilities in 20 countries. These range from developed countries such as Ireland or Australia, to developing countries such as Malawi, Vietnam or Fiji. Each placement immerses the young volunteer in an unfamiliar culture for between 3.5 - 11 months. As they stay for long periods of time, our volunteers are not temporary visitors - instead they must become part of their new community, and so develop maturity, independence, and a broader world view.

For more information, look up Gap Year: International Volunteering With Lattitude on YouTube. We feel it is the best way to kick-start adulthood.

Website: www.lattitudecanada.org 

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Lighthouse Labs

Lighthouse Labs is an immersive, modern approach to teaching web development. With a hands on curriculum built by a community of industry experts, the program focuses on transforming passionate people into agile programmers.

Lighthouse Labs maintains unprecedented employment rates, and has graduated over 600 students into amazing careers as developers.

Website: www.lighthouselabs.ca  

Position types: Professional program

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science

National Car and Truck Rental/Arbutus Inn

Our Company is National Car & Truck Rentals/Sales. We have National Car Rental locations throughout Vancouver Island. 5 locations are in Victoria including the Victoria Airport. We hire and train, car rental agents, accounting positions and other various position in the company.

Our ownership also includes the Arbutus Inn located in midtown Victoria on Douglas St. This is a 52 unit hotel and we have various positions in the hotel from front desk agents to room attendants.

Website: www.drivenational.ca or www.arbutusinn.ca 

Position types: Full-time, part-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Sales/Hotel Front Desk Agents

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Palmer College of Chiropractic is the trusted leader in Chiropractic education. Palmer is the largest chiropractic college in the profession and offers the highest-quality chiropractic education in three locations, in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, California; and Port Orange, Florida. As a natural healthcare system, chiropractic is ideal for students interested in helping people achieve optimal health without drugs or surgery. The Palmer curriculum is a graduate-level program that is typically completed in a little more than three calendar and leads to a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. Palmer equips students with a rigorous and practical education so that they may be successful in completion of their boards, in obtaining licensure, and setting up practice.

Website: www.palmer.edu

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student discplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

PRA Health Sciences

PRA Health Sciences is committed to moving drug discovery forward. Together with our clients, we help to develop life-saving and life-improving drugs. PRA has more than 13,500 employees working in 85+ countries providing comprehensive clinical development services across all phases. From full service clinical development to the pioneering Embedded Solutions' model, PRA provides a broad spectrum of solutions that meet the demands of a diverse marketplace. As one of the top 4 CRO's in the world, PRA has worked on 100+ marketed drugs across several therapeutic areas and conducted the pivotal or supportive trials that led to FDA and/or international regulatory approval of 50+ such drugs. 

Website: www.prahs.com

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science, Science

Public Service Commission

The Public Service Commission conducts a number of recruitment activities in partnership with federal government departments, such as Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada Border Services Agency, Global Affairs, Service Canada, and the Department of National Defence.

We recruit thousands of students and graduates each year to fill positions in the federal government across Canada. there are more than 100 different organizations in the Government of Canada. We offer jobs in a wide variety of disciplines, including engineering, natural resource management, IT, human resources, architecture, trades, meteorology, criminal intelligence, forensic accounting, and more. 

Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission.html 

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

RBC

Find Your Fit at RBC

We'll provide the tools, support and flexibility to transform you from a student, into a future leader. Choose from a wide range of immersive and collaborative development programs across all of our businesses that are designed to hone in on your skills and build the career you want. Start strong and make a real difference for our clients, our communities and your future.

Website: www.rbc.com

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts

Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University is an extraordinary place of higher learning. Here, full-time students, professionals and lifelong learners can transform their education without putting their lives or careers on pause. 

All our programs are thoughtfully designed to balance both intellectual and personal growth that extends well beyond the classroom.

Website: http://www.royalroads.ca/ 

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Sherwin-Williams Canada

Sherwin-Williams is the largest coatings company in North America, and the third largest in the world. With $11 billion in sales, 4,000+ stores, and 90+ manufacturing and technical centers, we proudly serve customers in over 120 countries. Our 45,000+ employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today. 

Website: www.sherwin.com/searchcareers

Position types: Full-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business

Slegg Building Materials

Slegg has been on the job site or helping out around the house since 1947. For 70 years, Slegg has worked to become your first stop for all your building needs. Whether you are a contractor working on a large-scale project, or a DIY weekend warrior, we've got you covered.

With multiple locations across Vancouver Island, we are proud of our roots and we know the hard work and dedication that goes into every one of our customers' projects.

Website: www.slegg.com

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Trades-construction

Student Works Painting

Student Works Painting teaches university students how to run a small business in their home town. 

Website: Studentworks.ca

Position types: Full-time, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain Management Association BC (SCMABC) is the provincial body for the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) which is Canada's largest association for supply chain management professionals.

SCMABC advances and promotes the profession of supply chain management and sets the standard of excellence for professional skills, knowledge and integrity. SCMA is the principle source of supply chain training, education and professional development in the country. The SCMABC grants the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation, the highest achievement in the field and the mark of strategic leadership.

Website: www.scma.com/bc/ 

Target student disciplines: Business

Teck Resources Ltd.

Teck is Canada's largest diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with business units focused on copper, zinc, steelmaking coal and energy. We are focused on providing products that are essential to building a better quality of life for people around the globe.

Website: www.teck.com

Position types: Co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engingeering/Computer Science, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Science

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Our graduate program is one of the best pharmaceutical sciences schools in the world. If you're committed to making a difference, then you're in the right place. In our award-winning, innovative graduate studies program, you'll be learning from researchers who are world-class experts in their fields. Our research is relevant, collaborative, well-funded, evidence-based, industry-focused and proven to have a positive impact on today's global society. The work you do here changes lives. 

Website: http://pharmsci.ubc.ca/ 

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Science

University First Class Painters

University First Class Painters is a nationwide entrepreneurial system specifically designed for students. Our services include providing interior and exterior painting to both residential and commercial customers. We typically operate during the summer months but in some cases student managers choose to operate year round. 

Website: https://ufcp.ca/

Position types: Summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

University of Toronto MMPA

The MMPA (Master of Professional Accounting) program covers the core of the MBA curriculum plus those subjects that are vital for technical leadership in the accounting profession; allowing MMPA students to obtain their CPA through our 12, 24 and 27 months streams.

The MMPA program is the only program dedicated to developing both MBA and MMPA knowledge and skills delivered in an integrated academic framework and co-op work experience.

The MMPA is designed to be the most time-concentrated, Master's level gateway to professional accounting and financial markets employment, particularly for students graduating from non-business programs.

Website: http://mmpa.utoronto.ca/ 

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

UVic Counselling Services

Are you uncertain about your academic and/or career direction? Counselling Services provides career counselling for currently registered UVic students. Stop by to learn more about individual career exploration, career assessment tools, and our Career Curiosity workshops. We also offer free, confidential counselling options for students’ personal and mental health concerns.

Website: https://www.uvic.ca/services/counselling/ 

UVic School of Public Administration

The School of Public Administration offers online and on campus professional programs to learners who are planning careers in service to the public or non-profit sectors. Undergraduate Diplomas and Professional Specialization Certificates are delivered via online methods to students already employed in the federal, provincial, local or Indigenous government sectors. On campus undergraduates from other programs can also enroll in the 6-course Minor in Public Administration. Our MPA is delivered in two formats: on campus for full-time students (with a co-op requirement) and online for mid-career part-time students. The MA in Community Development is delivered online, plus summer on campus intensives.

Website: publicadmin.uvic.ca

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

UVic Global Engagement/Centre for Global Studies + Canadian International Council

Office of Global Engagement

The Office of Global Engagement (GE) has been coordinated several scholarships for UVic students who want to do international activities. All the scholarships can be found on GE’s online funding database. GE also sends out the monthly E-Newsletter with details about external funding opportunities and upcoming events, to faculty, staff, and students.

Come to visit us for information about international scholarships!

Centre for Global Studies

The Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) fosters research, reflection and action on complex issues of local, national and global importance. Located on the University of Victoria’s stunning campus, it is a collaborative community of scholars and leaders that is uniquely positioned to bridge academic research with innovative knowledge mobilization and effective community engagement.

As a truly interdisciplinary research centre exploring global and Indigenous perspectives, CFGS fosters exploration, discussion and collaboration in new and unexpected ways. The CFGS is not just a research centre, it’s an international community, purposefully designed to foster exchanges that lead to collaboration and innovation.

Visit globalcentres.org for more information.

Canadian International Council (CIC)

The Canadian International Council is an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada’s role in global affairs.  Our Victoria branch members come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including the worlds of politics, business, defence and security, media, academia and non-governmental organizations.

Website: http://thecic.org 

UVic International Co-op

Interested in working abroad? Stop by our table to find out what opportunities are available for UVic students—we facilitate work terms in more than 45 countries! During your international work term, you will develop intercultural skills, earn money while you travel and boost your employability.

Are you an international student looking to work for Canadian employers? We can provide information about how to join co-op and career development support!

VIATEC

VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council), started in 1989. Our mission is to serve as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology sector (Victoria's biggest industry).

VIATEC has the only technology job board on the Island and works closely with our members to offer a variety of events, programs and services. To better support local innovators, we acquired our own building (Fort Tectoria) where we offer flexible and affordable office space to emerging local companies along with a gathering/event space for local entrepreneurs.

Website: https://www.viatec.ca/jobs 

Position types: VIATEC members are hiring

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Medical Science, Science, HR/Marketing

West Coast College of Massage Therapy

At WCCMT, we provide competency-based education at a mastery level of education and training in the respected healthcare field of Registered Massage Therapy. Our rigorous 20-month RMT program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to provide safe, effective, and ethical patient care.

Website: www.collegeofmassage.com

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student discipline: Education

WorkBC

WorkBC is the provincial government's access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal: to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate B.C.'s labour market.

WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills. We also help employers fill jobs, find the right talent and grow their businesses.

Website: WorkBC.ca

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

WorkSafe BC

At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases do occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers' compensation system today and for future generations. We're honoured to serve the almost 2.3 million workers and 210,000 employers in our province.

Our work is challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.

Website: https://www.worksafebc.com 

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Exhibitors Oct 4, 2017

We've included information about the types of positions that these exhibitors may be looking for, plus the academic disciplines they often hire from.

If you don't see your program listed, don't worry. We encourage you to connect with the organization at the fair—they might have other opportunities available!

CPABC - Gold Sponsor

CPA BC Logo

Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is the second largest professional organization in the province. It represents over 34,000 CPA members and 5,200 CPA students and candidates. CPABC is responsible for the training and certification of CPA students, the regulation and professional development of its members, and the protection of the public through ethical standards. CPAs are valued by organizations of all types for their financial expertise, business insight, and leadership. 

Website: www.bccpa.ca

Position types: Students for CPA designation

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

RevenueWire - Gold Sponsor

RevenueWire Logo

RevenueWire is a global payment platform for companies looking to sell digital products online. Combined with world-leading services like our Performance Marketing Network, we optimize every phase of the transaction lifecycle to empower companies to grow their business.

Our flexible platform supports one-time sales and recurring payments in over 120 countries with 33 currencies in 24 languages. Our dedicated and experienced team actively connects our clients with more ways to make money whether it's boosting sales, optimizing subscriptions or offering up-sells and cross-sells.

Website: www.revenuewire.com

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Social Sciences

UBC Sauder School of Business, Diploma in Accounting - Gold Sponsor

UBC Sauder DAP Logo

Professional accounting - a respected career path that offers stimulating work, generous compensation and opportunity for growth and advancement. If you are a degree graduate aspiring to the Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation but lacking an applicable background and prerequisites, the UBC Diploma in Accounting Program (UBC DAP) bridges the gap and prepares you for your new career. 

Website: www.sauder.ubc.ca/dap

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Fine Arts, Science, Social Sciences

College Pro - Gold Sponsor

College Pro logo

College Pro is a entrepreneurship company that focuses on providing students and young people with their first opportunity to run a business. We work with these entrepreneurs by providing direct business coaching and offering franchise ownership in one of our two models; painting or window cleaning.

Website: collegepro.com

Position types: Full-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Human & Social Development

AIESEC

AIESEC is the largest non-profit organization in the word and is an entity that creates the leaders, change-makers and business-owners of tomorrow. Our local branch here in Victoria works with students to provide volunteer and paid international work placements for personal and professional development. AIESEC Victoria also works with the University of Victoria to enable students to receive funding and co-op placements through their work terms abroad. Additionally, our branch cooperates with companies in Victoria to bring international talent to work here in our city. All in all, these incoming and outgoing internships that create international opportunities for youth are facilitated by students at UVic, thereby giving our students the professional skills, global awareness and leadership development that has allowed them to define and pursue their future career paths.

Website: http://aiesec.ca

Appraisal Institute of Canada - BC

The Appraisal Institute of CanadaBC (AIC-BC) is the provincial association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) within British Columbia and the Yukon. Established in 1973, AIC-BC represents approximately 1,000 members and delivers AIC's member programs and services within the region. AIC-BC's objective is to serve the profession and the public by implementing policies and programs to ensure the appraisal profession is advanced and the public is protected. 

Website: www.appraisal.bc.ca

Position types: Membership organization

Target student disciplines: Business

Bambora

With products designed to simplify the payment experience, entrepreneurs finally have a partner they can rely on -- online, in-store, and in-app. Founded in 2015, Bambora is a collection of companies with decades of experience in the payments industry. Now a global presence, with over 600 employees in 7 countries. 

Website: https://www.bambora.com/en/ca/

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

BC Hydro

BC Hydro is the largest electric utility in BC and one of North America's leading providers of clean, renewable energy. Our company's business activities focus on the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.

At BC Hydro, we provide our employees with challenging roles, opportunities for advancement and a healthy work-life balance. Opportunities for students and graduates include Co-op roles, Power Smart Representatives, Engineers in Training, Graduate Technologists in Training and Apprentices.

Check out what BC Hydro has to offer you today! bchydro.com/careers 

Website: www.bchydro.com  

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science

BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Engineering Branch

Our Vision:

EXCELLENCE IN ENGINEERING
Empowered People | Effective Business | Safe Resource Roads | Public and Environmental Safety

What does this mean?

  • We really do seek excellence in our engineering practices - in providing advice, services, and our support to our clients. Not only WHAT we provide, but also HOW we provide it.
  • Our people are our most important resource. We endeavour to support a workforce that feels empowered in the work they do and the contributions they make.
  • Our business is effective - we aspire to be effective in our business processes, including cost effective solutions and delivery.
  • Our resource roads are safe.
  • Not only are the roads safe, we aspire to ensure safety is a consideration in all that we do, for both the public, our staff and the environment.

Our Mission:

To provide a safe resource road network which balances public, community, First Nations, commercial and industrial use. This is done in a strategic and collaborative manner through sound engineering advice, services and support to foster safe access, protection of the environment, and public safety.

What does this mean?

The mission is all about the purpose of the branch. This statement answers the following: 

  • What do we do? We provide a safe resource road network.
  • Why do we do it? To foster safe road access, protection of the environment, and public safety.
  • Who do we do it for? The public, communities, First Nations, commercial and industrial interests.
  • How do we do it? We operate in a strategic and collaborative manner through sound engineering advice, services and support.

Website: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/natural-resource-use/resource-roads 

Position types: Full-time, co-op, general recruitment

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Forestry

BC Transit

BC Transit is a provincial crown corporation and coordinates the delivery of safe, reliable, cost-efficient and market-focused transit services in British Columbia outside of the Greater Vancouver region.  Working in partnership with local governments and private companies, BC Transit provides direct services in fleet acquisition and management, contract administration, transit planning, marketing and financial services.

This position is based in Victoria which is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Victoria (regional population 330,000) is the capital of British Columbia and a community of choice for many, due to our temperate climate, natural beauty and diverse economic opportunities. Victoria is an international resort destination with a transportation network that includes airport, helicopter and seaplane services, buses, ferry and cruise ships.  

Website: www.bctransit.com

Position types: Co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Human & Social Development

Black Duck Software

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck Software's industry-leading products to secure and manage open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, London, Belfast, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Vancouver, Seoul and Beijing. 

Website: https://www.blackducksoftware.com/

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science

Canadian Armed Forces

Experience unique adventures, stimulating challenges, rewarding friendships and the chance to see and shape the world while serving your country. The many career options in the Canadian Armed Forces will leave you uniquely positioned to excel at any job, no matter where your career path leads you. 

Website: forces.ca

Position types: Full-time, part-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Science, Social Sciences

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) is Canada's leading naturopathic medicine education provider. CCNM offers a four-year, full-time naturopathic medicine program; the only Doctor of Naturopathy degree in Canada.

CCNM is home to the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC), a teaching clinic that provides treatment by student interns working under the direct supervision of regulated naturopathic doctors. The RSNC has been providing natural health care for over 30 years, with approximately 25,000 patient visits each year.

Website: www.ccnm.edu 

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Centre for Digital Media

The Master of Digital Media program is a 16-month graduate program that engages students through coursework and projects to develop essential communication, collaboration & leadership skills. The unique curriculum meets the needs of new and expanding digital media markets.

The Master of Digital Media program develops six core competencies. Together they comprise a skill set and an approach to building, managing, and leading digital media projects: teamwork, design process, articulation, self-awareness, information literacy, and time management.

Website: https://thecdm.ca/

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Science

Colliers

Colliers is the leader in global real estate services, defined by our spirit of enterprise. Through a culture of service excellence and a shared sense of initiative, we integrate the resources of real estate specialists worldwide to accelerate the success of our partners. Putting into action our values of Service, Expertise, Community and Fun, we foster a collaborative, fun culture and give back to the places where we live and work. Our most valuable resource is our people: energetic, innovative thinkers who care equally about doing great work and providing exemplary service to clients and to one another.

We are successful because we enjoy what we do!

Website: http://www.collierscanada.com/ 

Position types: Full-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science, Urban Planning/Development, Geography, Entrepreneur

DND/Maritime Forces Pacific

Maritime Forces Pacific is responsible to Commander Royal Canadian Navy (CRCN) "to generate, maintain, and sustain an armed capability to guard Canada's Pacific maritime approaches, and to contribute forces to meet national, domestic and overseas commitments, in order to enhance international peace and security". 

Website: www.jobs.gc.ca

Position types: Co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

Economic Science Institute, Chapman University

The genesis of the Economic Science Institute was an experiment professor Vernon L. Smith conducted in an introductory economics class in 1956. He had an innovative vision of a better method for researching and teaching economics. The experiment led to the field of Experimental Economics, and Smith's groundbreaking work earned him a share of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Science.

Using that recognition as a springboard, in 2008 Chapman's Argyros School of Business and Economics announced the Economic Science Institute, founded by Smith and fellow professors John Dickhaut, David Porter, Stephen Rassenti and Bart Wilson. 

Website: http://www.chapman.edu/research/institutes-and-centers/economic-science-institute/

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Math

ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc.

ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of ESIT Canada, is a world-class IT outsourcing company that prides itself on creating an award-winning environment for employees to grow and work in. ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc. (formerly known as Hewlett Packard Advanced Solutions - HPAS) was formed in 2004 to provide unionized outsourcing services to the BC public sector marketplace. In November 2004, a contract was signed with the British Columbia Ministry of Small Business and Revenue to provide revenue management and information technology services to the province. We began with 177 government employees in 2004 and as a result of contracts signed with the British Columbia Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services in 2009 and the BC Pension Corporation in 2013 for hosting and data centre services, we now employ 469 staff and approximately 30 contractors.

Our fundamental operating philosophy is "people first". Every aspect of our business involves collaboration between our employees and leadership team, including the creation of our vision statement; "to be recognized by industry, clients and employees as Canada's #1 provider of labour-friendly business process and technology services." The creation and maintenance of our labour-friendly work environment is a winning strategy that has propelled our success. We take great pride in building a loyal, productive and happy workforce that embraces employees in all aspects of our business.

ESIT Canada has a culture of fostering innovation in the workplace. As a subsidiary of DXC Technology, ESIT Canada is part of the world's leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. Created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries. The company's technology independence, global talent and extensive partner network combine to deliver powerful next-generation IT services and solutions. DXC Technology is recognized among the best corporate citizens globally. For more information, visit www.dxc.technology.

Our vast intellectual property portfolio and global research and development capabilities are part of an innovation roadmap designed to help organizations of all sizesfrom global enterprises to local startupstransition from traditional technology platforms to the IT systems of the future.

Some of our customers run traditional IT environments. Most are transitioning to a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-friendly infrastructure. Many rely on a combination of both. Wherever they are in that journey, we provide the technology and solutions to help them succeed.

Website: http://www.dxcas.com/ 

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op, casual

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

Goethe Institut

The Goethe Institut is the official German cultural institute.

Website: www.goethe.de/toronto 

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

GoodLife Fitness

At GoodLife we believe in creating fitness careers in an environment that enriches people's lives. GoodLife team members are motivated to succeed and it is each person's passion that determines their growth. Enrich your life and the lives of your members on a daily basis.

Website: www.goodlifefitness.com 

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Law, Science

Homewood Health Solutions

Homewood Health is Canada's leader in mental health and addiction services and we offer the most comprehensive and integrated continuum of services available in Canada. We are redefining mental health and addiction services to help Canadians live healthier, more productive and more fulfilling lives. 

Website: www.homewoodhealth.com

Position types: Full-time, part-time

Target student disciplines: Human & Social Development, Medical Sciences, Science

INGrooves

INgrooves Music Group is committed to powering creativity in today's dynamic music marketplace by providing the best distribution, marketing and rights management tools and services to content creators and owners. We develop state-of-the-art, cost-efficient and scalable technology platforms, and our partners benefit from our experienced, knowledgeable people, our unparalleled commitment to customer service and our thoughtful marketing solutions that drive results. We aspire to be the most transparent and solution-driven partner for all of the labels & artists we work with. We believe this approach helps us and our partners succeed today and for years to come.

INgrooves was founded in 2002 with a mission to create the "digital record label of the future". As one of the first independent distribution companies to partner with iTunes, the start-up began to build its retail network. In its early days, The San Francisco Business Times profiled the company and called INgrooves "a powerful growing force to decentralize the power base of the music industry". Partnership by partnership, INgrooves has ultimately built a global retail network of over 600 services & storefronts.

Website: http://www.ingrooves.com/

Position types: Co-op

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science

Integra Support Services

Integra Support Services is a community-based agency that provides person and family-centered supports for people with diverse abilities on Vancouver Island. 

Website: http://integrasupportservices.com/

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op

Target student disciplines: Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Other: Finance and HR

M'akola Development Services

M'akola Development Services (M'akola) is a professional consulting firm that is committed to supporting vibrant, diverse communities across British Columbia. Our clients are located in communities spanning the entire province, from the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, to the City of Vancouver, the Okanagan region, and beyond.

M'akola has over 30 years of experience in planning, developing, and operating quality, multi-family projects for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal clients.

Our interdisciplinary team partners with non-profit organizations, all levels of government, Aboriginal communities, and private industry to examine social and economic opportunities to develop collaborative, sustainable, and unique development solutions that respect the past while building for the community of tomorrow.

We value local knowledge and expertise, and strongly believe if a development is to meet the needs of the community and enhance quality of life, participation and support from the community is critical. Depending on the needs of the community, our team is utilized for specific phases of a project or we provide the full spectrum of development services, from concept to community.

Website: http://makoladevelopment.com/ 

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Social Sciences, Other: Indigenous Studies

Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver provides services to over 2 million residents of the region while operating within a framework for sustainability. Our success in providing these services depends on the work of more than 1,200 talented employees, including 150 engineers. 

Website: www.metrovancouver.org

Position types: Full-time, part-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science

National Car and Truck/Arbutus Inn

Our Company is National Car & Truck Rentals/Sales. We have National Car Rental locations throughout Vancouver Island. 5 locations are in Victoria including the Victoria Airport. We hire and train, car rental agents, accounting positions and other various position in the company.

Our ownership also includes the Arbutus Inn located in midtown Victoria on Douglas St. This is a 52 unit hotel and we have various positions in the hotel from front desk agents to room attendants.

Website: www.drivenational.ca or www.arbutusinn.ca 

Position types: Full-time, part-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Sales/Hotel Front Desk Agents

Northeastern University Seattle

We are a United States, top-40, private, research based institution that focuses on Master's and Doctorate degrees in over 45 programs from STEM, business, leadership, government, etc. We also have a special program to allow students without a strong technical background to obtain a Master's Degree in Computer Science. In addition to all of this we are committed to student careers and are top 2 in the nation in career services. 

Website: www.northeastern.edu/seattle/ 

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Palmer College of Chiropractic is the trusted leader in Chiropractic education. Palmer is the largest chiropractic college in the profession and offers the highest-quality chiropractic education in three locations, in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, California; and Port Orange, Florida. As a natural healthcare system, chiropractic is ideal for students interested in helping people achieve optimal health without drugs or surgery. The Palmer curriculum is a graduate-level program that is typically completed in a little more than three calendar and leads to a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. Palmer equips students with a rigorous and practical education so that they may be successful in completion of their boards, in obtaining licensure, and setting up practice.

Website: www.palmer.edu

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student discplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Project Management Institute, Vancouver Island Chapter

The Project Management Institute, Vancouver Island Chapter (PMIVI) is the local Chapter of Project Management Institute - a global organization behind the Project Management Professional Certification which is the most recognized professional credential/designation in the World. PMI promotes Project Manager profession and careers in PM, good project management practices and releases PMBOK - Project Management Body of Knowledge. 

Website: PMIVI.ca

Position types: Promotes careers in project management

Target student disciplines: Bueinss, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Ross University School of Medicine

Founded in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine offers a MD degree program administered by a faculty whose primary responsibility is teaching. The Basic Sciences curriculum is delivered at our high tech campus in Dominica. This organ systems-based curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire and master basic sciences concepts and prepare to integrate knowledge of these concepts into clinical care. Clinical rotations are completed at affiliated US teaching hospitals. Ross has an alumni network of over 13,000 MDs across Canada and the US. 658 former and current Ross graduates attained residencies across 15 disciplines of medicine in 2017. Students may be eligible for provincial student loans and/or bank lines of credit programs, and Ross offers scholarships for students who qualify. The School of Medicine has three class starts a year in September, January and May.

Website: medical.rossu.edu

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Medical Sciences, Science

Slegg Building Materials

Slegg has been on the job site or helping out around the house since 1947. For 70 years, Slegg has worked to become your first stop for all your building needs. Whether you are a contractor working on a large-scale project, or a DIY weekend warrior, we've got you covered.

With multiple locations across Vancouver Island, we are proud of our roots and we know the hard work and dedication that goes into every one of our customers' projects.

Website: www.slegg.com

Position types: Full-time, part-time, co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Trades-construction

Student Works Painting

Student Works Painting teaches university students how to run a small business in their home town. 

Website: Studentworks.ca

Position types: Full-time, summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Teck Resources Ltd.

Teck is Canada's largest diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with business units focused on copper, zinc, steelmaking coal and energy. We are focused on providing products that are essential to building a better quality of life for people around the globe.

Website: www.teck.com

Position types: Co-op

Target student disciplines: Business, Engingeering/Computer Science, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Science

University First Class Painters

University First Class Painters is a nationwide entrepreneurial system specifically designed for students. Our services include providing interior and exterior painting to both residential and commercial customers. We typically operate during the summer months but in some cases student managers choose to operate year round. 

Website: https://ufcp.ca/

Position types: Summer

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

University of Toronto MMPA

The MMPA (Master of Professional Accounting) program covers the core of the MBA curriculum plus those subjects that are vital for technical leadership in the accounting profession; allowing MMPA students to obtain their CPA through our 12, 24 and 27 months streams.

The MMPA program is the only program dedicated to developing both MBA and MMPA knowledge and skills delivered in an integrated academic framework and co-op work experience.

The MMPA is designed to be the most time-concentrated, Master's level gateway to professional accounting and financial markets employment, particularly for students graduating from non-business programs.

Website: http://mmpa.utoronto.ca/ 

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

UVic Counselling Services

Are you uncertain about your academic and/or career direction? Counselling Services provides career counselling for currently registered UVic students. Stop by to learn more about individual career exploration, career assessment tools, and our Career Curiosity workshops. We also offer free, confidential counselling options for students’ personal and mental health concerns.

Website: https://www.uvic.ca/services/counselling/ 

UVic School of Public Administration

The School of Public Administration offers online and on campus professional programs to learners who are planning careers in service to the public or non-profit sectors. Undergraduate Diplomas and Professional Specialization Certificates are delivered via online methods to students already employed in the federal, provincial, local or Indigenous government sectors. On campus undergraduates from other programs can also enroll in the 6-course Minor in Public Administration. Our MPA is delivered in two formats: on campus for full-time students (with a co-op requirement) and online for mid-career part-time students. The MA in Community Development is delivered online, plus summer on campus intensives.

Website: publicadmin.uvic.ca

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

UVic Global Engagement/Centre for Global Studies + Canadian International Council

Office of Global Engagement

The Office of Global Engagement (GE) has been coordinated several scholarships for UVic students who want to do international activities. All the scholarships can be found on GE’s online funding database. GE also sends out the monthly E-Newsletter with details about external funding opportunities and upcoming events, to faculty, staff, and students.

Come to visit us for information about international scholarships!

Centre for Global Studies

The Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) fosters research, reflection and action on complex issues of local, national and global importance. Located on the University of Victoria’s stunning campus, it is a collaborative community of scholars and leaders that is uniquely positioned to bridge academic research with innovative knowledge mobilization and effective community engagement.

As a truly interdisciplinary research centre exploring global and Indigenous perspectives, CFGS fosters exploration, discussion and collaboration in new and unexpected ways. The CFGS is not just a research centre, it’s an international community, purposefully designed to foster exchanges that lead to collaboration and innovation.

Visit globalcentres.org for more information.

Canadian International Council (CIC)

The Canadian International Council is an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada’s role in global affairs.  Our Victoria branch members come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including the worlds of politics, business, defence and security, media, academia and non-governmental organizations.

Website: http://thecic.org 

UVic International Co-op

Interested in working abroad? Stop by our table to find out what opportunities are available for UVic students—we facilitate work terms in more than 45 countries! During your international work term, you will develop intercultural skills, earn money while you travel and boost your employability.

Are you an international student looking to work for Canadian employers? We can provide information about how to join co-op and career development support!

VIATEC

VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council), started in 1989. Our mission is to serve as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology sector (Victoria's biggest industry).

VIATEC has the only technology job board on the Island and works closely with our members to offer a variety of events, programs and services. To better support local innovators, we acquired our own building (Fort Tectoria) where we offer flexible and affordable office space to emerging local companies along with a gathering/event space for local entrepreneurs.

Website: https://www.viatec.ca/jobs 

Position types: VIATEC members are hiring

Target student disciplines: Business, Engineering/Computer Science, Medical Science, Science, HR/Marketing

West Coast College of Massage Therapy

At WCCMT, we provide competency-based education at a mastery level of education and training in the respected healthcare field of Registered Massage Therapy. Our rigorous 20-month RMT program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to provide safe, effective, and ethical patient care.

Website: www.collegeofmassage.com

Position types: Graduate and professional programs

Target student discipline: Education

West Fraser

West Fraser is the largest diversified wood products company in North America with over 8,500 employees in 47 operations throughout Western Canada and the Southern United States. We produce lumber (spruce, pine, fir and southern yellow pine), panels, pulp, newsprint, wood chips and bioenergy. We were recently nominated in 2017 as Canada's Best Employer, BC's Top Employer and Canada's Top Employer for Young People. 

Website: westfraser.com

Position types: Co-op, summer

Target student disciplines: Engineering/Computer Science, Science, Other: Forestry/Environment

WorkBC

WorkBC is the provincial government's access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal: to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate B.C.'s labour market.

WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills. We also help employers fill jobs, find the right talent and grow their businesses.

Website: WorkBC.ca

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

WorkSafe BC

At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases do occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers' compensation system today and for future generations. We're honoured to serve the almost 2.3 million workers and 210,000 employers in our province.

Our work is challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.

Website: https://www.worksafebc.com 

Position types: Full-time

Target student disciplines: Business, Education, Engineering/Computer Science, Fine Arts, Human & Social Development, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Law, Science, Social Sciences

Career Corner + Makerspace

We have two exciting initiatives at this year's fair! Check them out during the fair in the SUB Upper Lounge across the hall!

Get on-site support at the Career Corner

Stop by to connect with our career educators!

  • Learn how to make the most of the fair at the Presentation Corner
  • Get advice about employment and grad school options at the Coaching Corner
  • Research employer organizations and grad schools at the Resource Corner

Make yourself stand out at our Makerspace

A place for you to create material to help you stand out to employers. Leave with a concrete career takeaway! All services are free.

  • Get a professional LinkedIn photo taken at the Photo Station
  • Check out sample portfolios for ideas on what to include in yours at the Portfolio Station

Prepare for the fair

Career fairs are an excellent way to see jobs in your field of study, meet employers and expand your network. If you prepare yourself for the fair ahead of time you will get the most out of it.

Before the fair

  • Give some thought to what you hope to accomplish at the fair
  • Identify the companies you want to connect with and research them in advance
  • Prepare a list of questions you want to ask exhibitors (see "How to talk with exhibitors" section on this page)
  • Print some résumés and prepare any other material you want to bring along (business cards, examples of your work, etc)

During the fair

  • Wait your turn in line
  • Introduce yourself, offer a handshake and ask your questions
  • Allow time for the employer to respond and listen
  • Take notes
  • Ask the employer for a business card
  • Ask if you can call the employer to follow up
  • Find out if the employer plans to hire in the future
  • Thank everyone you speak with
  • Record the information you collect for future reference, especially the names, positions and contact information of the people you meet at the fair

After the fair

  • Send a thank you note to those you met at the fair
  • If there appeared to be immediate or future employment opportunities with a company, send your résumé and cover letter and make reference to meeting at the fair

How to talk with exhibitors

Not sure what to say when you're at the fair? Exhibitors want to speak with you! They are looking for talented students to help their organization and this is a great opportunity for you to make a good impression. Use these tips if you're having trouble thinking of conversation starters.

How to introduce yourself to exhibitors

An effective introduction includes your name and some information about yourself.

Here is a sample introduction:

'Good morning. My name is [name] (pause for handshake).

I am working on [degree] and I am looking for information about work in the area of [your area of interest]. I read on your website that you have internships for new graduates interested in this area. I would be interested in applying for one of those internships.'

At this point you and the recruiter will have a brief conversation, during which you can ask some questions about the internship or the organization. You will find out more about the application process, and possibly leave your résumé with the recruiter.

Sample questions to ask exhibitors

  • How does one enter this field?
  • How did you enter it?
  • What are typical entry-level jobs like?
  • What skills (aptitudes, interests, and personal characteristics) are important for this work?
  • What is (are) the most relevant major(s) for this work? What are the educational/training requirements?
  • Are there any specific courses you recommend that I take?
  • Would I need more than an undergraduate degree for employment or advancement?
  • What are the prospects for this work in Victoria? What are the prospects elsewhere?
  • What kinds of positions will you be recruiting for and from which academic backgrounds?
  • Do you hire students for the summer (or co-op work terms)?
  • When and how do you advertise your available positions?
  • Do you have any advice for someone who is interested in working in the field?
  • Can you suggest materials I should read to learn more about it? How important is having related experience?
  • Could you suggest any volunteer work that might help me gain experience in this area? What is the culture like at your workplace?
  • What do you like most about your work?
  • What, if anything, do you not like?

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