Online summer job expo

Shift into Summer

Thinking about your summer job prospects? This online job expo can help you kick your work search into higher gear. Shift into Summer has wrapped up for 2017 - check back in April 2018 for new featured job postings.

Summer job search prep

Get ready for your job search by exploring some of our most popular job hunt resources:

Prepare to search for work (résumé, cover letter and interview info)

We have everything you need for your summer job hunt.

  • Online resources: Our resources on résumés, interviews and applying for jobs are packed with information, samples, templates and practice questions. 
  • Skill and competency development: Use the resources on the build your skills page to identify and describe your skills and competencies in your résumé and interview - you'll be able to better market yourself to employers.
  • Career workshops: Check out our free recurring career workshops on résumés, interviewing, networking and using LinkedIn in your job search.

Meet with a career educator

For one-on one help, you can meet with a career educator who specializes in helping students in your field of study.

Check the drop-in schedule or make an appointment through Learning in Motion.

Register for the Navigator Program

Know what kind of work you want, but aren't sure how to get there? 

Navigator is a self-paced online program offered to students and alumni who are engaged in an active search for career-related work.

This free program will help you:

  • create effective work search tools
  • organize your work search process
  • develop strong networking skills

Learn more and register

Fresh summer job postings - updated every Friday - now finished

From April 5 - May 19, we updated this page with new summer postings that we pulled from around the web. While Shift into Summer is now closed for 2017, you can check out popular job posting sites below.

UVic Co-op and Career does not pre-screen employer organizations or endorse their products or services.

Want to search on your own? Start here.

We've compiled a list of popular job posting sites to help you get started. Explore these sites to find a wide range of work opportunities, plus learn how to gain valuable experience as a volunteer and how to leverage social media in your work search.

Explore the following job posting sites for industry-specific job opportunities:

Accounting and auditing

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Arts and culture

Business and administration

Communications, public relations and marketing directories

Community and social services

Diversity

Education (K-12)

Education (post-secondary)

Engineering and information technology

Environmental and life sciences

Finance, banking and insurance

Banks and credit unions

Insurance Companies

Government

  • Govjobs.ca (links to federal, provincial and municipal job posting sites across Canada)

Municipal/regional

Provincial/Territorial

Federal

International

Health

Hospitality and tourism

Manufacturing, fashion and construction

Mining, oil and gas

Recreation centres and facilities

Sales and service

Transportation

Utilities

If you're already in classes, working part-time or just looking to pick up some new skills, volunteering is a great option. Check out our volunteer resources page for tons of information and volunteer opportunities, or check out posting sites below.

Opportunities at UVic

There are tons of opportunities to volunteer right here on campus. Here are some popular options:

  • Student Affairs: Volunteer in August and September to help new students transition smoothly to UVic. Our general event volunteers and tour guides deliver campus-wide events like UVic’s Weeks of Welcome (Orientation) while building communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills. Find details here or contact Kate Hollefreund.
  • Co-operative Education Program and Career Services: Volunteer for our events in September to practice your communication, time management, problem-solving and public relations skills—contact evcoop@uvic.ca to ask about volunteer opoortunities. Want an advanced leadership position? Become a career ambassador! You'll support other students by helping with résumés, cover letters and job searches. 
  • Counselling Services: CS recruits senior students into their Peer Helping program. This is an awesome opportunity for students interested in helping fellow students. You'll learn about campus resources, mental health, diversity and human ethics and boundaries while using your communication and self-awareness skills. 
  • English Language Centre: Want to learn about another culture and make an international friend? Join the Conversation Partner Program to chat with an English as a Second Language (ESL) student and help him or her practice English. Please email conversationpartner@uvic.ca for an application.
  • Equity and Human Rights Office: Join Human Rights Education Volunteers (HREV) to promote inclusive, respectful and welcoming study and work environments on campus. As a volunteer, you'll provide educational workshops and materials related to social justice and human rights to the UVic community. For information, please contact Moussa Magassa.
  • Health Services: If you're interested in health and wellness (nursing, exercise physiology, education, etc), become a Student Health 101 Volunteers. Enthusiastic and passionate volunteers are needed to help out with an e-magazine created specifically for university students. In this position, you'll practice your public speaking, creative and video skills. For details, please contact Sara Wegwitz.
  • Office of International Affairs: The Office of International Affairs coordinates International Education Week (IEW) week every fall. IEW volunteers use their teamwork, communication and customer service skills in promoting the university and international experiences. For details, please contact Paula Ceroni.
  • Alumni Relations: Are you a UVic student or graduate? Meet UVic friends in Victoria and around the world while gaining valuable experience for your résumé as a volunteer with the UVic Alumni Association! You can volunteer as a UVic student ambassador, on committees and branches, for social and networking events and more. Find details and contact info here.
  • University of Victoria Students’ Society: Recruits for many volunteer opportunities, including food bank workers, political campaign volunteers and special event volunteers. You'll support fellow students and gain valuable skills—from budgeting to campaign management. You can also volunteer with UVSS clubs and course unions, allowing you to meet other students passionate about the same things as you

Opportunities posted on Learning in Motion

Many organizations post volunteer opportunities on LearninginMotionl. To log in to the portal and see these postings, simply sign up for a free student or alumni account using your Netlink ID.

Opportunities in Canada

Check out these external directories to make a connection that’s right for you.

  • Volunteer Victoria: The primary recruitment and referral centre for the Greater Victoria Region. It can connect you with over 600 volunteer opportunities through its online database. Plus it provides individualized placement support to young people aged 15 to 29.
  • Canadian Volunteer Directory: Managed by Canadian-Universities.net, this resource is organized by category, city, town, county and province. The volunteer database is made up of over 4,000 categorized non-profit organizations and agencies from over 500 locations across Canada.
  • GoVolunteer: Lists volunteer opportunities with over 1,500 organizations in BC and Alberta.
  • Charity Village: A centralized site where the Canadian non-profit sector posts volunteer opportunities, resources and more.

International opportunities

Here is a short selection of volunteer service organizations - check out our volunteer page for questions to ask yourself when seeking international volunteer experience:

  • Volunteer BaseCamp: BaseCamps Volunteer Abroad Program is one of the longest running and most affordable international volunteer programs in the world. Since 1998, the program has coordinated international volunteers working on projects with small community groups, non-governmental organizations and institutions seeking volunteer assistance. This program places volunteers all over the world and includes extensive in-country orientation and training.
  • Latitude Global Volunteering: Latitude has operated in the field of international volunteering for over 40 years.  It places and supports student volunteers around the world.
  • GoAbroad: This US-based site provides a comprehensive international education and volunteering database.
  • International Volunteer Directory: Created by the staff of Experiential Learning International (ELI), this US not-for-profit organization specializes in international volunteer programs. The site provides excellent advice and information about volunteering abroad and provides a listing of ELI opportunities. 
  • CrossContinental Solutions: Offers flexible intern and volunteer abroad programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America with meals, accommodation, on-site support hotline and more.
  • Cross-Cultural Solutions: A not-for-profit organization that operates international volunteer programs in twelve countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 
  • uVolunteer: An international volunteer abroad program that works with NGOs, governments, grassroots organizations and private partners to offer volunteer projects.