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Job postings

Co-op jobs

If you’re a current UVic co-op student, you can search jobs posted by co-op employers on Learning in Motion. To access these postings, join co-op!

Full-time, part-time, casual or tutor positions

Log in to Learning in Motion for postings or to register as a tutor. Check out the tabs below for other job posting sites (local and international).

Volunteer positions

Search Learning in Motion for volunteer positions, or check out our volunteer resources or Volunteer Victoria.

Jobs on campus

Search Learning in Motion for on-campus postings or check out the Work Study Program, which provides part-time on-campus work experience for eligible students with financial need. You can also browse UVic Careers (UVic HR) or pursue job ideas with UVic departments listed at the bottom of this page ("Who hires on campus?").

Jobs abroad

Visit GoinGlobal (subscription sponsored by UVic Co-op and Career) for jobs abroad, country guides and cultural information. You can also check out the international job postings sites listed below or read our working abroad section for more info.

General job
posting sites

Co-op and Career is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Co-op and Career staff picks

Co-op and Career staff picks

Jobs in BC

Jobs in BC

Jobs across Canada

Jobs across Canada

Job posting sites
by industry

Co-op and Career is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Accounting and auditing

Accounting and auditing
Accounting firms

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Art and culture

Art and culture
Specific employers

Business and administration

Business and administration

Communications, public relations and marketing

Communications, public relations and marketing

Community, social services and nonprofits

Community, social services and nonprofits
Specific employers
Diversity

Education (K-12)

Education (K-12)
Victoria area school districts
Other Victoria area schools

Education (post-secondary)

Education (post-secondary)
BC post-secondary institutions

Engineering and information technology

Engineering and information technology
Specific employers

Environment, ecology and life sciences

Environment, ecology and life sciences

Finance, banking and insurance

Finance, banking and insurance
Banks and credit unions
Insurance companies

Government

Government
  • Govjobs.ca (links to federal, provincial and municipal job posting sites across Canada)
Municipal/regional
Provincial/Territorial
Federal
International

Health

Health
Specific employers

Hospitality and tourism

Hospitality and tourism
Specific employers
Cruise lines

Manufacturing and construction

Manufacturing and construction

Mining, oil and gas

Mining, oil and gas
Specific employers

Recreation and sport

Recreation and sport
Recreation centres and facilities
Summer camps

Sales and service

Sales and service
Victoria area shopping centres

Supply chain

Supply chain

Transportation

Transportation

Utilities

Utilities

International job
posting sites

Co-op and Career is not responsible for the content of external websites.

All countries

All countries

Europe

Europe  

Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific

Africa

Africa

Middle East

Middle East

South America

South America

Who hires
on campus?

These listings are meant to provide you with some leads but may be outdated, so please be sure to refer to specific departments for up-to-date information.

Athletics and Recreation

Athletics and Recreation

Sample positions:

  • Intramural League managers and officials
  • Fitness room supervisors
  • Fitness instructors
  • Facility attendants
  • Instructors for recreation fitness, and sports activities
  • Lifeguards
  • Event staff
  • Summer and camp leaders, counselors, camp director

Hiring procedures:

  • Postings for athletics will appear on the Vikes Athletics website and postings for recreation will appear on the Vikes Rec website.
  • The department often posts employment opportunities on Learning in Motion
  • Applications will be accepted at Career Services only when a position is posted.
  • Hire casually and part-time during August, the first three weeks of September, and various times throughout the year.

Bookstore

Bookstore

Offices located in: Campus Services Building

Positions:

  • Cashiers
  • Runners in textbooks
  • Receiving

Hiring procedures:

  • Student Cashier/Bookstore Staff - Hire students for part-time and casual cashiers/bookstore staff, start hiring the second week of August (apply in person) 
    • Employment is usually short - approx. 2 to 3 weeks
    • Rehire a lot of returning students
    • Hire in the 1st or 2nd week of December for January
    • Hire in the 1st or 2nd week of June for July
    • Looking for cashiers with experience in large, busy stores, or banks
    • For receiving, must be physically fit in order to lift heavy boxes up to 50 lbs.
    • Contact Bookstore Manager to apply. Bring a completed application form (can be found on the Bookstore website or in-store), resume and class schedule.
  • Regalia Assistants - The Bookstore often hires students as casual employees to hand out Regalia during UVIC’s Spring and Fall Convocations.
    • Jobs are temporary - usually for only 4 or 5 days
    • The shifts are usually for 6 hours, but may run for 5-7 hours.
    • The pay rate is $ 16.84/hr.
    • Will be posted on Learning in Motion when available.
  • Other positions - If you are interested in more than 15 hours a week and/or a more permanent position at the University, please visit UVic Careers for up-to-date job postings.

Campus Security Services

Campus Security Services

Offices located in: Campus Security Services Building, the building with the clock tower next to the bus loop.

Positions: (when available)

  • Casual office assistance

Hiring procedures:

Campus tours

Campus tours

Offices located in: University Centre

Positions:

  • Campus tour guides

Rate of pay: Ranges from $10.25/ hour to $15/ hour

Hiring procedures:

  • Accepts resumes on an ongoing basis
  • Hires throughout the year
  • Apply in-person with a copy of your resume or via email to welcome@uvic.ca
  • Positions may be posted on Learning in Motion, however it is best to inquire directly

More information about Campus tours can be found on their website

Development and External Relations

Development and External Relations

Positions: Student callers

  • Solicit donations from alumni and friends
  • Update data such as mailing addresses
  • Answer questions and provide information on upcoming events

Rate of Pay: $10-$11/hr

Hiring procedures:

  • Positions are available year-round. Hiring takes place in September, January and April.
  • Hours: Monday to Wednesday 5-9 pm, Thursday 4-8 pm, Saturday 10am - 2 pm, Sunday 2-6 pm.
  • Must be committed to work a minimum of two shifts per week (4 hours per shift)
  • Normally posted on Learning in Motion when available
  • Must be enrolled as a UVic student
  • Interested applicants should forward resumes directly to agdevt@uvic.ca with "Student Caller Position" in the subject line.

Graduate Students' Society

Graduate Students' Society

Offices and Restaurant located in: The George & Ida Halpern Centre for Graduate Students

Positions:

Institute for Studies & Innovation in Community-University Engagement (ISICUE)

Institute for Studies & Innovation in Community-University Engagement (ISICUE)

Positions:

  • Positions at ISICUE are related to community-university engagement, event planning, communications and project support
  • Typically 1-2 work study positions are posted in September
  • Other students may be hired throughout the year depending on project funding

Hiring procedures:

  • Positions are posted on the ISICUE website and often shared on their social media profiles
  • Application procedures are specified in job postings but typically include submitting a resume, cover letter and references
  • Contact cue@uvic.ca for more information

Legacy Art Galleries

Legacy Art Galleries

Offices Located in: Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates St.

Positions:

  • Curatorial assistants and administration. For the summer we usually have two full time positions funded by Young Canada Works.
  • Work Study positions are often available Sept-April.

Rate of Pay: According to UVic pay scale for Specialist/Instructional positions.

Hiring Procedures:

  • Varies depending on grants/funding
  • Part-time September - April
  • Full-time positions available June to August
  • Normally posted on our Learning in Motion or students may apply directly with their résumé by email to curator@uvic.ca
  • Hire students in Fine Arts, Humanities, Cultural Resource Management, Social Sciences
  • Co-op students from Humanities, Fine Arts and Professional Writing and Social Sciences for 1-2 work terms

Purchasing Services

Purchasing Services

Offices Located in: Saunders Annex

Positions:

  • Student casual positions on occasion
  • Co-op positions available through Learning in Motion
  • Other positions occasionally available through UVic Careers

Rate of Pay: Rate varies with job type but generally union rates of approximately $17.79/hr

Hiring Procedures:

Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization

Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization

Positions: Industry Liaison Assistant

  • Supporting event planning, market research, and liaising with faculty members, researchers and industry
  • Assisting with intellectual property management, compiling data and creating reports
  • Usually a 4-month co-op term

Rate of pay: Rate varies, but generally approximately $2500/month

Hiring Procedures:

Residence Services

Residence Services

Offices located in: Craigdarroch Office Building (near Cadboro Commons)

Positions:

  • Residence Life and Education student staff (primarily live-in positions)
  • Bed Makers (Summer term only)
  • Front Desk Clerks (Summer and Winter terms)

Hiring Procedures

Temporary Staffing Solutions (TSS)

Temporary Staffing Solutions (TSS)

Positions:

TSS coordinates casual, on-call staff positions at UVic. Students can set their own availability to work around class schedules and can work in a variety of positions including:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Project support
  • Campus ambassadors

Hiring Procedures:

  • Resumes are accepted throughout the year
  • Positions available tend to increase at the end of August
  • Submit a completed application form and resume to tssinfo@uvic.ca.

More information can be found on the TSS website.

University Centre Farquhar Auditorium

University Centre Farquhar Auditorium

Offices located in: University Centre B211

Positions: The University Centre Farquhar Auditorium hires approximately 30-35 students each September as front of house staff. The number of shifts vary month to month dependant on auditorium use. Shifts are self-sign up, with the majority of shifts taking place on evenings and weekends.

Applicants must have previous customer service experience. Experience within the performing arts would be considered an asset, as would a certificate in First Aid, CPR, FoodSafe or SuperHost.

  • Front of House Staff (represented by CUPE 917)
  • Production Staff (represented by CUPE 917)
  • Ticket Centre Staff (represented by CUPE 951)

Dress code (Please Note: As there is considerable standing and walking during each shift, comfortable shoes should be worn.):

  • Black dress pants
  • White shirt
  • Black shoes
  • Black socks

Hiring procedures:

Positions are posted on Learning in Motion in the last week of August.

University Club

University Club

Offices located in: University Club

Positions: Part-time cooks, bartenders, servers and dishwashers

Hiring Procedures:

  • Hire year round. See the University Club website for application details.
  • Posted on Learning in Motion when available
  • Must have Serving It Right certification
  • Food Safe is an asset, but not absolutely necessary

University Communications and Marketing

University Communications and Marketing

Offices Located: Sedgewick C149

Positions:

  • Poster Board Maintenance positions 
  • Distributing Posters and Publications
  • Modellng for photo and video promotional materials and web content
  • Work Study positions

Rate of Pay: Student Wage

Hiring Procedures:

University Food Services and Degrees Catering

University Food Services and Degrees Catering

Degrees Catering

Residence Dining

  • Late August/early September and late December/early January are peak hiring periods
  • Hires casual student workers for general restaurant employment
  • Submit resumes to eat@uvic.ca with the subject line "Residence Dining Employment"

Retail Dining

  • Hires in August and September
  • FoodSafe certification is required for food handling positions
  • Submit resumes to eat@uvic.ca with the subject line "Retail Employment"

University of Victoria Libraries

University of Victoria Libraries

Offices Located in: McPherson Library.

Positions:

  • Student library assistants (casual hours of work - average 6 hours per week, normally posted on Learning in Motion in mid-August of each year)
  • Work Study positions (during the school term (Sept-Apr.) Work Study "Library Monitor"; you must qualify for the Work Study Program before applying for Work Study positions)
  • Canada Summer Job-funded positions: During the summer full-time jobs funded by Service Canada, may be posted on Learning in Motion when available. Please note that students must ensure they meet the requirement for the Canada Summer Jobs program before applying for any CSJ funded positions. Basically you must have been a full-time student in the past year and planning on returning to school in the fall, you must be 30 or under and be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
  • Career jobs at UVic Libraries: Library career opportunities at UVic (for which students may or may not qualify) are posted on UVic Careers. Vacancies in the libraries are linked under the following categories.

UVic Students' Society - UVSS

UVic Students' Society - UVSS

Offices located in: Student Union Building

Positions:

  • Hires student positions and permanent staff
  • All student positions in the SUB are unionized under the United Steelworkers of America with the exception of the theatre projectionists who are unionized under the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees. The only student positions in the SUB which are not unionized are Work Study and Summer Career Placement positions.

Rate of Pay: Varies from $11.12/hour for a general worker position up to $15.31/hour for a supervising position.

Hiring Procedures:

  • Collective agreement requires that all positions be posted within the SUB for one week. If they are not filled internally, external candidates are considered. 
  • Application forms can be found on the UVSS website and must be submited along with a current resume as specified on the job posting.
  • Most hiring occurs in August, September and early January but positions are posted all year long when they become available.
  • Part-time student positions are only available to undergraduate students in good standing

For more information, contact the UVSS office at alma@uvic.ca.

Other UVic departments

Other UVic departments

The following departments occaisonally hire students and hiring information may be available on their websites:

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