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Work off campus

Looking for work? Start by checking out the career portal, where you can find off-campus postings from a wide range of employers. Learn how to use the career portal.

You can also explore the posting sites here.

Search by industry

See what kinds of opportunities exist in your field and what experience and qualifications they require. The section freelance work applies to all sectors.

Accounting and auditing
Accounting firms

As of October 17, 2018, cannabis is legal in Canada.

To apply to positions in the legal cannabis industry, you must be legally eligible to work for a Government of Canada authorized licensed producer of cannabis, based on federal and provincial industry legislation.

Accepting employment in the legal cannabis industry in Canada could impact your entry to other countries. Travelling to another country for reasons related to the cannabis industry may deem you inadmissible now and in the future.

Previous use of cannabis, or any other substance prohibited by local law, could also result in you being denied entry to your destination country. You are responsible for learning about the laws of the countries you intend to visit.

Learn more about cannabis in the workplace.

Short-term freelance work is becoming more popular and more possible, thanks to sites that connect talent to need. Here are just a few sites to get you started:

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

Work outside Canada

Consider working outside Canada to travel while you gain work experience. Learn how to prepare and then explore opportunities.

  • GoinGlobal: research tool providing country-specific resources (Subscription sponsored by UVic Co-op and Career)

Federal government jobs

The Federal Government Student Ambassadors are your on-campus link to employment with the Government of Canada. They can provide you with application support, general information about hiring initiatives and more.

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