Shift into Summer

Shift into Summer
Each spring, get a head start on your summer job search with our Shift into Summer Online Job Expo! Connect with us online and use the resources below to take your next steps

Thanks for checking out this year's job postings. Come back in March 2021 for another year of summer job postings and resources.

Access resources and support

These resources can help you maintain momentum in your work search.

Resources for your job search

Did you know we have more than 100 online resources around searching for and applying for work? Our resources include:

Resources to help you succeed at work

Meet with your personal career educator

Did you know you have a dedicated career educator who specializes in your area of study? They can help you with job searches, interviews, career exploration and more. Connect with your career educator.

Don't forget to visit a drop-in session:

  • Career Services is currently offering 15 minute virtual drop-in sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Please email careers@uvic.ca to request a Zoom link.

Resources for work searching during COVID-19

We understand that COVID-19 has brought some unique challenges to job searching. Visist our COVID-19 information page for tips on working and interviewing remotely, funding information, and more. 

Explore job posting sites

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.

Opportunities may be impacted by COVID 19 and may change or be removed as the situation develops.  Co-op and Career is not vetting individual posting sites or opportunities. We encourage you to connect with organizations directly to keep in the loop.

Employers across all sectors have been impacted by COVID-19, and this has changed the range of opportunities that are being posted.

Some sectors are actively hiring. Here are some curated lists that may be helpful if you're looking for positions in Victoria and Vancouver. We'll add other lists as we gather them. Remember that you can always connect with your career educator to chat about the experience and skills you can gain from these opportunities, and how they fit into your overall career goals.

NOTE: Opportunities may be impacted by COVID 19 and may change or be removed as the situation develops. Co-op and Career is not vetting individual posting sites or opportunities. We encourage you to connect with organizations directly to keep in the loop.

Know what area you want to work in? See the industry-specific job postings tab for tons more employer ideas, including more employers for tourism, parks and recreation.

Opportunities may be impacted by COVID 19 and may change or be removed as the situation develops. Co-op and Career is not vetting individual posting sites or opportunities. We encourage you to connect with organizations directly to keep in the loop.

Summer-specific job postings

General postings - Co-op and Career staff picks

General postings - BC

General postings - across Canada

Explore the following job posting sites for industry-specific job opportunities. Opportunities may be impacted by COVID 19 and may change or be removed as the situation develops.

Co-op and Career is not vetting individual posting sites or opportunities. We encourage you to connect with organizations directly to keep in the loop.

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

Check out our volunteer resources page for tons of information and volunteer opportunities, or check out posting sites below. Opportunities may be impacted by COVID 19 and may change or be removed as the situation develops.

Co-op and Career is not vetting individual posting sites or opportunities. We encourage you to connect with organizations directly to keep in the loop.

Opportunities at UVic

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

Opportunities posted on Learning in Motion

Many organizations post volunteer opportunities on LearninginMotion. 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

Please see UVic's COVID-19 website for information about how COVID is impacting international travel.

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

  • 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.
  • uVolunteer: An international volunteer abroad program that works with NGOs, governments, grassroots organizations and private partners to offer volunteer projects.