Applying for casual work

UVic’s Temporary Staffing Solutions (TSS) delivers talented casual staff to departments in need.

Alisha Tarrant, now Executive Assistant for the Island Medical Program at UVic, talks about her experience working with TSS at UVic and how it led to her permanent position.

Learn about UVic

Get up close and personal and see how faculties, departments and units on campus go about their business.

Show them what you can do

This is your chance to demonstrate your abilities to real employers, put your skills to work and gain relevant work experience to strengthen your résumé.

You set the schedule

Our positions are casual and on-call. You set your availability so you can maintain your work, academic and life balance.

Before you apply, review the employment requirements for the Temporary Staffing Solutions pool of casual, on-call staff

UVic students

Include your student number (V number) and availability in your application.

How to apply

We are not actively recruiting at ths time.  However, you may send your resume to and we will keep it on file for six months.  


For further information and questions, please email 

Other casual opportunities

There are a number of casual opportunities at UVic with departments like Food Services, Residence Services, Facilities Management, Child Care and AV Services. For other casual employment opportunities please see our job board.

Types of jobs available and typical skills required

Types of jobs available:

  • Admin Assistant – supporting various departments on campus
  • Supporting projects – desktop publishing, research, conference prep, etc.
  • Campus Ambassadors – engaging with campus community on a wide range of projects

 Applicants will typically have:

  • highschool graduation or equivalent
  • 6 months of work experience in a business, administration or secretarial setting
  • software proficiency (Microsoft Office suite)
  • superior customer service skills
  • excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • typing speed of 40 words per minute
  • demonstrated ability to handle confidential material and information with discretion
  • demonstrated ability to work independently
  • demonstrated ability to adapt to changing office environments and assignment levels

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

TSS staff resources

CUPE 951 Collective Agreement

Salary Schedules


It is important to maintain and upgrade your skill set to ensure you are successful on your casual assignment. When you are an active casual, you are able to access online learning services.

UVic competancy model

A competency model describes the knowledge, skills and attributes employees demonstrate when successfully contributing to an organization’s strategic objectives. The UVic competency model offers a high-level view of what it means to work at UVic and is aspirational, recognizing that pursuing our strategic objectives will always require us to lean into the edge of learning, growth and discovery.   The model applies to staff and administrative leaders and is a foundation for many of the HR processes and systems used by managers. While the model has not been designed specifically to apply to faculty roles, it can be used by any employee at UVic.  Please visit the Competency Model website.

Requirements and expectations

Casual employees are often hired to backfill vacant positions, cover absences or provide extra support. It is important that you understand the department's requirements and expectations for the assignment. Ask questions if you are unsure.

Please let the TSS Coordinator know as soon as possible if you have concerns about being successful in the assignment.  

Completing assignments

It is expected that you will complete a casual assignment according to the dates that you have accepted. If you are unable to complete an assignment due to medical reasons, please advise the TSS Coordinator as soon as possible.

Code of Conduct Guidelines

As a condition of employment, you are bound by university policies and procedures. Please review the Code of Conduct Guidelines.

Electronic Data Onboarding for Casual Employees

Be sure to familiarize yourself with UVic's policies and guidelines regarding electronic data. Please reveiw electronic data onboarding for casual employees (457KB).  

Submitting timesheets

TSS casual staff are required to submit signed timesheets to the TSS Coordinator in Human Resources. The cut-off date for timesheet submission can fall a few days before the end of the pay-period. If the timesheet is not submitted before the due date, you may not be paid on time. Please note that we are still able to make adjustments after a timesheet is submitted if the hours of work change.

Please keep a copy of the timesheets for your records.