Jobs + Careers
You don’t have to look far at U of T to find part-time work! We post thousands of paid and volunteer jobs each year from on- and off-campus employers who feel that a student would make a valuable part of their team. We even provide you with employment skills development through our Career Centre with announcements, events, blogs and articles about finding work and developing career skills.
Working a few shifts a week can help finance your studies and let you build important workplace skills.
Finding work on campus
There are hundreds and hundreds of paid and volunteer jobs available on campus in all types of fields that are posted at the Career Centre or on specific employer websites:
- The Ontario Work-Study Program allows students funded by OSAP and who are enrolled in at least 60 per cent of a full course load to work part-time from September to March on campus. Positions are posted by the Career Centre in early September.
- Student Life offers work-study, intern and volunteer positions.
- The Athletic and Varsity Centres offer hundreds of great paying part-time and casual positions to all U of T students. You don’t need a sports background to apply and jobs range from administrative to events staffing to lifeguarding, so fill out an online application if you’re interested.
- Hart House employs more than 200 students each year in athletics, catering, facilities, services and intern positions, which are posted on the Career Centre website.
- Contact U of T Libraries and individual college libraries directly to find out about their job opportunities.
- The U of T Bookstore posts positions at the Career Centre and hires students to work part-time throughout the year or temporarily in August and September.
- Upper-year students can mentor incoming students through a variety of university programs hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Science , the Centre for International Experience and Accessibility Services . Positions are posted on ULife , and although most are volunteer, some are paid.
- Qualified students can apply for jobs as residence dons at various colleges on campus. Visit or call the college’s Office of the Dean of Students or Dean of Residence for more information.
The best place to look for off-campus paid and volunteer work is at the Career Centre , which lists over 10,000 part-time positions annually in fields such as education, business, retail, arts, recreation, social services and finance. Feel free to search their online database, drop by to check out postings, or attend one of their job, internship or volunteer fairs. You can also volunteer to tutor children in public schools through From 3 TO 3 .
International students must get a work permit if they wish to work off campus, are required to work in a co-op placement as part of their program or want to work in Canada after graduating. Contact the Centre for International Experience for assistance with work and post-graduation work permit applications.
Employment Skills Development
The Career Centre is much more than just a place to search for jobs. It offers employment-related training that can help you figure out what career path to take after graduation and have greater success in getting hired. Learn more about your skills, interests, personal style, how to network, etiquette in the workplace and job search strategies by taking advantage of the Centre’s services:
- One-on-one career counselling
- Print and online resources
- Resume clinics, online resume tutor and CV critiques
- Practice interviews
- Extern Job Shadowing Program
- Graduating students and recent graduates employment services
From lifeguards to researchers, the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education has hundreds of jobs open to all U of T students.
Browse three separate job boards for on and off-campus jobs, view and register for career and employer events on all three campuses, engage in experiential opportunities and link to quality career and employment resources.