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Student and Summer Jobs

Most students need to find a job during school or in the summer to help finance themselves through their studies. These types of jobs not only can get you money, but can also give you skills that can make you more marketable to employers after graduation.

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Student Work Programs

The Government of Canada offers many student/summer/part-time programs for students to gain work experience in their field of study. Some programs accept applications in October and others in January. Opportunities available include: Tour guides, teaching assistants and other office work and more.

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Summer Job Options

There are four main industries which hire students throughout the summer:

  • Tourism: Festivals, entertainment parks, holiday resorts
  • Food Service: Catering companies, hotels, coffee shops
  • Summer Camps : Music camps, sports camps, camps for kids with special needs
  • Office Work: Clerical work, customer service representatives, administrative assistants.

Work for Provincial or Municipal Governments

Municipal and provincial governments often offer student jobs in summer. Consult the career section on their websites for job opportunities.

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Summer Camp Jobs

Many camps require a huge number of summer workers. Opportunities include camp counsellors, administrative assistant, sports instructor, playground leader, camp programmer, and monitors. Most camps last from two to four weeks.  To find a list of summer camps and contact them for opportunities:

For a list of summer camp job boards & employers, visit Summer Camp Jobs

Seasonal Work and Working Vacations

A short-term or cultural exchange program usually focuses on homestays, language skills, community service or other cultural activities. The exchange can last from one week to three months. The working holiday makers usually work an average of 4 hours per day in exchange for free accommodation and meals.

A seasonal job is a type of work that workers are hired to fill a temporary need for a certain period of time.  Common seasonal jobs: Fruit picking, working in holiday resorts, tree planting, child care/au pairs, etc.

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