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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.

  • PDF icon Quick Guide to Finding Jobs on Campus
    Everything you need to know to find jobs on campus.
  • myFuture
    Explore the Position Type option for summer and on-campus opportunities.
  • Work Study Program
    Designated on-campus jobs for students with greater financial need. To be eligible for the program, students must first apply and be receiving the maximum government aid.
  • McGill HR Job Board (Workday)
    Many student positions are posted on the McGill Human Resources Workday website. Filter the "Job Category" or "Job Family" with the word "student" to see a list of positions.  How to apply: Guide for Candidates

Student Work Experience Programs

Many student and summer work programs are offered by the federal and provincial governments as well as other organizations 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, community development officers, office work assistants, and more.

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Summer and Part-Time Jobs

PDF icon Resources for Summer Jobs: Where to Find Them
Everything you need to know to find summer or part-time jobs.

Most employers hire students to work in summer or for temporary work in the tourism industry, food service industry, summer camps and for office work.

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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:

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. 

Cultural Exchange Programs

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.

Seasonal Work

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, cultural guide, etc.

  • Seasonal Jobs - Links to employers providing short-term and seasonal jobs.
  • Hospitality Jobs - Links to employers in catering service, cruise jobs and tourism industries.
  • Tree Planting Jobs - Links to websites providing a list of tree planting companies.

Articles of Interest

Read more on how to get a summer job:

Please note that CaPS and McGill do not endorse any particular websites/services; the listing is for your information only.
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