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There are many advantages to working throughout your undergraduate and graduate studies!

First, you gain practical experience and develop your skills so you’re job market ready after graduation. Add in the opportunity to work where you study?  Now you’ve got a schedule that lets you prioritize your studies, helps you make money and minimizes travel time to and from class and work.

There are many job opportunities right here on campus! More than 1,700 positions are available in faculties and services. You can usually find a position related to your field of study or relevant to your skill set that can provide you with job experience and a flexible schedule.

Get your resumé ready! These job opportunities are waiting for you to apply.

Now hiring!

Be a student ambassador and welcome future students

Our Liaison Office is looking for applicants for student ambassador positions for the fall term (September to December 2024) to do the following:

•    Give campus tours to future students and their families 
•    Call potentiel students to help in their future university decision-making 
•    Help organize other recruitment activities

•    Applicants must be eligible for the Work-Study Program 
•    Applicants must be in first, second or third year of study and currently registered at the University 
•    Bilingualism is preferred but not mandatory

To apply, fill out this application form by Friday March 15, 2024.

Please note that only the selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Our Health and Wellness sector is hiring students passionate about health and wellness

The Health and Wellness sector focuses on promoting and improving the well-being of uOttawa students.

The uOttawa Health and Wellness sector is hiring students passionate about health and wellness for the Summer 2024 semester and the 2024-2025 academic year.

Help foster a culture of wellness and support. See details about available positions.

Work-Study Program

To apply for the Work-Study Program, access the Work Study Navigator through uoZone.

You must fill out the financial questionnaire, demonstrate financial need and be enrolled as a full-time student. You can only be matched to one work-study position per term, typically from seven to 12 hours of work per week.

The application period is from March 14, 2024 to June 14, 2024 for the Spring-Summer term.

Casual part-time jobs on campus

There are also other on-campus employment opportunities, including part-time, casual positions with services such as Residence Life, Varsity Athletics, Campus Recreation, Health and Wellness, and the uOttawa Card Service.

Residence Life typically hires in February and March, with additional hiring in August and September. Positions include reception attendants, volunteer project assistants and team leads. They have bilingualism requirements.

Campus Recreation typically hires throughout the year. Part-time positions include intramural referees, personal trainers, lifeguards and swim instructors, as well as group fitness instructors, fitness attendants and client service attendants. Learn more about employment at Campus Recreation.

Varsity Athletics typically hires in August. Positions include social media interns, sports information interns, varsity event staff and many multimedia jobs. See a full list of Varsity Athletics positions.

Career Fairs

Every year, the Career Corner hosts a variety of Career Fairs to help you meet employers, build your network, and ultimately find a job. There will be an in-person uOttawa Career Fair for all on March 7, 2024 and a virtual career fair on March 14, 2024.

Off-campus jobs

There are many off-campus job experiences. Programs such as the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) give you opportunities to explore government and develop your skills.

FSWEP is a continuous recruitment program that requires you to be enrolled full time and be returning to full-time studies in the next academic term. You must create a profile and upload your resumé to the FSWEP database. If you meet the requirements for a position, you’ll receive an email and be referred to hiring managers. Be sure to continuously update your FSWEP profile.

Not sure where to start?

Visit the Career Corner website to find career related resources to help you navigate the job market. There, you can also learn about career development programs, such as Horizons, which can help you develop the skills you need to succeed.