How Do I Find a Job to Pay for School?
Some students decide to work part-time during their studies and full-time during the summer. There are lots of opportunities out there for savvy students—it's just a matter of knowing where and when to look for them.
On-line job boards
Some, such as Service Canada's Job Bank, have employment services tailored to students.
Company Web sites
Scan the careers sections on sites of companies you'd like to work for. If you've had a job with a large company in your hometown, see if that company may be hiring at their branch in the city where you'll be going to school.
Recruiting campaigns for large projects or major employers
Many companies in the Alberta Oil Sands, for example, are looking to hire tradespeople at the journeyman and apprentice level. Veterans Affairs Canada, meanwhile, is a federal government agency seeking bright, post secondary job candidates.
Walk in for advice and job leads at government centres, like Service Canada Centres for Youth, and school campus employment centres. Check often for new job postings.
Federal Student Work Experience Program (FWSEP)
These public service jobs for students aim to provide work experience related to your field of study. Investigate possibilities early—recruiting efforts for summer can begin as early as January. FSWEP also offers part-time work during the school year.
Ask family, friends, relatives and acquaintances to keep your job search in mind.
Newspapers (city, community and student papers) and bulletin boards
These ads are seen by many people, so you'll have more competition. On the other hand, since employers are paying to advertise, these jobs tend to be the more challenging and better-paying positions available.
Temporary employment agencies
If you have regular days off, this is particularly good for clerical-type office positions.
Retail stores and restaurants, for example, need extra bodies for short periods of time. That can mean lots of hours and lots of cash!
Employment centres can often help you prepare a résumé. Before taking a part-time job, be sure to ask how flexible an employer is willing to be with your class and exam schedule.
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