On-Campus Employment Programs

1. Work-op:

The program provides employment opportunities that support experiential learning and skill development that are mutually beneficial to students and VIU. The wage rate begins at $14.60 per hour (current minimum wage). Each position is allocated 50 hours per semester. Students may work only one Work-Op position per semester.

What supervisors need to know about Work-op:

The application deadline for Fall & Spring Work-ops is in June, and in April for the Summer semester. Applications include:

Step-by-step guide on submitting your Work-op posting on CareerVIU

How to Submit Your Work-Op Job Posting.pdf

2. Department-Funded Student Positions (Non Work-Op):

These student positions are funded entirely by the departmental cost centre. Start and end dates are flexible, as are the allowable number of hours worked. Please click here for Student Employment Appointment form and payroll documents, and send completed forms to studentemployment@viu.ca

3. Canada Summer Jobs:

This is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to create summer jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30. Half of minimum wage is funded by the government, and the remaining portion is funded by the departmental cost centre. Detailed information on this program is emailed to the VIU community in January or February of every year.


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