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Why Hire VIU Students?

Why Hire VIU Students?

Students are available in nearly all academic disciplines.

The benefits of hiring students include:

  • Bringing new perspectives and fresh ideas to your organization
  • Recruiting skilled talent for short-term or ongoing projects
  • Supplementing existing staff during peak periods and temporary leaves
  • Accessing talent equipped with the latest education and skills
  • Increasing organizational awareness to potential future employees
  • Developing the leadership potential of your existing staff
  • Year-round availability and flexible work term durations
  • Hiring quality talent at a reasonable cost
  • Receiving support and assistance from co-op staff

Danielle Johnsrude, Director of the CEL

"Our campus and the CEL are proud to be working with various employers across the region. Most of our students completed their WIL experiences on Vancouver Island in the past year. We know our employer partners in this region have unique needs and are happy to have VIU students support our community’s needs and responses to the ever-changing work culture and labour market. We are thankful for the opportunities, experiences, mentorships and support our partners have provided to our students."

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Special Thanks to our existing employer partners:

49th Parallel Grocery
7-Eleven
A&W
ACI Architects
Advanced Health + Sports Clinic
Alberni Brewing Company
Axis Design
Back to Back Chiropractic
Bamboozle & The House of Leaves
Banff Lodging Company (Tunnel Mountain Resort)
BarBurrito Nanaimo Restaurant
Bekins Moving & Storage
Beyond Beauty Bar
Beyond Seafood Ltd
BGC Okanagan
Blackball Oval
Bocca Cafe
Bodhi’s Bakery
Browns Socialhouse
Cactus Club Cafe
Camp Narnia
Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Red Cross
Canadream RVs
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society
Chatime Nanaimo
Chemainus Visitor Centre
Chico’s Fried Chicken N Pizza
City of Nanaimo
City of Yellowknife
Coast Discovery Inn
Coastal Cookery
COCO Café
Commissionaires BC
Comox Valley Youth Music
Compass Group Canada
Costa del Sol
Cowichan Valley Regional District
Crust Bakery
Cuckoo Trattoria
Curry Culture
Dairy Queen
Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
Delta Hotels Whistler Village Suites
Delta Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa
Design One Stevens
dhKarchitects
Domcor
Earls Kitchen + Bar
Eddie Bauer
Edgewood Treatment Centre
ESC Automation
Extreme Air Park
Fairmont Banff Springs
Fairmont Château Whistler
Fairmont Empress
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Flavours Of India
FOLKLIFE Magazine
Freshslice
Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce
Genoa Bay Cafe
Greenplan
Haida Gwaii Trader
Haida House in Tllaal
Hearthstone Artisan Bakery

Here2Help
Herold Engineering Limited
Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours
Hong Kong House Restaurant
Hud Studios
Identity Graphic Services
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Island Catholic Schools
Island Optimal Health + Performance
Jenny Martin Design
JTF Security
Kananaskis Country Campgrounds
Karly Parker Design Build Inc
Kaslo Home Hardware
Kermodei Tourism / Terrace Visitor
Information Centre
Kim’s Korean BBQ House
KnptnFit Strength and Conditioning
Level V Bakery
LightForm
Lighthouse
Lighthouse Bistro & Pub
Lion Rampant
Long Beach Lodge Resort
Longwood Brew Pub
Ma Maison
Malahat SkyWalk
Marriott International
McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada
Melange Restaurant
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
Oyster Bay
Municipality of North Cowichan
Munro/Thompson Communications Inc
Nanaimo Arts Council
Nanaimo Golf Club
Nanaimo Regional Hospital
Nawalakw Healing Society
Nemo Sushi
Neon Nail Spa
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort
NWT Brewing Company
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Orangetheory Fitness
Origin at Longwood
Pacific Shores Resort & Spa
Parks Canada
Parksville District Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre
Penny’s Palapa
Pho Boi Restaurant
Pho Tin Tin
Pivot & Pilot Creative
Playful Pups Doggy Daycare
Poets Cove Resort & Spa
Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
Port Alberni Port Authority
Powell River Outdoor Learning Centre
PR Social House
Praxis Technical Group
Quails’ Gate Estate Winery
Quality Recreation Ltd.
Quiznos
Rack Attack
Regional District of Nanaimo
Retirement Concepts
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
Roll & Chicken

Saputo
Sasquatch Trading
Scan Designs Ltd
Sea Love Farm
Seasider Bistro
SemiosBIO Tech
Sephora
Seriously Creative
Shade Sails Canada
Shearwater Marine
Silver Springs Golf and Country Club
Skip The Dishes
Smitty’s
Socially Montréal Inc.
Sonora Resort
Spaciz Design Company
Sparkling Hill Resort + Spa
Spinal Injury Cord BC
Starbucks
Staybridge Suites West Edmonton
Stratocom Solutions
Studio AE Interior Design
subTerrain Magazine/ Anvil Press
Subway
Sushi Ryu Japanese Restaurant
Synthesis Design Inc.
The Bayside Resort
The Breakfast Nook
The Brick
The Buck and Ear Grill
The Dime
The Grand Hotel
The Happy Nest
The Home Depot
The Lakehouse at Shawnigan
The Lighthouse Bistro
The Masthead
The Parkside Hotel & Spa
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre
Tim Hortons
Top Drawer Graphics Inc.
Tourism Nanaimo Information Centre
Tourism Radium
Town of Ladysmith
Triple O’s
Tseshaht First Nations
UC Baby Victoria
U’mista Cultural Centre
Univerus Software Canada Inc
Unsworth vineyards
Urban Life Solutions (ULS)
Valley Physiotherapy
Vancouver Churchill College
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Vancouver Island University
VIUSU
Volleyball BC
Walmart
Wendy’s
West Coast Brand Management
West Coast Fishing Club
Westco Experiences LTD
Whistler Cooks
White Spot
Wildplay Element Parks
Woodgrove Optometry
Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic