Are you a student looking for a summer job opportunity? Don’t know where to start? Keep reading and we will share some advice for landing the perfect summer job. Now, before starting any type of job hunting, it’s important to know what type of job you’re interested in getting.
Things to consider:
- What program am I enrolled in?
- What career related skills do I need to develop in my field?
- What types of jobs will complement my learning objectives?
For example: A student in the Child and Youth Care program may benefit from a job as a summer camp counsellor or as an attendant at an amusement park.
Fact: Earning any type of customer service or teamwork experience will almost always benefit you in the long run.
Once you have selected a job goal you can begin job searching. There are a few ways to conduct your job search and it always helps to network with family and friends and learn if their companies are hiring summer students.
Aside from networking the top 3 methods recommended are as follows:
- Logon to Career Ready, select “job postings” under the careers tab
- Next select the blue circle at the bottom right corner of the page and choose “search job postings”
- Then filter your search to summer posting and click search
This will generate summer jobs posted specifically for Mohawk student and graduates.
- Go to the Indeed website
- In the What field, type “Summer”
- In the Where field type “your city”
This should populate a good number of summer jobs that you can apply to including a number of industry specific summer jobs posted on a yearly basis and funded through Employment and Social Development Canada’s Summer Jobs. You can see a list of employers approved for Canada Summer Job funding here.
Please note, you must act quickly because, summer jobs typically start between the first week of May, to the first week of July, which means, recruitment for those positions have already begun.
- On the Government of Canada Job Bank website, you will find a link that says click here to search Canada Summer Jobs.
Please note that the Canada Summer Jobs fund is for youth between the ages of 15 to 30 and you must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident to qualify.
Student and Graduate Employment Services
Need more help finding summer employment book an appointment to meet with a Career Advisor or Career Coach from our Student and Graduate Employment Office.
To book an appointment:
- Go to Career Ready.
- Login with your student single sign-on credentials.
- Select the blue circle at the bottom right corner of the page and follow the prompts for booking an appointment.
Written by: Cherie Wade, Career Advisor at Mohawk College. A registered member of Career Professionals of Canada, certified in Advanced Resume Writing, Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist and an Hons BASc Family and Community Social Services with over 10 years of Employment Counselling experience.