Jobs Off Campus
Landing your dream job requires tenacity and hard work. To increase your likelihood of success, use a variety of job search strategies, including networking, informational interviews, labour market research, part-time or volunteer work, internships, and leveraging social media. That said, online job postings are of the “go-to” resource for job seekers that can potentially provide leads, so we have included some key job search resources for you here.
There is a rising number of employment scams that target students and new graduates. Before applying for jobs, please take the time to learn how to identify and avoid scams and fraudulent job postings. We have created this tip sheet to help you - http://bit.ly/ScamsTipSheet, external link.
Become part of Magnet, an innovative job search network that sends you opportunities that best match your qualifications and interests. Use Magnet to search for placements, jobs, or the next step in your career journey and connect with our growing network of over 10,000 employers.
As a student or alumna, Magnet provides you an opportunity to:
- highlight and showcase your education, skills, projects, and qualifications
- privately and securely disclose any relevant employment equity category, such as a disability
- receive targeted messages from employers based on your profile.
Step 1: Navigate to the landing page you were provided.
Step 2: Create your account.
- Click on the Create an Account button at the bottom of the login panel.
- A drop-down menu will appear asking you which type of account you want to create. Click on Job Seeker. You will be directed to the Job Seeker Sign-up Form.
Step 3: Fill out the Job Seeker Sign Up Form.
- Job Seekers have two options for creating an account: with a Social Media account, or with an email address.
For more detailed information about how to sign up and create your Magnet profile, visit Magnet’s Job Seeker’s Guide, external link.
Magnet acts as a central database for different job boards including Indeed, Canada Job Bank, the Toronto Metropolitan University Community, and the internal job listings for Magnet itself. Follow the steps below to begin looking through these job boards.
Step 1: Navigate to the Job Search page
The Job Search section allows you to browse through job postings created on the Magnet platform, in addition to those hosted on other job sites like Indeed.
- Select “Job Search” from the tool menu on the left side of the screen
Step 2: Specific the Job Site to search on.
- To begin your search, first select the Job Site on which you will run your search.
- Canada Job Bank
- Toronto Metropolitan University Community
Step 3: Set your search criteria.
You can refine your search results by setting search criteria using the first fields, What and Where.
- Enter a job title, description or employer name in the bar titled “What?”
- Enter a location to narrow down your search in the bar titled “Where?”
- Tip: To further narrow your search, select “Additional Filters” located beneath the “What” search bar. The additional filters allow you to target job listings by levels, functions, and types.
Step 4: Run a search on either Magnet or any Community Job Site (if applicable) then click on any Magnet Member Posting. This will open the posting view.
Step 5 (Optional): To apply to a Magnet Member Posting, click on the posting, then click “Apply.”
- Clicking "Apply" will reveal file uploaders for each of the attachment types the employer required (if applicable) as part of the application.
For more detailed information about how to search for jobs on Magnet, visit Magnet’s Job Seeker’s Knowledge Hub, external link.
Here are some job boards for job-seekers from a broad range of educational backgrounds seeking employment in a broad range of industries.
Search millions of jobs from thousands of job boards, newspapers, classifieds and company websites.
TalentEgg.ca is a career resource that caters to Canadian students and recent graduates, and specializes in entry-level jobs, internships, and co-op programs.
LinkedIn is a social network that connects job seekers and employers through a networking platform that features a resume-style profile base.
Jooble is a job search engine created for a single purpose: To help you find the job of your dreams!
Here are some job boards for job-seekers who self-identify with one or more equity-seeking identity groups.
Canada's Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. This competition recognizes successful diversity initiatives in a variety of areas, including: women; members of visible minorities; persons with disabilities; Aboriginal peoples; and the LGBT community.
Powered by Aboriginal Link, this highly specialized employment portal is fully-dedicated to assisting Aboriginal job seekers in researching and acquiring opportunities to develop their careers.
APAC connects, supports, and promotes outstanding leadership within the Aboriginal professional community. Become a member and join their LinkedIn group.
A recruitment platform and nation wide job board for First Nations job seekers.
A job database connecting Aboriginal job seekers with employers engaging in Aboriginal inclusion. The Inclusion Network is brought to you by the Aboriginal Human Resource Council and Workopolis.
Miziwe Biik provides the Greater Toronto Area’s Aboriginal community with training initiatives and employment services.
The Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP) is a member-based resource organization with a vision for a Canadian economy where Black people are active, influential and leaders. Their website features a job board.
The CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals is a charity dedicated to addressing economic and social barriers affecting black youth ages 14 and over. Their activities are focused on youth workforce development, education, and advocacy to influence systems and policy, and their website features a job board.
The NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. It offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring, career placement services, community service opportunities and more.
exeQutive's Career Mentorship Programme matches LGBT young professionals with exeQutive members, who can provide advice on careers, career advancement, and the workplace, and share learnings about the culture and expectations of a specific business or industry.
The LGBT Diversity Guide is published by Job Postings. Job Postings provides premier job-hunting resource for students and fresh grads, and hosts a job board for those seeking entry-level jobs, student jobs, internships, summer jobs, seasonal work, and co-op placements.
Start Proud provides resources and opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally (LGBTQA) students, young professionals, and pro-LGBTQA organizations across Canada.
The (Dis)Abilities Career Guide is published by Job Postings. Job Postings provides premier job-hunting resources for students and fresh grads, and hosts a job board for those seeking entry-level jobs, student jobs, internships, summer jobs, seasonal work, and co-op placements.
Discover Ability is a free online portal and resource that connects Ontario businesses directly with people with disabilities.
Lime Connect Canada connects university students and alumni with disabilities and global corporations through corporate recruitments receptions, the lime network, and scholarship & internship programs.
Link Up provides employment services for all persons with disabilities.
JOIN work with job seekers with disabilities to find and maintain work and assist employers to recruit qualified candidates to meet their hiring needs and make their workplaces more accessible.
A company that hires individuals on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) to work in food services in local communities.
Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) is a national partnership of the Canadian Association for Community Living, the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance and their member organizations. Funded by the Government of Canada, RWA is designed to increase the labour force participation of people with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
WorkInk provides job search tools, career guidance, and resources related to education and employment for Canadians with a disability.
SCWIST collaborates with STEM leaders to engage and inspire women and girls with programs, advocacy and support networks across Canada.
Ladies Learning Code is a non profit organization which provides digital literacy, computer programming, and technical skills to women (and men) through hands-on, project-based learning experiences designed to give beginners the skills and confidence they need to become digital creators.
SCWST support and promote the education of girls and women through programs and activities developed in partnership with the community.
WXN is dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional, and board roles.
The Young Women in Leadership Diversity Guide is published by Job Postings. Job Postings provides premier job-hunting resources for students and fresh grads, and hosts a job board for those seeking entry-level jobs, student jobs, internships, summer jobs, seasonal work, and co-op placements.
As you consider your career options or prepare for a job application process, understanding the labour market is important. Research into the labour market tells you about employment trends, growth industries, salary expectations, training and education requirements, and much more.
Here is a sample of some labour market resources as a starting point:
The trends and events occurring in labour markets broken down by province.
Occupation listings broken down by industry and annual income in Ontario.
Labour market information and analysis tools for Canada.
A data driven website that displays key trends and statistics for specific Canadian job markets that facilitates professional decision making.
An information hub that hosts news articles and blog posts about relevant career related insights and guidance.
To access more job boards focused on specific industries beyond what you see here, please visit google sheetthis spreadsheet, external link, opens in new window curated and regularly updated by our team.