Employment Opportunities for Students

Job Openings, Career Fairs and Networking Events


Strategic Aviation is Hiring 

Strategic Aviation is an emerging company offering a rapidly-broadening range of passenger, cargo and ground support services to Canadian businesses centered around aviation.  Strategic Aviation is the largest Canadian owned ground handling company in the world.  

Field Operation roles available:

  • Ground Service Agents (Starting at $15/hr)
  • Cabin Cleaning Agents (Starting at $13.50/hr)
  • Customer Service Agents
  • Passenger Assistance Agents 

What Strategic Aviation offers to employees:

  • A competitive wage with an increase after probation of 3 months
  • Dental / Medical benefits for full-time employees
  • Flight benefits
  • Advancement Opportunities

How to apply: Email your resume to [email protected] with “Columbia College” and the specific position you are applying for in the subject line.  Visit www.saaviation.ca for full job descriptions.  


Hastings Racecourse & Casino Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Hastings Racecourse & Casino is currently seeking qualified individuals for a number of positions.  These positions will be seasonal part-time positions starting in April.  Successful applicants must be available to work on live race days (Friday through Sunday), non-live race days and all stat holidays.  

The following positions are available:

  • Server
  • Concession Worker
  • Food Runner
  • Bartender
  • Bus Person 

How to apply: Candidates can send their resume to [email protected]

Visit Hastings Racecourse’s website for full job listings and descriptions.

Please mention that you are a Columbia College student in the email and that you received the job posting through Columbia College.


Seafood City is Hiring Students

Seafood City is looking to hire part-time, full-time as well as seasonal positions at a busy and trendy seafood store. If you have people skills, have an excellent work ethic and consider yourself a team player, you have what we need!

Our store is located inside the Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver.

Hiring for Sales Representative:

  • Greet customers and discuss type and quantity of fish sought for purchase
  • The tasks involved using scales, pricing fish (items) and collecting payment
  • Assist in display of merchandise
  • $13/hour – to start, willing to increase with experience
  • Training will be provided
  • 2-3 positions available. These can be full time, part-time as well as seasonal only (Summer time and winter holidays)
  • Flexible schedule

Please send your resume to: [email protected] and include that you are a Columbia College student


City of Surrey is Hiring for Summer 2019

Gain valuable experience, learn new skills and grow your career doing meaningful work with one of BC’s Top Employers.

The City of Surrey is looking to fill a variety of opportunities including the following areas:
• Engineering Operations
• Parks, including Operations, and Park Play
• Day Camps
• Property taxes 

Visit the City of Surrey’s website for more information.


Women in STEM Job Fair

Join the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) for a job fair focused on connecting employers to women and other underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The event will feature employers on site, workshops, panel discussions, resume reviews, and a networking reception. You can also get a new head shot taken at the event to help improve your professional brand online.

Participating Employers:

  • 1QBit
  • AbCellera
  • ALS Canada Ltd.
  • Avanade
  • City of Vancouver
  • Clir Renewables
  • D-Wave Systems
  • Hemmera, an Ausenco Company
  • Integral Group
  • Left
  • Semios Technologies
  • STEMCELL Technologies
  • Stryker

Location: Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC 

The job fair will take place at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch on the lower level of the atrium. When you enter the building, you’ll see signs directing you down the stairs in front of the entrance to the library itself.

Date / Time: Thursday 23 May 2019, 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Visit eventbrite for more information.



ValueHiring, Preview Careers and RADIUS SFU are proud to present the third annual Impact Career Fair held at SFU’s Segal Graduate School of Business. For one evening only, come connect with Vancouver’s most forward thinking companies changing the world for the better like ACL, EY, Bench Accounting, O2E Brands and more!  Come hear about why they started, what their mission is, and how they do business, then decide which resonates with your personal values and apply to join.  Registration is free.

Location: Segal Graduate School of Business. 500 Granville St, Vancouver, BC 

Date / Time: 29 May 2019, 6:oopm – 9:00pm

Expected attendance: 400-500 job seekers

Register on eventbrite.


BCAA Careers Day Open House

This event will provide opportunities for local Job Seekers, Students and Members to meet 1 on 1 with Talent Acquisition Specialists as well as representatives from various lines of business (IT, Insurance, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and more!).  There will be a resume drop-off station where candidates can view current opportunities, and partake in a quick “speed interview” to assess fit, skillset and interests. 

Coffee and refreshments available, as well as draws and prizes!

Location: British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA), 4567 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC

Date / Time: 6 June 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Click here to register on eventbrite.  


IT & TECH Networking Event with BCSIS

Have questions about the IT/Tech industry? Whether you’re a new grad or a current student looking for opportunities, this is the event for you. Meeting face to face with local professionals is a great way to gain career insight and resources.  Meet with local IT & TECH professionals and listen to their industry tips and experiences. They’ll share their story and you’ll get a chance to network with them at the event.

Location: Surrey City Centre Library (room #418), 10350 University Dr, Surrey, BC

Date / Time: 13 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Click here to register.