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Thompson Rivers University

Hire a Student

Students are eager to learn, grow and help your business. See below for the different ways to hire a student.

Part-time/casual jobs

We have access to a large student talent pool who are interested in part-time or casual work. Employers are encouraged to create an account in our online database Career Connections to easily post your open position. Alternatively, employers may send an email to the Career and Experiential Learning and we will post your opportunity to Symplicity. Please include:

  • Contact name, email or phone number
  • Number of hours you will need the student
  • What the job entails
  • Wage (can be negotiable if you are unsure.)

Students who are interested will then contact you directly.

Attend the TRU Job Fair

Each year, TRU hosts a job fair that attracts between 40 and 60 employers, and about 1,200 students. This is an excellent opportunity to meet students face-to-face and showcase your organization.

Co-operative education

Co-operative education blends on-campus learning with practical applied learning. We link highly motivated students with employers in various fields. Co-op students have the opportunity to alternate their study terms with paid, professional work terms in industry. Co-op is a flexible, cost-effective partnership between employers, educators and students.

Learn more about Co-op

Wage subsidy programs

The wage subsidy program provides temporary wage subsidies to employers who hire and provide work experience and skills enhancement of eligible program candidates. To be eligible for the wage subsidy program, BC employers must:

  • Be a registered business with a legal business name and number
  • Have been in business for at least one year
  • Have an open position that is normally part of ongoing business operations
  • Confirm that the client would not have been hired without a wage subsidy
  • Offer a full-time position (minimum of 35 hours per week)
  • Offer the likelihood of long-term employment
  • Pay a reasonable, competitive wage

Learn more about wage subsidies

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