Student Employment Centre
Welcome to the John Abbott College Student Employment Centre
Everyday helping students…
HOW TO CONTACT US
Monday to Friday office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tel: 514-457-6610 ext. 5315
The Career Fair provides an opportunity to inform students about the vast career options available to pre-university students and technical program graduates, as well as to provide information on the skills and additional education necessary to pursue a specific career.
We draw upon the experiences of community employers, alumni, experienced professionals, college faculty and staff, aiming to showcase post-secondary continuing education programs in the process, while encouraging an interactive student learning experience as we set the stage for informative career networking dialogue.
Representing a good majority of our student body, many undecided students will seek out labour market information as they connect with people in careers they are hoping to pursue.
For further information on volunteering your career insight and expertise this year, please contact the Student Employment Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-457-6610 x5315
Summer Job Fair
The purpose of the Summer Job Fair is for employers to recruit potential candidates for summer jobs. This is a great opportunity to bring a human element to the hiring process and to identify the best suited candidates early. Students should bring copies of their most recent CV/résumé to the employers.
Employers pay a nominal registration fee to secure a kiosk in the Agora.
Employment Services for Students
- Targeted Job Postings
We advertise part-time, full-time and summer jobs for students, as well as opportunities to work on campus. Positions may be targeted to a program or general in nature. All jobs are posted through My JAC Portal under Omnivox Services – Employment Centre-Jobs. Jobs and employers are screened to ensure hours do not exceed twenty hours per week during the school semester.
- Individual Coaching
Individual appointments are available for writing resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, and to practice interview questions. We support students in dealing with job search difficulties as well as difficulties with employers.
- Job Search Workshops
Seminars are offered on Effective Resume Writing, Successful Interviewing, Labour Market Information, Telephone Skills and Applying online.
- Special Events
We organize the Career Fair in the fall for students to explore career options and the Summer Job Fair in February. We plan Mock Interview Days for graduates of Career Programs so that they may connect with specific industries, and we also welcome employers on campus to recruit for part-time and summer.
- More Resources
More than jobs, we offer resources on work abroad and international volunteer opportunities, business start-up, the best job bank sites for students and recent graduates, important links to current labour market information, the laws and rights of student workers, and placement statistics on John Abbott Career Programs. Online research services are available in the Centre and on our Community page.
- Online Service for ALL Students
All job postings are available through My JAC Portal.
- Balancing School with Jobs
It has been proven that full-time students do better academically if they do not work more that 12 – 15 hours per week!
- On-Campus Jobs
To be eligible to work on campus, students must maintain a good academic standing and be registered full-time. Please refer to the Hiring Policy posted in the Centre or on our website.
Student Hiring Policy
- 1.0 Objective
1.1 This administrative policy will assure the hiring of John Abbott students to fill student jobs* within the College, provide open competition for these employment opportunities, and foster student success by ensuring that only students in good academic standing are hired.
- 2.0 Policy
2.1 College departments will post all student-jobs and brief job descriptions at the Student Employment Centre.
2.2 College departments will offer student-jobs only to John Abbott registered full-time students.
2.3 To obtain or keep a job, students must be in good academic standing i.e., students must pass 50% of their regular course load as defined in their program planner.
2.4 College departments will offer jobs to the best-qualified students who fulfill the requirements. The person hiring or the supervisor may not, under any circumstance, participate in the hiring or supervision of a student who is a direct family relation (spouse, son, daughter, step son/ daughter, cousin, nephew etc…) or with whom the supervisor may have a close personal (consensual romantic or sexual) relationship.
2.5 The College department will not provide more than 12 hours per week of work to a student when classes are in session – Fall and Winter semesters.
2.6 Before any College department can hire a student, they must send the student to register at the Student Employment Centre for verification of the student’s academic eligibility**.
2.7 In conjunction with the Student Employment Centre, each department hiring students is responsible for implementing this policy.
2.8 The Human Resources department is responsible for the distribution and application of this policy throughout the College.
2.9 This policy is approved by the directors on May 10, 2011.
*Student-jobs are occasional temporary jobs offered to students in various College Departments.
**Each student applicant signs an authorization/consent form after reading the policy.
Hire a Student
John Abbott College’s Student Employment Centre offers you the option of submitting your job offers on this site free of charge. Once your offer is approved, students and graduates will be able to view it and apply online. Information on each candidate applying for your job posting will be sent directly to the email address you will have specified.
Please note that your contact information (mailing address, email address and telephone) will NOT be visible to the students. During school days, part-time jobs must not exceed 20 hours per week to be accepted. We do not post a job that pays commission only. Telemarketing jobs will require additional information to be approved.
Employment offers that you send us will be reviewed and approved by the Student Employment Centre usually within two working days. It is important to provide all of the requested information so that we may contact you should we have questions.
To submit a job offer, please go to:
The College has the right to refuse or remove a posting at any time without any prior notice and without any liability, if it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that the posting is not, or is no longer, in line with the values, morals or mission of the College.
Capitalizing on a movement that is gaining momentum on campus, the John Abbott College Student Employment Centre offers the option of submitting your volunteer opportunities on this site, free of charge. Once your offer is approved, students and graduates will be able to apply online. Applicant information will be sent directly to the email address you will have specified.
Please note that your contact information (mailing address, email address and telephone) will NOT be visible to the students.
Volunteer opportunities that you send us will be reviewed and approved by the Student Employment Centre usually within two working days. It is important to provide all of the requested information so that we may contact you should we have any questions.
To submit a volunteer opportunity, please go to: https://johnabbott-volunteer.omnivox.ca
The College has the right to refuse or remove a posting at any time without any prior notice and without any liability, if it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion that the posting is not, or is no longer, in line with the values, morals or mission of the College.
Mock Interview Days
This activity is aimed at graduating students from career programs. The objective is to provide a practical interview experience with a potential employer in their field of study. Constructive feedback is provided by the employer enhancing the student learning experience. Employers have an opportunity to pre-screen potential candidates, and retain for hire.
The graduate participates in two 30-minute interviews that include a ten-minute feedback period with a written assessment. Mock Interview Days are scheduled for each career program at the end of the winter semester (March – April).
If you are an employer, or know an employer who would like to participate in this activity, please contact us.
Employers on Campus
We arrange on-campus summer job recruiting for employers offering paid work opportunities for students and potential graduates.
Recruit a "Stagiaire"
Many of our DEC (day division) and AEC (Continuing Education) programs build in a vital stage component (work placement) for their students’ learning. As a stage host to a JAC student, your organization will benefit, free of charge, from the services of a skilled and motivated student with openness to applying these fresh skills to your organization. Learn more:
DEC Programs with stage components include:
- Biopharmaceutical Production Technology
- Business Administration
- Computer Science Technology
- Dental Hygiene
- Engineering Technologies
- Graphic and Web Design (formerly named Publication Design & Hypermedia Technology)
- Information and Library Technologies
- Police Technology
- Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention
AEC Programs with stage components include:
- Computerized Financial Management
- Internet Programming & Development
- Network Administration
- PC Technical Support Program
- Mobile Applications
Services for Employers
If you are looking for junior personnel, the Student Employment Centre can help you find the ideal candidate for:
- Summer jobs
- Part-time jobs
- Full-time jobs
- Internships / Stages
- On-campus recruitment
John Abbott College’s Student Employment Centre offers the option of submitting potential job offers online, free of charge. Once approved, students and graduates will be able to view the list of offerings and apply directly by email. Information on each candidate applying for your job posting will be directed to you.
During the school semester, part-time jobs must not exceed 20 hours per week to be accepted. We do not post jobs that pay commission only. Telemarketing jobs will require additional information to be approved.
Employment offers will be reviewed and approved by the Student Employment Centre usually within two working days. Please provide all of the requested information so that we may contact you should we have questions. Your contact information (mailing address and phone number) will NOT be visible to the students.
You can submit your job offers through the following link: click here
You can submit your job stage/internship offers through the following link: click here