Work and Volunteer opportunities

Working while completing your undergraduate studies is an opportunity to not only earn income that can help pay for your tuition, but also a way for you to explore future career paths with the degree you're pursuing.

Additionally, volunteering can help you network with people in your field, while giving you an opportunity to develop new skills and gain relevant experience.

To help you get started on your search, we've curated a list of opportunities available to students. You'll find many job and volunteer postings both on and off campus through the links below. Use this resource as a starting point for the different possibilities your SFU degree can lead you to!

Few people land jobs from online postings alone. Connections made on your own or through past experiences are key to learning about opportunities.

Job Opportunities At SFU


MyExperience lists student jobs, as well as events and volunteer opportunities, both on and off campus.

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Explore your career options with this program where students alternate between study semesters and paid resume-boosting work semesters. 

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GetInvolved is a complete listing of paid and volunteer opportunities for students at SFU. 

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Work-Study Program

Students with demonstrated financial need can earn a supplemental income doing research-based projects.

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Other Jobs at SFU

Look for student jobs at university departments such as SFU Library, Residence & HousingSFU Bookstore, SFU Dining, and Academics First Tutoring. They usually post open positions at specific times of the year.

JOBS On Campus


Aquatics, climbing, fitness, instructional programs, promotion & marketing, rec sports

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Faculties & Departments

Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Lab Assistant and Tutor-Markers

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Student Temp Pool

Part time, short term, and continuing positions in various locations on campus

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Simon Fraser Student Society

Be a part of an organized society to help provide fellow students with essential services and support

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Other Jobs on Campus 

There can be job opportunities with students organizations like The Peak and CJSF Radio.

Shops and food outlets on campus, including Renaissance Coffee and Blenz, or adjacent to campus in UniverCity (Burnaby) and in Central City Shopping Centre (Surrey) also hire SFU students and often seek applicants on an ongoing basis.

General Job Board


A powerful job search engine that lists job postings directly from employer websites and industry job boards.

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Millions of jobs are posted on LinkedIn every day use the filters to find the job postings that fit your skills and qualifications.

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The Government of Canada resource for identifying employment outlooks and job postings across the country. 

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WorkBC can help you find your path – whether you’re starting out, new to B.C. or looking to upgrade your skills.

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Volunteer Opportunities


Find meaningful volunteer opportunities with local non-profit and charity organizations.  Search by area of interest or volunteer skills. 

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GetInvolved is a complete listing of paid and volunteer opportunities for students at SFU. 

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Discover skill-based volunteer opportunities with MeaningfulWork's easy to use interface. 

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Student Society - SFSS 

Gain leadership experience by joining your student union or constituency group, and help drive student initiatives. Join one of over 200 SFU Clubs to meet like-minded students and expand your skills

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Not-For-Profit Organizations


This comprehensive site for nonprofits lists volunteer as well as paid positions.

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A resource to find non-profit jobs, volunteer opportunities and internships around the world.

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Database of hundreds of non-profit jobs across Canada.

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Job vacancies in the European Union, United Nations, and International Organizations 

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Funding and Employment programs

This Federally funded program helps companies hire young Canadians (not just students) 15-30 years old for summer work experiences between April and September.

Search Canada Summer Jobs-funded positions on the Job Bank and app, and check back often. These positions might also be posted on other sites like MyExperience and Indeed.


  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Registered full-time in the previous academic year with a plan to return to school full-time in the next academic year
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Valid Social Insurance Number and must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Program that hires students into government positions across Canada each year. Includes students with physical or emotional disabilities with full-time status and students in their final year who can work part-time up until they graduate. French, English or both. 


  • full-time high school, CEGEP, college or university student
  • returning to full-time studies in the next academic year
  • meet the minimum age requirement in the province/territory of work

VentureLabs helps companies who’ve found their product-market fit become a profitable and sustainable businesses through supporting programs, mentorships, and services companies.


  • Science and Technology-based new ventures

A national non-profit organization supporting graduate students and postdocs in their research and professional development in all academic disciplines.


  • must be in a in a Master’s or PhD program
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or international student
  • Postdocs are eligible under the Accelerate Program, funding starts at $15,000

A non-profit organization with 34 locations throughout rural BC supporting community economic development. Offers business support services, business planning advice, loans, financing and self employment assistance. See this map for all the locations. 


  • legally entitled to work in BC
  • have a minimum 51% controlling interest in the business
  • propose a business concept that is legal and suitable for public funding 
  • demonstrate a minimum personal investment in the business showing that you are investing in the start-up of your business.

Not Sure?

Not quite sure what you are looking for yet? Check out our Explore page for tips on overcoming career uncertanty, if you have an idea of a path you want to take check out our Prepare page for guides on resume and cover letter. If you did find a job you want to apply for and have used the Prepare page to your advantage, book an appointment with one of our Career Peers today to review your application!