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VIU Career Fair - General / Part-Time Employment

Sep 15, 2023 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
VIU Gymnasium (Building 190)

Registration Deadline: Sep 15, 2023 11:00 AM

Organized by the VIU Career Studio, in partnership with the VIU Alumni Association, this Career Fair will allow students and alumni from all VIU programs to connect with employers from a range of industries to learn about various employment and volunteer opportunities that students can work as they study, as well as to begin developing relationships with employers that might result in future co-ops, internships, or full-time employment opportunities.

VIU students and staff/faculty that would like to volunteer to assist with set-up and take-down for this event can register to do so here. Volunteers will be able to connect with VIU staff and faculty before this event, have an early opportunity to connect with employers before the event doors open, and will also be invited to a VIU Ice Cream Social after this event.


  • Aboriginal Head Start Association of British Columbia: ECE, CYC, Culinary Arts, Many more
  • Acturis Canada: Science and Recent Grads 
  • Arbutus Financial: Students in the business management program, particularly financial services
  • BC Assessment: Business, Arts, Math, any students who will be graduating with a Bachelor degree
  • BC Ferries: Summer jobs for any student group but tourism and business would be beneficial as there are lots of career advancement opportunities. 
  • BC Infrastructure Benefits Inc.: Skilled Trades
  • BGCCVI: Education, CYC, ECE, Recreation
  • Bonaventure Support Services: Community Support Worker, Education Assistants, Addiction Workers, Mental Health Workers
  • Canadian Armed Forces: N/A 
  • Canadian Coast Guard: Culinary program, trades 
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service: All student groups
  • Canucks Autism Network: Students in the following fields/Programs: Psychology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Education, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Sport's Medicine.
  • Carmichael Enterprises Residential Programs Ltd: Child & Youth Care, Community Support, Social Work, Social Services, Education, Criminology, Psychology, Sociology
  • Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society: International Students
  • Centre for Seafood Innovation - VIU: People interested in food systems, harvest and production of good food.
  • City of Nanaimo: ABT or Office Administration
  • CNIB: Blind and partially sighted students
  • Corus Orthodontist: Certified Dental Assisting 
  • Costco: All Students
  • Coulson Group of Companies: Business, Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, and any trade students.
  • De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited: Trades students
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans: Students in the Science , Engineering and Technology Programs, excepting; Computer Science, and Psychology fields. Students from both the Bachelor Degree programs, and Diploma programs as well as corresponding Post-Graduate Programs. 
  • Diver Lake Dental/ West Rock Dental Temps: Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Program
  • ECO Canada: Anyone environmental studies, or co-op placements
  • Enterprise Holdings: MBA, BBA 
  • ETHOS Career Management Group: Persons with Disabilities
  • Falcon Equipment Ltd.: Skilled Trades - specifically Heavy Duty Mechanic/Technician, welders, fabricators, etc.
  • First Nations Forestry Council: Skilled Trades, Forestry
  • Footprints Security: Any students looking for employment  part-time will attending school
  • Gardaworld: Criminology, Law Enforcement.
  • Grant Thornton LLP: Primarily accounting students, or students interested in exploring a career in accounting (business)
  • Harmac Pacific: Science, environmental or engineering-related
  • Hazelwood Group: Human Resources Management (BBA) Program Students. Ideally on their last year.
  • Island Health: Health Sciences, Nursing
  • Island Medical Program: Students interested in Medical School
  • Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Programme: Education; all students; all programs; open to everyone
  • K'awat'si Economic Development Corporation: Hotel Management, Cooks, Chef, Red Seal chefs, Accounting, Aboriginal Construction, Aquaculture, forestry, Indigenous Learning and Recognition Portfolio, tourism management
  • Kitties & Cream Cafe: Any/all
  • Lafarge Canada Inc.: Engineering and Technology students. Both Bachelor Degree and Diploma programs.
  • Mid Island Co-op: Everyone!
  • MNP LLP: Accounting Students
  • Municipality of North Cowichan: All areas of study. A particular interest in students studying Engineering and/or Land Use Planning.
  • Nanaimo Gymnastics School: Looking for students that work in child development and class management, knowledge of gymnastics is not required but can be helpfully but there is a lot of training courses and opportunities that are paid for by the gym once employed. 
  • Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools (SD68): Interested in connecting with trades, Social Services and Child Youth and Family students
  • Nurse Next Door: The HCA program, LPN, and RN programs. 
  • Origin at Longwood: Health Care, Recreation, Hospitality and Business
  • Quality Foods: All students
  • RCMP: criminology, law, administrative, psychology
  • Royal Canadian Navy
  • Regional District of Nanaimo: Education, Recreation, Child and Youth Care, ECE
  • Saskatchewan Health Authority: Medical students
  • Scholars Edge Painting Corp.: All students and alumni are welcome, however we find our postings land with business, arts, law, science and communication students the most.
  • Special Olympics BC: ECE, Child & Youth Care, Recreation, Kinesiology, Education
  • Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln: Administration and Trades, 3-4th year automotive technicians
  • TELUS Smart Haven: Marketing and sales, business groups 
  • Tigh-Na-Mara: Hospitality, Tourism, Aesthetics, and Culinary
  • VIU Alumni Association
  • VIU - Food Services: All Students
  • VIU - Faculty of Management PD&T: n/a
  • VIU - Faculty of Management & Université Laval Project: Business Students interested in participating in a project with Université Laval
  • VIU - Health Science and Human Services PD&T: n/a
  • VIU - Recruitment & Advising: Returning students; graduate students
  • Volunteer Nanaimo: Students up to 29 years old
  • Western Canada Marine Response Corporation: Anyone who is interested in learning about marine jobs or oil/emergency response strategies.
  • Western Forest Products: Students in Forestry, Manufacturing, Wood Products, Business Administration, ABT programs etc.
  • WIS International: Part time flexible hours, travel around Vancouver Island.
  • Wickaninnish Inn: Tourism, Recreation, and Hospitality, Culinary Arts

If any VIU students are looking for help with their resume, cover letter, or networking skills, they can visit the VIU Career Studio for assistance in advance of this event.

No spaces remaining or registration is closed.