You can also refer to the Job Search Sites page to search for other employment opportunities.
Research Assistant Opportunities
Did you know that in 2014-2015, 55% of all research personnel hired at Bishop’s University were undergraduate students? Several professors who have received funding for their research hire students to work as Research Assistants. These jobs are rarely advertised; students who are interested in acquiring research experience are encouraged to be proactive in communicating their interest to their professors.
See the Student Opportunities section of the research webpage for more information about research assistantships and research funding opportunities.
New Job Posting Board
We take different actions to make sure that the job postings we promote on this web page are legit, such as making sure that the company has a legit website and offices in Canada. Unfortunately, scammers are constantly finding new ways to mislead people to think that their fake company or job opportunities are legit. This is why we can’t guarantee the authenticity of all job postings or that the companies that are promoting job opportunities on our website will respect the Canadian labour laws.
Therefore, we strongly encourage you to take these different actions to protect yourself and your personal information from any scam.
Research the job and the company
Visit the company’s website, do they have offices in Canada, can they be reached by phone (verify this information by doing a google search on the company – is the information found on the posting similar to the information on the web?). Do they promote the posting on their website?
Get a real interview
Legitimate employers always interview potential candidate (a 15 minutes conversation over the phone or using messenger is not considered an interview).
Do not pay or provide any personal or financial information by phone or email.
Legitimate employers will never ask that you send any money, that you give your personal (social insurance number, date of birth, etc.) or bank information over the phone or by email.
Be careful with online interviews
If you’re applying for a position that is in another city or province you may be asked to do a Skype interview. Research the company and its representatives before you agree to do the interview. The employee that is contacting you should provide a company email and number (and not a cell phone number). If the employee is using a personal email or the spelling of the company is different in the email you are receiving, there is a good chance it’s a scam!
Suspicious working conditions
The information provided in the job description (pay, work conditions, etc.) should be the same during the interview and when you are signing your work contract. We strongly encourage you to stay away from companies that promote student or summer opportunities that pay you on commissions (since it takes at least 2 to 3 months to build a client portfolio).
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!