Student Success Centre

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It is estimated that more than 80% of job openings are never advertised to the general public and, instead, are filled through referrals from employees, moves and promotions within an organization, formal and informal networks, and job seekers who have contacted a company directly. In other words, more than 80% of today’s jobs are filled through some form of networking. This means that only 20% of your "job searching time" should be spent searching online or through alternative advertising media.

Finding the right type of employment is different for everyone. Browse our extensive list of job-searching sites and databases to find employment opportunities that align with your academic and/or career goals.

See our page on fradulent jobs.

General job-search resources

  • CareerCentral for Western students and alumni.  Search jobs, register for events and workshops, apply to internships and other programs.
  • Magnet is a network of 60,000+ employers, 18 universities and colleges, and a growing list of employment-focused organizations across Ontario dedicated to generating jobs and other opportunities for you. Magnet uses the innovative technology WhoPlusYou to search over two million jobs and match you to opportunities based on your specific skills and interests. 
  • ‘Job Hunt’ Resources (Western Libraries):  a collection of various helpful resources that can aid in your search for work, brought to you by Western Libraries.
  • 'Searching for Work' resource guide (London Public Library): information and tools to assist your search for work. The London Public Library’s website and staff can introduce you to some helpful tools to get you started with your job search; help you locate Employment Agencies in London; and lend you great books, DVDs and other materials to support you in your search.
  • Come in and visit our non circulating physical resource library in UCC 210. See what’s in the library with our online LibraryThing catalogue.
  • JobPostings Magazine. Not just a job board, but your gateway to the latest employment trends, cutting edge career advice, and everything you need to land your dream job. www.jobpostings.ca
  • University Affairs: search for academic positions in Canada's number one source of job listings for the higher education sector.
  • Alumni Career Management: Western Alumni Relations is pleased to introduce a new career initiative to support ongoing alumni career success. The initiative is part of a multi-year plan that will include both online and in-person career development events and opportunities.

Job postings in London

  • Knighthunter: provide effective, high-value tools for bringing skilled local candidates and dynamic organizations together. Browse jobs, local employers, submit a resume online.
  • LocalWork.ca: operated by Metroland, a Ontario community newspaper publisher, LocalWork is the ‘best source for local jobs’.
  • London Ontario Jobs: this site aggregates local job postings in London, Ontario from a number of other employment sites.
  • London, ON and Area Job Links: lists several websites which offer positions and other career resources in London.
  • London, Ontario Employment Resources : here you will find a comprehensive listing of local and national job banks, employment and career links.
  • London, Ontario Job Link Bank: most comprehensive list of job searching links for London Ontario Canada. London can be a very competitive job market. We hope the resources provided here will save you some time and give you an edge.
  • London Tech Jobs (London Economic Development Corporation): a collection of local companies hiring employees for jobs broadly related to the information technology sector.

Job postings in Canada

  • AcademicInvest.com: Academic Invest opens doors for Canadian students by introducing them to scholarship opportunities, jobs and advice.
  • Ambit: Ambit is a Toronto based recruitment firm specialised in accounting and finance jobs, and HR solutions for business.
  • Canjobs.com: search for Jobs in Canada.
  • Career Builder: search for jobs, careers, post resumes for employers, receive job alerts, read career advice articles.
  • CareerOwl: a non-profit, independent service that was started in 1999 as a volunteer project of Canadian university families to help Canadian employers connect with the talent that their tax dollars helped to train. Users can browse by region, occupation, and build a resume online. CareerOwl also has tips on cover letters, interviews, and more.
  • CareersInFood.com: with 10,045 current food and beverage manufacturing jobs posted from hundreds of the industry's top companies and recruiters we have grown to become, by far, the largest food and beverage industry specific job board on the internet.
  • Charity Village: find your next position on Canada’s favourite site for nonprofit professionals.
  • Cultural Careers Council Ontario: posts openings for full-time and part-time jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities in the arts and cultural community.
  • Culture Works: virtual career resource centre offered by The Cultural Human Resource Council. CHRC’s mandate is to strengthen Canada’s cultural workforce through leadership, support, representation and involvement.
  • Dice: the #1 technology job board.
  • ECO Canada: find jobs in environmental engineering, conservation, biology, geology, energy, health and safety, water treatment and more. Other environmental career tools found on the ECO Job Board includes a resume database and profiles of featured environmental employers.
  • Eluta: Official job search engine of the Canada's Top 100 Employers® project.
  • EmploymentGuide.com: connects recruiters and candidates through our software and services by simplifying the recruitment process and enhancing the user experience.
  • FindtheRightJob: enables job seekers to search for employment by job category, title, and zip code. Jobs are listed in dozens of categories, including business, education, health care, information technology, legal, art and design, and more. The portal offers a quick and easy way for job seekers to view local, relevant job listings and apply for the positions that are the best match.
  • Geography Jobs First. In Canada: find jobs for professionals or new graduates with a focus, skill set or background in geography in Canada.
  • Gigajob.com: Gigajob brings Canadian employers and employees together, easily, quickly, and for free!
  • Glassdoor: Glassdoor is the world's most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs, and companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor holds a growing database of 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reportsinterview reviews and questions, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees.
  • GoodWork Canada: GoodWork helps organizations of all kinds to find environmentally minded staff, managers, consultants, board members, interns and volunteers. With over 12,000 postings to date, GoodWork is the first place Canadians look for work in green and environmental fields.
  • Indeed.ca: Indeed gives free access - instantly, in a single search - to millions of jobs and internships from hundreds of job boards, newspaper classifieds and company websites.
  • Job Board (Investment Funds Institute of Canada [IFIC]): a leading-edge professional resource where job seekers and employers connect. The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is the voice for the Canadian investment funds industry. Their members include fund managers, fund distributors, and industry service organizations.
  • Job Bank (Government of Canada): the Job Search tool allows you to search current job openings in Canada from coast to coast, or register with Job Bank to make use of Job Match, Job Alert, the Resume Builder and the Career Navigator.
  • JobCareer: a Canadian job search engine, giving access to over 500,000 jobs sourced from thousands of company recruitment pages and job board sites.
  • Job Postings: search for Jobs in Canada. Includes student resources such as networking, cover letter, resume, recommendation letter, and interview articles.
  • Job Serve Canada: recruiters and employers pay to advertise their vacancies, job seekers can then quickly search through the thousands of new jobs that appear every day on the site and apply online for any that look suitable.
  • LinkUp: the fastest-growing job search engine on the web. Our mission is to provide job seekers and employers alike with the purest, most efficient, most relevant and rewarding job search experience imaginable.
  • LinkedIn: job postings from the world's largest professional network with 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe. To view postings, login or create an account, and select Jobs from the navigation bar.
  • Locanto Jobs: a classified job listings site with both Canadian and international opportunities.
  • Mashable Jobs: a job search tool provided by Mashable.com.
  • MediaBistro: jobs and recruiting for media professionals in journalism, on-line content, book publishing, TV, radio, PR, graphic design, photography, and advertising.
  • Monster: our mission at Monster.ca, Canada's leading career management portal, is to help you make the most of your working life. Whether that means finding the best job, making the smart career move or hiring the right person, we have the best tools and resources available anywhere.
  • Neuvoo Canada: a job search engine that indexes jobs directly from companies' career websites, placement agengies, and job boards.
  • NewScientist Jobs : search the database for hundreds of science jobs. Registration is free and you can upload your resume, set up email job alerts, subscribe to RSS feeds and apply for science jobs online.
  • SimplyHired: a technology leader within the Canadian recruitment industry. For over eight years, Canadian job seekers have relied on our job search tools to help them connect with the right employer. We are in the connection business – the business of bringing people who are ready to work together with people who are ready to hire.
  • Snagajob: we’ve made it our mission to help hourly workers find jobs they love--and help hourly employers find the best people for their jobs. Our passion has made us the number one hourly job site in the world.
  • Talent Egg: Canada’s most popular job site and online career resource for students and recent graduates. Search for job opportunities, browse employer profiles, sign up and be contacted directly by entry level employers, learn from industry professionals.
  • TweetMyJobs: TweetMyJobs, a division of CareerArc Group, is the leading social and mobile recruitment and job distribution network matching job seekers with employers. TweetMyJobs’ Social Network Interface (SNI) enables employers to distribute their jobs in an automated fashion through more than 10,000 Twitter job channels and cutting edge Facebook and mobile applications.
  • The Ladders: TheLadders is the most comprehensive job-matching service for career-driven professionals. That means we help professionals find the jobs and meet the employers that are right for their career goals.
  • WorkCabin Canada: Canada's Environmental Jobs Site, is well known and respected for its precise focus and emphasis on only quality career-track employment postings. More than 30,000 environmental professionals visit each month.
  • Workopolis: Connects students and new grads looking for work with employers who want to hire! More than 10,000 openings posted for summer, part-time, entry-level full-time, or internship positions.
  • WowJobs: search Canada’s largest job search engine with over 100,000 jobs from thousands of employment and career sites in Canada.

Job postings in the United States

  • CareerJet :  an American job search engine designed to make the process of finding a job on the internet easier for the user. It maps the huge selection of job offerings available on the internet in one extensive database by referencing job listings originating from job boards, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites.
  • CareerMag.com: CareerMag.com provides industry specific career channels with a wealth of information tailored to your career goals. Select a career channel to research industry information, search jobs and build your portfolio.
  • Job-Hunt: Job-Hunt is dedicated to the millions of people who have had their personal lives disrupted by the loss of a job. The purpose of the Job-Hunt.Org Web site is to provide the most comprehensive listing of employer recruiting page links, the best Internet-accessible legitimate job-search resources and services on the Web, and the best and most up-to-date advice from genuine job search and career experts.
  • Locanto Jobs: a classified job listings site with both United States and international opportunities.
  • USAJobs:  a free web-based job board enabling federal job seekers access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations, allowing agencies to meet their legal obligation of providing public notice for federal employment opportunities.
  • Vault: Search thousands of new jobs posted daily on Vault.com.Sign up for job alerts to have the latest jobs that match your search sent to you directly.
  • Mosnter: the premier global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people.
  • US.Jobs (National Labor Exchange): an American job search site part of DirectEmployers, a nonprofit HR consortium of leading global employers formed to improve labor market efficiency through the sharing of best practices, research and the development of technology.
  • Find Internships (Chegg Career Centre): search Chegg's internship database for access over 70,000 internships from amazing companies like Disney, Google, Vera Wang, Nike, JP Morgan and more...

Summer/Part Time Opportunities for Students

  • CareerCentral for Western students and alumni. Search jobs, register for events and workshops, apply to internships and other programs.
  • Canadian Summer Job Search Database: database of multiple summer jobs all over Canada. Allows you to refine your job search to find one matching your skill set and desires.
  • Canada Summer Jobs (Service Canada): summer job opportunities with not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Application process starts Feb 1st and ends Feb 28th.
  • Canadian Pacific Railways: the Summer Student Program at Canadian Pacific Railway runs annually from May to August and gives students the opportunity to gain work experience in the organization.
  • Canada Post Summer Student Employment Program: recruitment campaign for the Canada Post Summer Student Employment Program begin each year in February.
  • Canadian Tree Planting: if you are looking to be a planter for this upcoming season, be ready to start looking for work in January - February at the latest.
  • Cool Jobs Canada: Canada's #1 Tourism/Hospitality Job Site.
  • Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP): helps match students with federal departments and agencies for temporary jobs by maintaining a national inventory of students seeking employment within the federal public service.
  • Job Canada: the first weekly employment listing and training website with a newspaper layout. The main focus is to help you easily access training and job opportunities for Toronto & surrounding areas.
  • jobpostings.ca | Summer/Seasonal Jobs: a great resource for students looking for summer positions, in many Canadian cities and industries.
  • Ontario Parks Association (OPA): database of jobs for parks and open space professionals in Ontario.
  • Ontario Public Service Summer Employment Opportunities: full-time, temporary positions ranging from 7 – 16 weeks between May and Labour Day.
  • Parks Canada  Student Employment: parks Canada offers a number of different programs for post-secondary students mostly from May-September.
  • Parks Canada Youth Ambassador Program: as a youth ambassador, you will inspire youth to get off track and discover and share all the awesome things that they can experience in Canada.
  • Summer Camp Jobs: summer camps are looking for summer staff for the upcoming summer. If you are interested in a summer camp job, the job postings describe summer jobs available with links to each camp. Positions available across Canada and United States.
  • Camp Tamakwa: job openings at Camp Tamakwa in Algonquin Park, Ontario.
  • Canadian Adventure Camp: job opening at Canadian Adventure Camp, recognized as one of Canada’s finest children’s sleepaway summer camps.
  • Canadian Camping Association: database of Canadian camp jobs searchable by province.
  • GO International Work & Travel Providers: offers international summer camp placements for Canadians and international students.
  • Summer Company: provides start-up money and mentorship so students can setup their own small business with the help of the Ontario government.
  • Summer Jobs Programs Ontario (Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities): whether you want to find a job, start your own business, or work for the Government of Ontario this summer, there's lots of work available through Ontario's summer jobs programs.
  • TalentEgg Summer Jobs: use the TalentEgg database to find entry level jobs, summer jobs, internships and student jobs across Canada.
  • Young Canada Works: summer job program focusing on helping you acquire valuable work experience and skills; giving you the opportunity to explore and discover new regions within Canada; and helping you pay for your education.

Federal government job postings

  • The Advanced Policy Analyst Program: offers recent graduates an unparalleled development opportunity in the federal public service. The APAP develops high potential individuals for policy roles in the Government of Canada by offering recent master's-level graduates the opportunity to establish a foundation of knowledge and experience in federal public administration.
  • Canada Revenue Agency: the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is looking for students and recent graduates to fill a variety of positions in areas such as: Audits, Human Resources, Information Technology and others.
  • Careers in Federal Public Service, Public Service Commission of Canada: opportunities for students and graduates, create a job profile, view jobs.
  • Career Focus Program: offers youth a range of work experiences, learning and skill-building activities to help them choose careers and to encourage them to pursue advanced studies.
  • Civic Jobs: Canada's largest online source for municipal postings, made possible through a partnership between Canadian local government professional organizations.
  • Environment Canada: recruits people for meteorology, hydrology and other occupations in the atmospheric sciences. Also recruits in other functional areas such as finance, administration and human resources.
  • Finance Canada: apply to join Finance Canada's team of economists, policy analysts, researchers, and tax legislation officers. Note: the application process can start as early as September.
  • Legal Excellence Program: the Legal Excellence Program provides employment opportunities to law students, articling law students, and junior lawyers and notaries.
  • National Research Council Co-op Program: the NRC Co-op Program offers work terms to post-secondary students so that they can acquire practical and professional work experience.
  • National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC): NSERC offers scholarships and fellowships for every stage of study, from undergraduate to postdoctoral. The awards are meant to provide research experience and financial support at university.
  • NRC Student Employment Program: National Research Council Canada provides students with practical career-related experience in research and development, library sciences, communications, marketing and other areas.
  • NRC Summer Employment Program: the National Research Council Canada (NRC) Summer Employment Program provides post-secondary students with practical work experience in research and development, library sciences, communications and marketing.
  • Odyssey: full time work experience that will give you the opportunity to live in another province, share your culture, and make a difference in the lives of young people in your host community. Positions begin in September and end May 31st.

Provincial government job postings