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CAREER CENTRE Presentations

UVIC Assistant Teaching Professor Rebecca Gagan: Making the Transition – Understanding the pressures of your first year at university – Monday, Feb. 10 – Lunch


Making the Transition – Thurs, Jan. 23, 6:30-7:30 pm in Oak Bay High School’s Theatre, UVic’s  Rebecca Gagan (Professor of Linguistics & Associate Dean Research) is offering a presentation on understanding the pressure of your first year at university. Geared towards students and parents/guardians, it will explore how to build positive coping skills for success.

Mini Med School – Thursday, Apr. 2, 8:30 – 3:30, Royal BC Museum. Join BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute for a day of presentations and hands-on activiites that explore the newest discoveries and innovations in health research. FREE. Registration opens on Monday, Feb. 10 at 4 pm. First come first served. Registration and Agenda.

Step into STEM – Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 – 2:30. UVic Faculty of Education workshops that include: Medical Sciences, STEM Olympics, Coding, Science Demos. More info and to Register

Lattitude Info Session Volunteering overseas for a gap year. Wed. Feb. 12, 7 pm – 8:30 pm, Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus, Room F214 in the Fisher Building. Register.

SAT Preparation Information Session –  Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7 – 8 pm, St Michaels University School.  Please RSVP by 4:00pm, Tuesday, February 18 to

Explore UVic – Feb. 1, open to Grade 10-12 students and their families. Mock lectures, campus tours, faculty-specific presentations and student panel.

School District Opportunities

Aviation Springboard – Explore the world of Aviation at Viking Air. Grade 10-12. Friday, Feb. 14, 9 – 1:30 pm. Sign up with Ms. Dawson. Apps due: Wed. Feb. 5.

Women in Trades and Technology Exploration Day – Wed. Feb. 26 at Camosun. Trades: electrical, carpentry, sheet metal, automotive. Tech: Civil Engineering, electronics, computer science tech, mechanical engineering. Sign up with Ms. Dawson in the Career Centre

Discover Tech Program – For grade 11/12. Full time semester long program at Camosun Interurban. Sept. 2020 – Jan 2021. Due: March 1. Ms. Dawson will do applications. Discover Technology – Poster One Pager

Allied Health Courses – AHLT 104 – Professional Communication for Allied Health and AHLT 134 Legal and Professional Ethics for Allied Health – Feb 2020 start. Fridays after school. Tuition sponsored by school district, but students pay for books and registration fee. These courses are a prerequisite for: Medical Lab Assistant, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound), and Medical Radiography programs at Camosun. Due: Jan 31 to Ms. Dawson.


Lumberworld – (located on Quadra St near Reynolds Secondary) looking for part time and full time staff.  Email resumes directly to Boyd Flaig  Customer service associate part time and full time – wage range is $13.80-$18/hour. Drywall packers full time $16.85-$19.85. Warehouse/ yard staff full time/part time $14.45-$18.05

Fairmont Career Fair – Jan 23, 9 – 1 pm. Tope by and bring paper copy of resume and dress professionally. Hiring: housekeeping, front desk, guest services, food and Beverage, Banquets, and Stewarding.

Work BCVictoria Youth Job Blast (English – December 2019) is out! Helpful resource for students looking for work

Panorama Recreation Centre: Out of School Care Leaders & Assistants – auxiliary; $19/hour; 15 hours/week (between 2-6pm in afternoon)(application screening ongoing)

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Leader Posting –

Teen Drop-In Leader – auxiliary; $23/hour; 5 hours/week (Fridays 5:30-10:30pm)(application screening ongoing)

Barista, Origin Gluten-Free Café Pay: $14.50/Hour. Job Duties:

  • Answer incoming customer inquiries
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and teams to stay updated on new products, services, and policies
  • Engage with clients in a friendly and professional manner while actively listening to their concerns
  • Offer support and solutions to customers in accordance with the company’s customer service policies
  • Other duties as requested

Starting wage will be $14.50/hour for training, then a wage increase to $15.47 after a 3 month probation. Subsequent raises based on hours, duties and our company’s wage scale. We offer an extended benefits plan for staff working an average of 20 hours or more a week, and all staff have access to our Employee Assistance Plan offering free unlimited counselling services.
You will also get a 30% staff discount on all of our goods! Link

Kindness Mentor, A Kinder Cup: Pay: $14/Hour. A Kinder Cup is a new coffee shop in the Admirals Walk Plaza in View Royal. The purpose of the coffee shop is to provide employment opportunities to adults with a disability and encourage inclusive hiring practices. Job Duties: To perform the regular duties of a barista as well as provide support, coaching, and guidance for employees with a cognitive disability (Kindness Ambassadors)

What are the daily tasks of a Barista/Kindness Mentor?

  • Connect with colleagues and customers in a positive, encouraging, and friendly manner
  • Provide exceptional customer service to each person who walks through the door
  • Show a willingness to learn and grow with the company
  • Prepare and serve delicious beverages and food
  • Monitor the cleaning schedule meticulously
  • Operate the point of sale system, espresso machine, grinders, and other equipment according to directions


The Old Spaghetti Factory.  Roles: Junior Server (Busser), Servers, Dishwashers, Prep, and Hostess. No experience necessary. Any interested individuals are welcome to drop off a resume in person at 703 Douglas or email Amanda, Ages 15 and older.

Atria Retirement – Servers for seniors. WAITSTAFF

Island Health – Minor Test Shopper. Minimum 14 years of age. Details on job board in the Career Centre. $14 an hour.

Landmark Cinemas – Food Service Cast Member. See job board and Ms. Dawson for more details. Apply in person or email resume to Matt Jawanda, general mangager at

Oak Bay News – Carriers wanted. Call 250 480-3285 or email

Compass Canada – Housekeeper or Food Service Worker pay $15.15 – $15.90. Locations: Victoria General, Priory, Queen Alexandra, Aberdeen, Mt. Tolmie. Send resume to Details on job board.

Thrifty Foods – James Bay location. Bring in resume. Ask for Dale Hauk (Grocery Manager) or Brien Michell (Store Manager), and you will be interviewed on the spot.

Trillium Highgate Lodge – Two positions. 1. One weekend shift, 2 pm to 7 pm plus a serving shift. 2. Serving position 4 pm to 7 pm. Two to three shifts per week. Info: Greta Garriock at

Laurel Point Inn is hiring! Jobs: restaurant server, bellperson, banquet server, room attendant, food runner, in-room dining, 1st cook, 2nd cook. See job board for details.

Department of National Defence (DND) is seeking food services attendants. Working at DND will provide you with on-the-job training in an industrial kitchen setting and includes food prep.  Contact:

The Canadian Army Reserves offers part time work throughout the school year. Sample jobs: Armoured Soldier, Medical Technician, and Army Communication lnfo Systems Specialist. Support Canadians during times of natural disaster relief operations, sovereignty and more. See various locations. Age: 16+ Email:

Dawson Heights Housing-Retirement living residence – Looking for a dining room server. Minimum grade 10, Food Safe Level 1. Phone Barb Corley 250 477-4850 for more details. Full job description is on the Career Centre job board.

Morinwood Manufactoring is looking for grade 12 students interested in working in a commercial cabinet shop.  Contact: Chris Strasbourg, Plant Manager – 250 479 0581 ex 21.

Rhino Labour Temp Services – Hiring students under 16 with parental consent and over 16 without parental consent for construction site clean up, demo, landscaping, warehousing, event set up/tear down, carpentry. Click here for more details.


Big Brothers Big Sisters – Mentors (grades 9 – 12) volunteer for one hour/week supporting a student at Campus View. No experience necessary.  250 475-1117 ext 40.

Luther Court Society – Help serve lunch or be a bowling pin setter. Details are on the job/volunteer board in the Career Centre. Email: Phone: Ed at 250 477-7241 ext 23.

The Victorian Retirement Home – Looking for students who enjoy leading activities and love to socialize. Charity Miles, Card Bingo, Tile Rummy, Crosswords. Contact Caitlin Lowe 250-477-1912.

Victoria Opportunities for Community Youth Leadership – For students 14+. Contact Tracy Lemke 250-477-7231 ext. 241 or

Canucks Autism – 16 and over. More info on the volunteer board in the Career Centre and here

WIN (Women in Need) are looking for volunteers. Visit one of their locations for an application or online here.

Victoria Disability Resource Centre is looking for volunteers. Contact Christopher Wooding at 250-595-0044 or email

Volunteer Victoria helps connect students with positions. For information, click here

Interested in volunteering abroad? Latitude provides opportunities for global volunteering.