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Career Trends & Events – April 9th, 2019

Submitted on Tuesday, April 09, 2019

On this page you will find helpful information to keep you up-to-date on upcoming events and trends across a range of industries. Career trends may range from areas such as recruitment practices, to top organizations to work at, to career exploration strategies. Events are external to the iSchool and will often take place in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

For questions related to this information, please contact Alex Howes, Careers Officer, at


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  1. A Greener Tomorrow – Special Earth Day Event

DATE: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00pm
LOCATION: Studio.89 Café (1065 Canadian Place #104, Mississaufa, ON L4W 0B8)
COST: Free!
Register here!

“Join us as cybersecurity expert, author and former FBI operative Eric O’Neill, the inspiration behind the spy thriller Breach, tells real-life spy stories and how today’s cyber spy is responsible for sophisticated, brilliant, devious, and technologically advanced attacks targeting your data.

A panel discussion will follow the talk also featuring York mathematics Professor Patrick Ingram and Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and Associate at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Kristin Ali, moderated by Dan Falk, award-winning science journalist and York Science Communicator in Residence.

Event Outline:

6:30 PM – Doors open
7:00 PM – Public lecture followed by panel discussion and Q&A with audience
8:30 PM – Book signing

A note about tickets: In case of a sold-out event, your ticket reservation may not guarantee seating. We recommend you arrive early.”

  1. Spring Job Fair

DATE: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
TIME: 1:30 – 3:30pm
LOCATION: Milliken Mills Library (7600 Kennedy Road #1, Markham, ON)
COST: Free!
Register here!


JVS Toronto is hosting a Spring Job Fair in partnership with Milliken Mills Library in Markham.

Jobs in Customer Service, Administration, Technology (IT), Finance, Insurance, Hospitality, Healthcare, Sales, and more!


– York University                                         – CAA                                                      – Hilton Hotels

– Cognizant                                                   – Altis HR                                               – VHA Home HealthCare



Human Resources Business Partner Payroll Supervisor Facilities Operator Finance Manager
Investment Analyst Oracle Back-End Developer Systems Administrator Office 365 Architect
Enterprise Data Warehouse Developer Director of SAP Development Business Systems Analyst Business Process Architect
Senior Agile Coach Field Service Technician Junior Technical Support IT Sales / Account Manager
Client Service Agents (Insurance) Security Officer Cook Banquet Server
Bell Person Financial Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant Database Developer
Customer Service Representative Executive Assistant Events Assistant Content Review Analyst (multiple languages open)
Social Media Analyst Nurse Personal Support Worker And more!
  1. Urban Career Expo: Talent & Career Fair

DATE: Thursday, April 11, 2019
TIME: 9:30am Registration, 10:00am – 3:00pm
LOCATION: Great Hall, Hart House (7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON)
COST: Free!
Register here!

“In collaboration with the University of Toronto’s Urban Studies Program, Centre for Community Partnerships, the Career Exploration and Education, the School of Cities invites U of T students to its first Urban Career Expo: Talent and Career Fair.

“Join us for a unique opportunity to meet and network with urban leaders, community champions, city-builders and leading professionals across a range of urban-focused fields and sectors in government, public and private sectors.

  • Explore a range of innovative career pathways and internship opportunities
  • Share your creative and change-making work and aspirations with an interdisciplinary group of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Learn from our inspiring speakers and benefit from enriching cross-sector networking and professional development.”
  1. Unlocking a Career in the Archives

DATE: Friday, April 12, 2019
TIME: 6:00 – 7:00pm
LOCATION: Room 728 Bissell
COST: Free!

“Join ACA UofT Student Chapter for a panel event featuring archivists who are on the hiring committees of various archives in Toronto. We’ve turned the tables and they’ve agreed to be grilled on the ins and outs of getting a job in the archives/records management field. Come to hear their take on crafting the perfect CV, making a good impression at an interview, and more.”


LISA DAULBY Enterprise Records Management, Technology and Operations at the Royal Bank of Canada
PAUL LEATHERDALE Archivist, Corporate Records & Archives at the Law Society of Ontario
LORYL MACDONALD Associate Chief Librarian for Special Collections, Director of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, and University Archivist at the University of Toronto
JANICE ORLANDO-SOTTILE Director, Archives Management and Information Storage Branch, Information, Privacy and Archives Division at the Archives of Ontario
ANNA ST. ONGE Director, Digital Scholarship Infrastructure at York University Libraries
NICHOLE VONK General Council Archivist at the United Church of Canada


  1. Volunteer

CLOSES ON: Friday, April 12, 2019
EMPLOYER: Canadian Museum Association –
LOCATION: Toronto Hilton Hotel (145 Richmond St. West, Toronto, ON)
PAYMENT: Volunteer Position (8-10)
LENGTH: 9:30am – 2:30pm Saturday, April 13, 2019
APPLY: via email

“Delegate Bag Preparation. CMA will provide lunch.”

If you can volunteer for this, please reply to:
Michael Wallace,
Executive Director, Theatre Museum Canada

  1. Accessibility Services Leadership & Learning Intern

CLOSES ON: Friday, April 12, 2019
EMPLOYER: University of Toronto – Student Life (St. George Campus) – Accessibility Services
PAYMENT: $25.23/hr, $25.74/hr as of July
(Part Time, 11-24hrs/week with some evenings/weekends)
LENGTH: May 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019
APPLY: On the CLN, Job ID 141656

“The Student Learning Team within Accessibility Services supports the learning and development of students in navigating Accessibility Services and the University of Toronto.
Under the direction of the Learning Strategies Specialist and the Program Coordinator, the Accessibility Services Leadership & Learning Intern will be responsible for working with staff to develop and deliver student programming. The Intern will:

  • Work within a holistic and student-centered approach and closely with staff to support the development of a suite of workshops on topics that include: navigating accommodations, resilience, planning and prioritization, self-advocacy and communication, and leadership & career development
  • Support the Moving Forward summer orientation program and the Accessibility Services summer welcome days that help new undergraduate and graduate students get a head start on their transition to U of T
  • Work closely with staff to develop and deliver training for student staff members, including peer advisors, peer mentors, and peer facilitators
  • Work closely with Learning Strategists, the Program Coordinator, and Academic Advisors to collect and create content for tip sheets around learning skills, administrative processes, and communication skills
  • Attend outreach activities – promoting Accessibility Services to incoming students at college and faculty welcome days over the summer
  • Occasional evening and weekends

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in the development and delivery of workshop materials to university students in either academic or student life programming required
  • Experience supporting the unique needs of diverse learners an asset
  • Experience with and knowledge of the services and resources available through the Division of Student Life and the University of Toronto more generally
  • Familiarity with the experiences of people living with disabilities is an asset
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Confidence in speaking to groups and in organizing and facilitating meetings/workshops
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including desktop publishing (Microsoft Office Suite) and social media platforms
  • Projects are varied and may change from month to month, so solid project management skills and strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills are required

The intern:

  • Attends biweekly Student Learning Team meetings
  • Attends Accessibility Services staff meetings as needed
  • Hours will be split between in office work and on location at outreach events

Accessibility Services at the University of Toronto (St. George campus) supports students with disabilities in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the University of Toronto’s Statement of Commitment to Persons with Disabilities. Once registered, students receive support in determining and negotiating effective academic accommodations as well as support for learning, adaptive technology, and community building.”

  1. Queering Religion Intern

CLOSES ON: Sunday, April 21, 2019
EMPLOYER: University of Toronto – Student Life (St. George Campus) – Multi-Faith Centre
PAYMENT: $15/hr
(Part Time, 1-10hrs/week with flexible hours Mon-Fri)
LENGTH: September 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020
APPLY: On the CLN, Job ID 122760

“The Queering Religion Intern will assist in engaging/facilitating student-initiated programming with students, staff and faculty in questions related to the intersection of faith and sexuality.  The Intern will explore and assist in creating safer places to discover the rich, sometimes troubling and often sacred intersection of gender identities, sexual orientation, faiths, religions, theologies and spiritual practice.


  • Facilitate weekly peer support/mentorship programme for LGBTQ students of faith, including film festival in the winter term.
  • undertake research and collect data re issues under consideration for programme development re faith and sexuality;
  • Learn about the role of religion in secular society, religion and culture, through active involvement in programme planning and implementation.
  • Liaise with the Multi-Faith Centre, Sexual Gender & Diversity Office and Campus Chaplains Association as well as the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.
  • Develop and practice skills in communication, meeting management, event planning, and marketing.
  • Work in a team environment under the supervision of professional full-time staff with the Multi-Faith Centre and the Campus Chaplains Assoc.


  • Understanding of intersectionality and identity development and theories of oppression
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • critical thinking skills
  • research experience
  • organizational skills
  • creativity
  • demonstrated interest in student learning
  • comfortable in a Mac and PC environment; proficiency in MS Office

Internship position from Sept 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2020.

Deadline for applications is April 21st, 2019 with interviews commencing on May 1st, 2019.”

  1. Student Database Programmer

CLOSES ON: Sunday, April 30, 2019
EMPLOYER: Diane Frankling Co-operative Homes
PAYMENT: $20/hr
(Full Time, 35+ hrs/week)
LENGTH: May 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019
APPLY: On the CLN, Job ID 141528

Primary Function:

The student database programmer will be responsible for assisting for the design and development of the housing database program – its structure and its code, as well as designing the database program to be pertinent and customizable for other not-for-profit organizations (particularly the co-op housing sector). Throughout the design process, the programmer will be responsible for ensuring that the program meets all Canadian and Provincial government standards with regard to protecting personal electronic information from unauthorized access (PIPEDA).

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • design user interface and web layout using HTML/CSS
  • develop new code and debug existing code for existing software enhancements
  • support and train co-op staff in using the housing database program
  • assist in troubleshooting any problems and maintain proper usage documentation of housing database program
  • research, gather, and synthesize information that leads to quality design and coding
  • test and fix code to ensure quality
  • create all programming documentation


  • enrolled in and returning to a recognized educational institution on a full-time basis
  • familiarity working with and designing user interface using HTML/CSS practices
  • WordPress, theming and module development experience
  • knowledge in JavaScript / PHP / MySQL programming on a Linux/Apache/MySQL/ platform
  • experience with Git and Github
  • enthusiasm for working with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • database programming/query development using MySQL
  • self-directed and works with minimal supervision
  • decisive and produces quality work in short time-frames
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • strong organizational skills, time-management skills, and attention to detail
  1. Community and Youth Program Coordinator

CLOSES ON: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
EMPLOYER: Odyssey Threatre
PAYMENT: $425/week
(Full Time, 25-35 hrs/week)
LENGTH: July 1, 2019 – August 26, 2019
APPLY: On the CLN, Job ID 142032


Join Odyssey Theatre’s team in its 34th season as Ottawa’s premier professional open-air theatre. We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people from diverse backgrounds who have a passion for the arts and who are committed to contributing to the growth and success of our 2019 season. Work with a dynamic and collaborative team, gain experience with a professional arts organization, and spend the summer with Ottawa’s leading mask and movement Theatre Company!

We produce award-winning mask and movement-based performances that blend classic and contemporary art forms and incorporate diverse cultures and traditions from around the world. Our annual Theatre Under the Stars series transforms Ottawa’s beautiful Strathcona Park into a theatre venue and welcomes theatre lovers of all ages.

We are now hiring a Community and Youth Program Coordinator and are looking for a student who is currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution or will have graduated in 2019 and is under the age of 25. The Community and Youth Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the Youth Apprenticeship Program, supervising 8-10 youths over the summer. They will also be responsible for coordinating our Community Neighbours Program – a series of performances and events that engage local community groups.

Dates: July 4th – August 26th, 2019 Duration: 6 days/week (30 hours)
Salary: $425.00/week Location: Arts Court (2 Daly Ave.)
Strathcona Park (25 Range Rd.)

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the following tasks:

  • Planning and scheduling training activities for the Apprentices;
  • Supervision of the Apprentices;
  • Creating learning plans and assignments;
  • Coordinating workshops by professional artists;
  • Conducting evaluations;
  • Facilitating Community Neighbours programs and events;
  • Coordinate on-site logistics and arrangements for events; and
  • Other administrative duties as required.


The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience and training in, and a passion for Theatre or the Performing Arts;
  • Excellent organizational skills, as well as time and resource management;
  • Excellent people skills, particularly working with youth;
  • Strong leadership qualities;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to actively listen and collaborate;
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Suite, Office Outlook, Photoshop, social media platforms);
  • Ability to problem solve and make effective decisions; and
  • Ability to take initiative and responsibility for their work.

A Driver’s License and First Aid Certification is an asset.”

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