Employer Resources during Covid-19

Although our offices are physically closed, we are still here to provide services and expertise to employers. We aim to support you in your ongoing campus recruitment, your contingency plans during the Covid-19 pandemic and to help you maintain engagement with students going forward.

We have heard from many organizations concerned about students, their well-being, and how they are engaging in our services. We know that hiring is frozen in some areas, in others, offers have been rescinded or not extended. We have also heard from employers who are working hard to onboard students virtually, to set students up for success working remotely. We have been overwhelmed with the concern shown by employers about student well-being and mental health during this time. We thank you for that.

We are in the process of investigating how best to serve you, to help you engage with students and maintain your all-important brand on campus.

Learn more about how we can support you in recruiting:

Supports to hire students
Canada Summer Jobs: Changes were announced to the Canada Summer Job program on April 8, 2020. Changes include increasing the amount of wage subsidy and allowing hires for part-time positions. Although the application is currently closed, the Government of Canada is working to identify organizations providing essential services that did not apply and could benefit from the program. If you did not apply, please contact your Member of Parliament.
Resources for employers
Distance Interview Tips
  • Test out the technology in advance and consider what instructions you may need to provide for the interviewee. 
  • Distance interviews can take longer than in-person interviews, due to technology issues, slow wifi, etc. Schedule more time than you normally would. 
  • Be flexible (for example, a web camera might freeze or stop working). Focus on what the person is saying.
  • Consider what the interviewee can control. (e.g., they may not be able to control interruptions from roommates, kids, or pets).