A student job represents a golden opportunity to discover the labour market. It is often the first job experience that requires respecting a schedule, fulfilling professional duties, and interacting with a boss. It also provides an excellent opportunity to establish contacts and obtain references while discovering a variety of trades and professions.
A career usually doesn’t begin with the job of one’s dreams. But a first job does provide an opportunity for contact with experienced people from various sectors. You shouldn’t hesitate to ask them questions. You will sometimes discover a passion or realize that you would never want to work in such a field. One thing is certain: by trial and error, you will eventually find work that suits you to a “t.” What’s more, by doing all sorts of jobs, you will acquire transferable skills.
On the emploietudiant.qc.ca website, Emploi-Québec provides you with tools and advice and suggests various steps to help you find a summer job or part-time work while you study.
Using the Online Placement service, you can offer your services (post your candidacy) and consult job offers. You must post at least one student candidacy per year in order to reactivate and update your file. This service also allows you to post your candidacy to work for the Québec government.