Information for Employers + Hiring Managers

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We appreciate your interest in hiring an Emily Carr student or graduate. All opportunities can be self-posted on The Leeway, Artswork, Emily Carr’s internal jobs and opportunities board. Postings

Please refer to the following policy + guidelines when posting your opportunities.


Emily Carr Career Development + Work Integrated Learning services facilitate employment, recruitment, and artist call efforts from the creative industry for our undergraduate, graduate, and alumni communities.

To access these services, you and your organization must comply with all employment standards outlined by the British Columbia Employment Standards Act, the Human Rights Code, and Emily Carr University.

Also please note British Columbia’s Wage Transparency Act which came into effect on Nov 1st.

[] and requires that wages be included on all job postings.

All student experiential opportunity postings such as field practices (formerly co-ops) must be compensated as per the British Columbia Employment Standards Act’s definitions.

Emily Carr University posts volunteer opportunities for registered charitable organizations, and not-for-profit organizations only, with preference given to work that is related to our undergraduate and master’s degree.

In compliance with the Graphic Designers of Canada’s Code of Ethics, Emily Carr University does not post opportunities requiring the applicants to perform speculative work (such as competitions).

Recruiting and posting privileges will not be provided to organizations that:

  • Charge student applicants directly for services
  • Require a financial investment on the part of the applicants
  • Offer compensation that is primarily based on commission
  • Offer compensation that is primarily based on speculative work
  • Offer volunteer opportunities and are not a registered charitable organization or not-for-profit organization
  • Offer field experience (formerly co-op) opportunities that are not compensated
  • Third party postings that do not disclose the employer’s information

For fine arts creative service compensation recommendations, visit: CARFAC

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

In order to qualify for WIL course credits, students must be practicing in their field of study (or a related field) and receive mentorship by a supervisor who is experienced in that area, since students complete an elective course in lieu of a studio based elective course. For example: a design student would work in design, a film student would work on a film project, etc.

Students are available on a semester basis full and part-time from:
January-April, May-August, and September-December.

Students are typically paid between $18 - 28 per hour, depending on their range of experience. Our students are selected from a pool of senior students who have achieved stronger than average grades. The Career Development + Work Integrated Learning Office will vet all postings. Should you require further information please contact us.


Emily Carr University reserves the right to edit, delete, or refuse any opportunity posting that are not in compliance with the above mentioned policies. Emily Carr University does not screen the postings to this site, nor does Emily Carr University conduct background checks of the opportunities posted. The provision of this search/opportunity posting service does not constitute an endorsement by Emily Carr University of any of the organizations posting opportunities.

Interview arrangements and any employment resulting from the use of this service are between the applicant and the organization. Students are reminded to exercise caution with respect to disclosure of personal information.