Hiring Students Toolkit

Welcome to the Hiring Students Toolkit! 

We can make a difference for students! Co-curricular engagement—in particular, through on-campus positions—is a hallmark of the Queen’s experience. These roles include paid part-time jobs, peer positions and other volunteer roles, involvement in research activities, and roles in student organizations.  

Student positions are an essential part of the Queen’s experience—thank you to all departments that have maintained existing roles and created new roles where possible.

Mark Green, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)   

During COVID-19, Queen’s wants to ensure that there are as many “on-campus” experiences for students as possible. Thanks for coming here to learn more about how you can support this goal. In addition to the impact on students themselves, student positions can have an immense positive impact on the department as well.  

We know you are busy—the tools on this page will make it easy to create, recruit, onboard, and supervise student roles to support the Queen’s student experience. 

I want to...

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Create a new student role in my unit or adapt an existing student role to be remote

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Find and select a student for a paid or volunteer role

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Onboard students remotely

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Set yourself and your students up for success

 Do you already hire students? Want to enhance your student hiring? Start at Step 2!


Incentives & Subsidies

Governments and other organizations sometimes provide hiring incentives for employers. Each program will have unique eligibility criteria. Read more about them here.

Health & Safety Considerations

As always, the health and safety of Queen's student staff and volunteers is paramount. Where possible, remote opportunities (rather than in-person) are preferred. Extra consideration is required by departments to ensure all student staff and volunteers feel safe at work or at their volunteer opportunity during this period of COVID-19. Departments must apply the same considerations to student staff and volunteer health and safety as you would to other staff.

COVID-19 related information and resources are available on the university’s COVID Information webpage and the COVID-19 Campus Operation Group webpage. If you have any questions about health and safety for student staff and volunteers, please contact the Department of Environmental Health & Safety at safety@queensu.ca or ext. 32999.

Are you a student leader in a club?

You may find the new Club Hub website useful.

Club Hub website

Want to learn more?

Check out the Hiring Students Toolkit webinar recording (26 min video)

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