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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

At the Career Development Centre, we are available to help you promote your job postings on campus. We have compiled resources and best practices to help you with your job postings at Laurier.

Labour and Salary Resources

The following list includes external resources regarding labour laws and salary.

Ontario Ministry of Labour

The Ontario Ministry of Labour determines employment standards, workplace health and safety and labour relations. The Employment Standards Self Service Tool is available on the ministry’s website at The tool is designed to promote self-reliance amongst workplace parties, making it easier for employers and employees in Ontario to understand and comply with the Employment Standards Act (ESA). It also includes calculations to determine whether the amount paid to an employee meets the minimum standards of the ESA.

Ontario Human Rights Commission

Visit the Ontario Human Rights Commission website to learn more about the commission and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Wage Subsidy and Innovation Information

There are many funding and tax incentives to offset the cost of hiring students:

Salary Data

Laurier Enrolment Data

View our Registrar’s Report for detailed information on enrolments by program of study, geographic distribution and biographical parameters.

Best Practices

We have created a list of best practices and tips to help you recruit on campus, network with our students, and hire for diversity including international students.

Recruiting on Campus

  • Know your facts and develop a campus strategy (academic programs, skills, demographics etc.).
  • Create impactful job descriptions. Post jobs on our Navigator online portal.
  • Develop your brand and connections on campus. Students want to know what makes you different.
  • Develop an internship program (paid positions for co-op and summer students) and create a pipeline for full-time hires.
  • Develop career centre partnerships. We can let you know what works best for our students.
  • Utilize Laurier alumni or recent campus hires to help promote your organization at Laurier.
  • Interview on campus. Make it easy for students to connect with you.
  • Get creative. Let’s connect and brainstorm approaches that will meet your unique organizational needs.

Tips for In-Person Networking with Students

  • First impressions matter. Be friendly and approachable. Stand in front of booths/tables and initiate conversation with students.
  • Be authentic and avoid high-pressure recruiting tactics.
  • Students want to meet you – swag is secondary and optional.
  • Engage alumni in recruiting. Their first-hand knowledge of culture and brand resonates with students.
  • Arrange interviews for the day after campus visits/fairs. This signals that the recruiting process is progressing.

Recruiting for Diversity

We can assist you in recruiting Indigenous, LGBTQ+, culturally diverse, international students and students with disabilities. We work closely with diverse groups on campus to offer specialized programming and consulting on career-related topics. As a result, our students are ready to enter the professional world and contribute to the workforce. If your company is looking to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds, we would be pleased to work with you.

Hiring International Students

Did you know that Laurier attracts over 1000 international students annually? It is easy to tap into this talent and hire international students for your team. International students and alumni can apply for the following work permit programs. As an employer, all you have to worry about is the hiring process.

  • Off-campus work: International students may work up to 20 hours a week off-campus while completing their studies.
  • Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP): Employers may hire international students for up to three years after graduation.
  • Co-op programs: Students applying for co-op placements and internships require a work permit.
  • Permanent residency: There are several government programs to assist international students who are seeking permanent residency.

Employer Recruiting Guidelines

The Career Development Centre has guidelines for employers who recruit at Laurier. Please make sure you review these guidelines.


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