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UBC Hiring Solutions

Start your UBC journey with temporary work.

Welcome to UBC Hiring Solutions. We're your starting point for a career at one of Canada's top universities. Whether you're an experienced professional or looking for a chance to learn, UBC has temporary roles across many departments. Each year, nearly 200 individuals join UBC through Hiring Solutions.  We're here to find the right fit for both you and the department.


Discover ubc through temporary work

  • Diverse opportunities: Explore roles in admin, clinical, and finance that match your skills and interests.
  • Valuable experience: Gain software skills and hands-on experience within multiple departments in our ever-evolving academic environment.
  • Internal applicant status: Gain the inside track when applying for internal positions. More than 100 Hiring Solutions temps move into permanent roles at UBC per year.
  • Staying on at UBC: Temp jobs often turn into permanent roles.
  • Benefits (for select temps): Family building benefits, tuition reimbursement, staff pension plan.

our process

  1. Apply for admin, clinical, and finance roles that fit your skills.
  2. Complete a pre-recorded video interview
  3. Take skills tests
  4. Attend a real-time virtual interview
  5. Provide reference checks
  6. Join ready to hire pool
  7. Get hired and placed in assignments

What to expect

  • Skill-based placement: We match you with assignments based on your skills and experience.
  • Flexible duration: Assignments can last from one week to one year.
  • Commitment required: Declining assignments may affect your future placements.
  • Hourly pay: Pay varies by assignment and is hourly.
  • Flexible work: Be ready for different tasks. Work hours are not guaranteed.
  • Continuous employment: We endeavour to keep you in back-to-back assignments.

Common requirements

  • University undergraduate degree in a related field, with additional training in office procedures
  • Three-plus years of recent related experience in a professional office environment, OR one year of administrative or finance experience using Workday in a post-secondary setting.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, able to work well in a team.
  • Adaptability, attention to detail, and commitment to diversity and confidentiality.

Get Started

Join us at UBC and be part of a vibrant community dedicated to excellence, innovation, and inclusivity. 

Get started by browsing the temporary positions that match your skills and interests from one of the three job categories: 

  • Admin/Clerical Support
  • Clinical/Medical Office Assistant/Receptionist
  • Financial Processing Specialist 

You can view listings, learn more and apply via the button, below.

Learn more & apply

Success Stories

"I am genuinely grateful for the unwavering support extended by each member of the team. The wealth of experience and knowledge I have acquired during the past years is truly exceptional, and I am wholeheartedly thankful for all the opportunities of UBC Hiring Solutions assigning me in numerous significant roles across the campus."

– Edrees Kakar, Department of Ophthalmology

Get in touch

Contact Hiring Solutions with any inquiries or to learn more. 

For managers and leaders

Hiring Solutions can help you find the right people fast, for both short and long-term needs. If you are a manager or people leader looking for recruitment support, visit the UBC Hiring Solutions page (CWL required) to find out more about our services and how we can meet your recruitment needs. 

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