Create Your Career Path

Support to help you enter the labour market

La Cité helps you succeed by offering you the support, resources and tools you need to set out or continue on your career path. We assist students and graduates seeking to enter the labour market and distinguish themselves at the professional level.

Our career counselling service includes:

  • Job and internship searches
  • Career choice coaching
  • Professional mentoring
  • Job-readiness – preparing a résumé, mock interviews, etc.

La Cité will guide you in your path toward employment.


Work Experience and Volunteering

Are you ready to work, be an intern or do some volunteering for an organization, but don’t know where to start? Begin by checking out the information below to learn about the many available options.

See our careers page for a complete list of student jobs and calls for volunteers.  

 

Co-operative Education and Internships Program (Co-op)

Alternate work and study

La Cité’s co-op program, offered in association with the University of Regina’s Career Centre, allows you to develop your French language skills and gain labour market experience while finishing your degree. You’ll have special access to a job bank offering opportunities in Saskatchewan and elsewhere in Canada.

Students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to:

  • spend time in a Francophone (or bilingual) work environment for a total of 12 months (placements are for four or eight months)
  • alternate between a term of university classes and one or two terms of work placement
  • finish their program with an academic term
  • take job search preparation workshops

The order of placements and university classes is flexible but you may do a maximum of two consecutive workplace terms during the spring/summer semester. The program also allows for optional participation in a fourth term of work placement.

Here is a possible sequence of university classes and work placements:

E.g.

Fall

Winter

Spring/summer

Fall

Winter

Spring/summer

Classes

Classes

Work placement

Classes

Classes

Work placement

 

Fall

Winter

Spring/summer

Fall

Winter

Spring/summer

Classes

Work placement

Classes

Work placement (optional)

Classes

Classes

 

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission to the co-op program, you must:

  • Have an average of at least 67.5%
  • Be enrolled full-time in a French and Francophone Intercultural Studies minor or major
  • Be in good academic standing

NB: Each work placement is subject to an application fee.  

To apply, please contact the academic advisor at the Student Services Centre.

Job Fairs

La Cité’s bilingual job fair

Held in collaboration with the Conseil économique et coopératif de la Saskatchewan (CÉCS), this event was created to provide University of Regina students with an opportunity to find bilingual jobs in Saskatchewan and other provinces.

It’s a not-to-be-missed event if you’re seeking student employment! Come meet a wide range of employers who are recruiting and presenting job opportunities: full-time, part-time, summer, and internship.

The next edition will be announced soon.

 

Career Fairs at the University of Regina

The Career Centre organizes career fairs on a regular basis which are open to students, graduates and the general public. Remember to bring a copy of your résumé – you can often meet employers who are looking for bilingual employees. For a complete list of events, see job fairs on campus. 

Young Canada Works

An initiative from the Department of Canadian Heritage which offers students and recent graduates an opportunity to develop their skills, build the foundations of their career, and make money for their studies while broadening their career perspectives. Young Canadians can take part in the summer job and internships programs.

Discover the possibilities

Language Assistant Program in France

Every year, Canadians head to France for seven months to experience a unique job opportunity. They return with increased confidence and enthusiasm about their job future. As an assistant, you will teach English to primary or secondary school students in France. You’ll live this experience from an exceptional vantage point: like a French person living in France.

Eligibility

Age: between 20 and 30 at the start of the contract

Citizenship: Canadian citizen living in Canada at the time of application

Education: enrolled at a university (even if part-time) and completion of at least two years of bachelor’s studies

Language: English must be your first language or you must speak it fluently. You do not require a diploma in French nor need to speak it fluently, although level B1 is recommended, particularly at a spoken level.

The role of the assistant

Your role as an assistant is to improve students’ confidence in speaking English through lively interactive activities. Students also expect you to introduce them to Canadian culture. You will offer them varied activities and games, using authentic documents from everyday life in Canada.

Salary

The net salary for an English assistant is approximately 800€ per month, for 12 hours of work weekly. This salary is sufficient for a French student’s lifestyle. You are responsible for your travel expenses. Personal funds will be required for the initial weeks of your stay, until you receive your first payment.

Placements

Contracts begin October 1 and end April 30.

In France, schools are grouped into 30 administrative regions called “académies.” On the application form, you may list your 3 preferred académies. Since the number of assistant positions in each académie is pre-determined, you are not guaranteed a placement in the académie you choose. Note that you may be placed anywhere in the académie: for example, if you choose the Lille académie, you may be placed in the city of Lille or in any other town in the académie. You may also specify a preference for primary or secondary school.  

 

For further information:

Nancy Gill
Embassy of France in Canada
464 Wilbrod

Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6M8
assistants-langue@ambafrance-ca.org
www.ambafrance-ca.org/assistants

Odyssey - Language Assistant Program

Are you looking for paid work experience in a school environment? Are you interested in the opportunity to travel in Canada and share your culture? Take part in Odyssey!

Odyssey is a language assistant program. Under the supervision of a teacher or professor, you will:

  • encourage students to participate in oral communication activities
  • prepare teaching activities focused on learning language and culture
  • lead small groups of between 2 and 10 students
  • motivate students in learning English or French
  • take part in evening and weekend cultural activities
  • assist students in language labs at the postsecondary level (although this activity should be kept to a minimum)

As a language assistant, you will work 25 hours per week, from Monday to Friday, from early September until May 31. Since you work during school hours, you will have ample time in the evening and on weekends to make new friends, pursue your favourite activities, or even find a part-time job! You’ll receive a taxable salary of $18,500 (approximately $20/hour) for the nine months of your term.

My Odyssey

Volunteering

There are many advantages to being a volunteer: you can acquire experience and skills in a field that interests you, expand your network by making new contacts, and make a valuable contribution to your community.

Here is a list of organizations that are always looking for bilingual volunteers:

Please contact the organization best suited to your interests to learn more about becoming a volunteer.

Visit our Jobs page for current requests for volunteers.

UR Guarantee

The Student Services Centre is responsible for the French component of the UR Guarantee (URG) Program. You can find out how the activities, events and services offered in French will enhance your participation in the mandatory and elective opportunities.

The URG is a unique initiative that guarantees that you, as a URG member, will find career-related employment within 6 months of completing your degree or the U of R will waive the tuition and course fees for an additional 30 credit hours of undergraduate courses in the following year. For those who have completed more than 30 credit hours, you are eligible for the URG Advantage program (no tuition waiver).

Best of all, the program is FREE! The URG program will support you every step of your university experience to successful employment.

We guarantee you will:

  • Discover more about yourself, your university and your goals
  • Explore your place in the world and how you can make a difference
  • Engage with what you've learned and make it personal
  • Act on your goals with confidence
  • Achieve great things and reach your goals! 

 

 For more information, please visit the URG website.


Professional and Peer Mentorship

 

La Cité can help you build a relationship with a professionnal mentor who can give you pertinent advice on your career choice. The program also allows you to make important connections in your field and participate in job shadowing in order to spend time with a professional in his or her work environment, observing the reality of the profession.  

Peer mentorship is a form of mutual support that contributes to student success. The student mentor helps integrate new students on campus, promotes a positive university experience and encourages engagement and academic success.

 

Professionals who wish to take on the role of career mentor must possess:

  • A desire to share your knowledge and contribute to students’ growth
  • Enjoyment in taking on challenges
  • Expertise in the field
  • Communications skills  
  • Honesty and openness
  • Availability and commitment

Students who would like to take on the role of peer mentor must meet the following criteria:

  • have finished one complete full-time university year
  • be well acquainted with the campus, its faculties and the services offered
  • be available for a minimum of 1 hour of mentoring weekly
  • have a good academic record
  • take part in mentoring training sessions

 

Contact La Cité if you would like to participate in the professional or peer mentorship program.

 

Information:
  Student Services Centre
  cite@uregina.ca | 306.337.3280