During these unprecedented times, many USask students and alumni may be facing financial and employment difficulties.

Across Saskatchewan and the country we are seeing extensive disruption in the labour market, including altered work arrangements (e.g. remote working), reduced hours, layoffs, and hiring processes that are being deferred or cancelled.

Governments and employers are taking steps to help people who have had their employment impacted by COVID-19, and the response is evolving daily.

USask Career Services aims to support our students and alumni through these challenging times by providing curated information and resources, and by continuing to provide timely employment and career related services. Please log into CareerLink to book a Career Coaching, ResumeTalk, or Mock Interview appointment, or contact any of the Career Services team members directly with your employment and career questions.

(Updated April 29, 2021)

Know your benefits and stay informed

Federal government resources, supports, and updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continued learning and growth

USask Spring and Summer Classes - Considering signing up for an online class this summer. It's a great opportunity to focus on a class, and get ahead in your program! 

LinkedIn Learning - Sign up with your USask email (nsid@mail.usask.ca) for free access to hundreds of short courses and videos on pretty much any topic you can imagine. You do not need a LinkedIn account to access LinkedIn Learning.

Job Postings YouTube Channel - A great selection of free short videos on everything from office etiquette and how to be a better teammate to networking hacks and nailing online interviews.

24 Best Websites for Learning New Skills - Here you'll find a list of sites (many free) for online education, narrowed down and categorized by the type of learning experience they offer.

Maximize your job search

Be open-minded when it comes to opportunities and make sure to broaden your job search to include a range of sources. Keep in mind that many organizations do not post on job listing sites, and you will need to visit their Careers pages. Make sure to use these job search sources:

Take the time to ensure your job search efforts are as effective as possible. Strengthen your Resume and Cover Letter. Be prepared to ace your Interviews. Build a strong LinkedIn profile.

Book an appointment with our career and employment professionals through CareerLink.

Be well

Take care of yourself:

Ask for help - USask Student Wellness Centre and Student Affairs and Outreach professionals are available to support you.

Consider volunteering to help others - Check social media for caremongering movements in your community for opportunities to volunteer even as you practice social distancing and self-isolation.