Employment Help

Welcome! Whether you are a current student looking for an internship or summer job, a graduate student looking to launch your career, or an alumnus looking to change positions or advance your career, it is our goal to connect quality employers to qualified students and graduates of College of the Rockies.

There are numerous on-campus job opportunities at all campuses throughout the year. These will be posted to the online Career Portal as well as on-campus job and info boards. Be sure to watch for postings throughout the year.

Helpful Resources

Indigenous Communities Opportunities

Regional and Multi-Site Search Engines

Canadian-based job search engines that index jobs directly from companies` career websites, placement agencies, and job boards.

Federal and Provincial Government Agencies


No Work Experience? Volunteer! Gain valuable work experience, connect with others, learn new skills, and build self-confidence. Volunteer opportunities are posted on the career portal and are across Canada at Volunteer Canada or givingandvolunteering.ca

Volunteer Kootenays
39 -13th Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC V1C 2V4
Phone: 250-426-8019
Fax: 250-426-2134

Job Search Sites – General

College Programs – Specific

Certified Dental Assisting

Tourism/Cook Training


Information Technology




Service Learning Experience

What is Service Learning Experience vs. Practicum/Internship?


A practicum is a mandatory program requirement to complete an unpaid work placement. A practicum is aimed at giving students supervised, real-world application and experience of theory and principles learned throughout their course of study. Individual programs may allow students to use a paid work placement with prior approval from an instructor if the job meets the goals of the practicum.


An internship is a volunteer or unpaid work placement with an employer to allow students to gain relevant work experience and guidance in a particular field. No credit is granted for Internships and the college is not involved in these placements.

Service Learning Experience (SLE)

SLE is offered as an opportunity for students to do an unpaid project or practicum/internship-type placement to obtain partial course credit.  Like a practicum, the goal is to provide students with supervised, real-world application and experience of theory and principles related to a particular course and to gain credit towards that course.