Careers

Our hiring process

The University strives to attract, hire, and retain excellence so that we meet our organizational objectives. UFV is guided by its understanding that a university is its people, and strives to create an environment that is built on mutual respect and understanding, shared values and goals. UFV is committed to supporting the work and career development of its employees.

A brief overview of our recruitment and selection process is below.

Advertising of Vacancies

Advertised vacancies are posted on our Careers (job postings) page.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  To submit an application, follow the steps listed on our How to Apply page. 

Employment Equity

UFV has an employment equity policy (#16) and language to support this in every advertised posting. Learn more about employment equity at UFV.

Consideration of Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada

As required by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.  Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada to be considered.

Acknowledgment of Application

Applications submitted to Human Resources via email will receive a general email auto-reply acknowledging receipt from UFV's "HRinfo" email account. Find out How to Apply.

Information for Candidates

We use the qualifications listed on the job posting to assess your application. We'll further consider your application only if you meet the stated qualifications on the posting. - See more at: https://surrey.ca/city-government/4821.aspx#sthash.sxemZJdl.dpuf
We use the qualifications listed on the job posting to assess your application. We'll further consider your application only if you meet the stated qualifications on the posting. - See more at: https://surrey.ca/city-government/4821.aspx#sthash.sxemZJdl.dpuf
We use the qualifications listed on the job posting to assess your application. We'll further consider your application only if you meet the stated qualifications on the posting. - See more at: https://surrey.ca/city-government/4821.aspx#sthash.sxemZJdl.dpuf

WayFinding

For those granted an interview, the following visitor information may be of assistance:

Campus locations, maps and directions are available as well as building floor plans. On-site, pay-per-use Visitor parking spots are available. If required (you are lost while on campus), use our online Directory to contact your interviewer/ departmental host. 

Travel - Accommodation & Transportation

Visitors travelling to UFV by air may arrive at Abbotsford or Vancouver (Canada-side), Bellingham or Seattle (USA-side) International Airports. (Valid travel and other supporting documentation may be required.)

Visitors to our surrounding communities in the Fraser Valley can find information online via:

If you require hotel accommodation or a car rental, the Canadian Association of Business Officers (CAUBO) has negotiated agreements with vendors who you may consider and which are available to all faculty and staff for University Members (Regular) and College Members (Affiliate). Additionally, visitor accommodation in our surrounding areas can be found through the above tourism sites.  Please note that UFV does not have service contracts/ agreements with any accommodation service providers, who may independently offer rates based on your demonstrated affiliation(s) - e.g., AAA; government; member/ loyalty points programs; etc. Please inquire directly with the service provider of your choice.

Housing Options

Real Estate 

For those with housing considerations, residential real-estate and realtor listings are available through websites such as:

Rental Accommodations

Various external websites host "classifieds" listings for rental accommodation.  Please note UFV does not review the listings.

Schools 

Our municipal school district websites list information on various elementary, middle and high schools within their catchment area:

Newcomer’s Guide 

The B.C. Newcomers’ Guide is a comprehensive guide to settlement information for B.C. and is a further source of information on the above topics.

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