2020 UCC Canada Summer Jobs Opportunities

May 19, 2020. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is excited to announce that we are looking for a number of summer staff across Canada with the support of the Canada Summer Jobs program. Positions are currently available in Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg. 

The UCC will strictly follow all public health guidelines and directives from federal, provincial and local authorities in implementing the Canada Summer Jobs program. 

Positions are available across Canada including: 

  • Communications and Office Assistant, UCC Head Office (Winnipeg) 
  • Community Outreach Development Assistant, Victoria & Vancouver Island (Victoria, BC) 
  • Community Outreach Development Assistant, Vancouver & Lower Mainland (Vancouver, BC) 

Position Summary:

  • Development and implementation of community outreach plan and awareness activities (online primarily)
  • Assist in the preparation of communication materials for the Ukrainian community, including online materials, databases and resources 
  • Work with local businesses, community organizations and cultural groups including recent immigrants to Canada 
  • Support to cultural groups,  seniors’ organizations, youth organizations and others 
  • Provide general office administrative support, including inquiries from general public.


  • Experience working with community organizations and individuals
  • A keen understanding of the Ukrainian Canadian community, including locally
  • Excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Fluency in English and Ukrainian essential. Proficiency in French an asset

Applications should be sent by Tuesday June 2, 2020 to careers@ucc.ca and should include a resume and cover letter indicating why the applicant is interested in working with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. Our positions will be paid $15 per hour, other terms of contract will vary by location. 

Please note: reliability requirements are as per Employment and Social Development Canada.

To be eligible, youth must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.

**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.


This year all Canada Summer Job positions are available in the Canada Jobs Bank. We would encourage eligible applicants to search through the many Ukrainian Canadian community organizations which have received funding by reviewing the list here.


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