What kind of jobs are available at Concordia Stores?

Typically we're hiring for what we call "casual part-time" positions, such as

cashiers, customer service clerks, and shipping/receiving clerks for Concordia Stores.

  • Warehouse - these positions requires heavy lifting and is in a fast-paced environment.

    This position requires attention to detail, fluency in reading English and the ability to

    work without distraction. During busy times some work is required on the sales floor shelving books.

    The ability to work with computers in a Windows-based environment is required.

  • Customer Service - these positions are at the information desk and in the textbook section of the store

    answering customer questions and helping them to find the books they need. Excellent communication skills are


  • Cashiers - these positions are in a fast-paced environment (especially during the back-to-school rush), and

    requires attention to detail, good communication skills, and a working knowledge of computers.

  • How long do you hire for?

    These are typically short-term employment opportunities. Many of these jobs are just for the busy

    periods at the start of a new semester (about one month - depending on the position). There are a lot of positions available for back-to-school,

    and the months leading up to it (ie. in the summer).

    Do I have to be a student at Concordia University to work for Concordia Stores?

    No, we also hire non-students. Additionally, we welcome applications from local CEGEP students too.

    When is the best time to apply for a job?

    The best time to apply for a job at the Bookstore is at least a month before the start of a new term in order

    to allow time for training new staff before the back-to-school rushes begin.

    So, the best times to apply are in June-July (Summer hiring for the September rush), and in November-December

    (for the January back-to-school rush).

    People for the stock room jobs are typically needed starting in early Summer when the

    textbooks for the Fall term start arriving. Cashier & Customer Service positions are usually hired about a

    month before the start of classes.

    How do I apply?


    Please email jobs@concordiastores.ca. Include your CV and your available hours (Note: we do not operate on the weekend).

    If you're an international student at Concordia, in order to show that you can work in Canada

    legally, also please provide:

    • A photocopy of your Study Permit

    Note that we usually get far more applications than there are jobs available - only people who are being asked in for

    a meeting will be contacted.

    To apply for other permanent and contract staff employment at Concordia University, please see the

    Human Resources web site. The HR department does not handle student

    jobs, the various university departments do that directly.

    For a list of other departments which regularly hire students, visit the

    Jobs for Students section of the

    Concordia University main website.