Student and Alumni Career Resources

Planning Resources

Careers in planning are diverse and varied. Many alumni have found that networking during the course of their studies is the most effective way to have access to jobs as they become available. Actively developing relationships with professionals as you work on your directed studies, internship, capstone project or thesis will help develop your network and your exposure to emerging possibilities.  Simply getting involved in the larger community and getting to know people working in the field are excellent ways to get your planning career started.  This is one reason professional experience, involvement in your SCARP education, and building on the professional development skills introduced in the SCARP curriculum is all crucial.

While innovation and instinct in networking is key, below are some resources to help you make the right connections and find some of the busiest channels of recruitment in the planning world.

SCARP Internal Postings (including TAs, etc.)

Current Opportunities in the Planning World

What follows can be anything from an entry-level Planner to an Assistant Professor in Planning. This is in no way an exhaustive list, and we encourage interested students to proactively seek opportunities in the community.

SCARP alumni have expressed interest in hiring SCARP students, so watching this board is a great way to get ahead professionally with a team looking for someone just like you!

If you know of a job opportunity you'd like to share with the SCARP community, feel free to contact communications@scarp.ubc.ca with its information.

Good luck!
Title Post End Date Summary
UBC WorkLearn opportunities Aug 14 2022
Vancouver Coastal Health: Various opportunities Aug 21 2022
Healthy Public Policy, Community Coordinator - Vancouver or Richmond
Project Manager, Facilities Planning
Project Manager I, Indigenous Health
Assistant Professor - U of T Social & Community Development Planning Sep 7 2022
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Geography
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Communications Manager/Director, SFU Renewable Cities Aug 21 2022
Hours: 35 hours/week
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver; flexible hybrid work arrangements available.
Pay range: $65,000 to $90,000 per year
Other benefits: 4 weeks paid vacation, health and dental benefits, professional development
Planning Officer: Victoria Ministry of Education and Child Care Aug 10 2022
$72,724.97 - $83,014.85 annually
Compass Resource Management positions Aug 14 2022