Frequently asked questions

Does Conestoga offer remote working opportunities?

Positions at Conestoga College are governed by the applicable legislation of the Province of Ontario. As such, unless otherwise indicated, successful candidates will be required to conduct work within Ontario and must be available to work on campus as required. 

When are jobs posted?

We post vacancies on an as-needed basis. Check the website regularly or sign up for RSS feeds to receive notification of new positions. Academic competitions are posted to coincide with the academic year, usually in March or April for August hires. 

There are currently no postings on the website. Can I submit my resumé anyway?

Conestoga College does not accept unsolicited resumés. Please apply for open competitions only. 

I saw a Conestoga posting on another site. Can I still apply?

If it is not on our site, it is not an active competition. Some sites post without our knowledge and do not always remove the competition once the application deadline has passed. 

What do you mean by “an internal candidate”?

Internal candidates for support staff positions are defined by the Support Staff Collective Agreement (Article 17) as bargaining unit employees. 

Internal candidates for academic positions are defined by the Academic Collective Agreement (Article 7.1B) as full-time and current partial-load employees or persons who have been partial-load employees within four (4) months prior to the posting. 

I am applying to a full-time Support Staff position. What does "starting salary" mean?

Successful candidates that are new to employment at Conestoga College will begin at the pre-determined starting rate for a full-time Support Staff position as indicated in the job posting. Thereafter, employees shall progress within the pay band range in accordance with the increments outlined in the full-time Support Staff Collective Agreement. 

Who should I address my cover letter to?

Address applications to: Hiring Manager 

Can I submit my cover letter and resumé separately?

Submit cover letters and resumés as a single file. Copy and paste your cover letter at the beginning of your resumé and save the combined document as a single file. Acceptable files are: .doc, .docx, .pdf, and .zip.

I am having a problem submitting my application. Do you have tips for uploading it?
  • If you are a part-time employee, there may be an issue with your password and log in. Contact the IT help desk at 519-748-5220, ext. 3444 for assistance.
  • Ensure your file is a .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .zip file
  • Avoid special characters in the file name (i.e., hyphens, spaces, commas, numbers, etc).
  • Close the file before you upload it.
  • Save the file to your desktop so you can find it easily for uploading.
How will I know if my application has been received?

Once you have uploaded your resumé and cover letter, you will see a screen confirming it has been received successfully. 

Can I make changes, additions or deletions to my resumé once it is submitted?

Once you have submitted your resumé, you will not be able edit it, so please proofread it carefully. 

Can I drop off my resumé in person or email it?

No, please use our online application system to apply for an open competition. 

I have international credentials. Is an evaluation required?

International education requires submission of credential evaluation for accurate assessment and rating. Credential evaluations can be obtained via an accredited agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

When will I know if I have been selected for an interview?

Competition timelines vary; there is no standard time period for notification. You will be contacted if you have been selected for an interview. 

I have been invited to an interview. What can I expect?

The interview process will vary depending on the position. Candidates may be asked to submit a video recording, and/or interview via Zoom or in person. Interview questions are determined in advance and all applicants are asked the same questions. This format allows us to evaluate all candidates fairly. Interviews are structured and candidates can expect to answer behavioural and scenario-based questions. You may be asked to submit required documentation, complete an assessment, and/or prepare a brief presentation or teaching simulation. 

How do I request an accommodation?

Conestoga offers an inclusive work environment, and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. If you have an accommodation request, we encourage you to contact our HR team confidentially at