Welcome to UTemp, the University of Toronto’s Short-term Staffing Service

UTemp is the University of Toronto’s short-term staffing service. We pride ourselves on the high number of UTemp employees who are able to make the transition from short-term casual employment to appointed positions within the University of Toronto.

The UTemp team handles each project with a unique hands-on approach to ensure we find the best candidate for the job. We strive to create long-lasting and successful relationships by finding individuals with strong professional office skills and work ethic.

Managers, to hire from UTemp: Requisition instructions are available on the HR Service Centre


Jobseekers: Apply Today

We are looking for individuals who are knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic, and who are ready for a challenge. We invite all interested candidates to apply to UTemp. 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity and intentional inclusion within its community and encourages applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.

Please note we do not receive in-person applications, all UTemp applications need to be submitted via this website.

When would I heard from UTemp? When an application is initially submitted you will receive an email from UTemp stating it has been received and we will contact you ONLY if we have a suitable position.

For detailed application instructions, read our guide How to Apply to UTemp [PDF]

For help updating your profile, read our instructions: How to Update Your Resume or Cover Letter On Your UTemp Profile

What We Look for In Candidates:


  • Variable, as we are more interested in your work history.


  • Three plus years of related work experience.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and organizational skills are necessary.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for self-directed learning and innovative thinking.
  • Ability to learn quickly with minimal training.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility, initiative, and ability to work and learn proactively, creatively, and independently.
  • Strong public service orientation, excellent communication skills, emotionally intelligent with evidence of effective teamwork are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties independently and carry out projects of varying complexity for extended periods of time.

For more information, read our UTemp Applicant FAQ [PDF]

We thank all those that apply to UTemp and we keep your resume on file, however, we only contact those individuals that we feel meet our immediate needs. Applying to UTemp is not a guarantee for placement.