UTemp Talent Pool

About UTemp

UTemp provides the University of Toronto with a diverse range of talented short-term staff to cover casual vacancies of less than six months. UTemp 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 office skills and an open-minded work ethic.  Examples of short-term positions include: administrative, office management, accounting, finance, IT, website management, graphic design, motion graphics, film editing, human resources, event planning, student services, fundraising, communications and project management.



Desired Skills & Experience

Ideal UTemp candidates are knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic, with demonstrated abilities to pick up new skills quickly. They have strong administrative skills complemented by experience using Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Quercus, Rosi, SAP, project management software or other desirable programs. Candidates who are ready for a challenge and have some work experience in a college or university environment, government, non-profit, or the private sector are most sought after for jobs. Our candidates understand that the work we provide is subject to the current short-term opportunities at the University of Toronto (ranging from four hours to five and a half months).



  • 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.
  • Ability to learn quickly with minimal training.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility, initiative, innovative, with the ability to work and learn proactively. 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.


Where are the short-term contracts?

It is possible to work at one or all four of our locations.  Let us know on your application for which locations below you would like to be considered.

  • St. George (Downtown Toronto)
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • University of Toronto Scarborough
  • University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies


Additional Information
How to apply to UTemp PDF

UTemp Applicant FAQ



Please note that we only accept applications to the UTemp database using our online application website, and applicants should complete all the information requested.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.


As part of the University of Toronto, UTemp is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


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 does not guarantee work opportunities.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

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