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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit an application for employment with Humber College?

Humber’s online application system allows you to submit your interest in employment with the College on our website at www.humber.ca/careers in two ways:

  1. Submit an application to a specific competition
  2. Submit an application to our General Applicant Pool

Competitions, or job postings, as they are also known, are typically posted for five business days. Applicants are welcome to submit a cover letter and resume, up to midnight on closing day of a competition.

The first step is to upload your resume. The system will extract information from your resume and complete various data fields as best as possible. It is important that you review this data for accuracy as you move through the application process.

Step 1 - upload resume or apply with your LInkedIn.com profile
Step 2 - plain text cover letter
Step 3 - attach up to 3 additional documents
Step 4 - general contact information
Step 5 - confirm employment history
Step 6 - confirm education history & credentials
Application complete, you will immediately receive an email with the subject "Thank you for applying to Humber College" that confirms your application has been received. (Note that incomplete applications are discarded.)
* Optional step - some jobs may have additonal questions that immediately follow the application process, known as Talent Qualification Interview (TQI).  You must answer each question and do not close your browser until all questions have been submitted.

I'm having trouble with my web browser.

If you are having trouble with the application process try the following troubleshooting steps

  • use this alternate link to the job board listing
  • some users are experiencing an error message "Cannot display the webpage".  Your firewall or anti-virus software may be blocking access.  Add *.hirdesk.net to your safe list or consider temporarily disabling your anti-virus or firewall software while you apply to a job.  Don't forget to reenable it when you are finished.
  • update the software for your web browser and/or try a different browser - the following are supported software - FireFoxInternet ExplorerSafari & Chrome browsers.
  • use a different computer

Is applying online the only method I can use?

Online application is our preferred method. Please note that you must complete all steps in the process in order for your application to be considered. Be sure to complete all the fields that are marked with an asterisk (*). If you are unable to apply online or require assistance, please contact 416-675-6622 x4393.

How do I know if I am considered an internal candidate?

For Support Staff position opportunities, internal candidates are defined by Support Collective Agreement (Article 17) as current full time support staff employees.

For Academic position opportunities, internal candidates are defined by the Academic Collective Agreement (Article 27.11B) as current full time professors and partial load professors who have active contracts or who have had contracts within the month previous to the posting

How often are jobs posted? 

Jobs are posted regularly and we encourage you to check our jobs page often to see what new positions are available. Academic positions are typically posted and filled to coincide with the Academic calendar.

When will I hear from Humber if I have been granted an interview for a position? 

 Since every position is different and can have any number of applications, there is no standard time period. Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

I do not have regular access to a computer. Is there another way for me to access job postings and the online application system? 

Humber’s online application system is available on any computer with access to the internet. Consult your local public library or employment resource centre to see if computers with internet access are available to the public. Alternatively, please contact HR reception at 416-675-6622 x4393 for assistance.

You asked for an email address but I don't have one. What should I do? 

There are a variety of ways to obtain a free email account. You may wish to visit websites such as GmailHotmail or Yahoo Mail to register for an email account or to obtain more information.

I've submitted an application for a job competition. Will I automatically be considered for other similar jobs? 

You must apply to a specific job competition in order to be considered for that position.

I’ve submitted an application for a job competition. Will I automatically be included in the General Applicant Pool?

Applications submitted to a specific job competition will remain tied to that competition in our database.

Can I delete/make changes to my application?

Once you have submitted your application to a job competition you will no longer have access to it. Proofread and review all of your information before you submit it. If, after applying to a competition, you would like to make changes to your application, you can re-submit an additional application.  We will keep the latest submission.

What should I do if none of the choices for a question is appropriate for me? 

Please provide the answer that most closely matches your situation, as the application must be complete before it will be processed. You may wish to explain or elaborate on your choice in your cover letter.

How will I know if you have received my application?

You will receive an automated email response to confirm that we received your application.  Incomplete applications are discarded.

How long will you keep my application? 

Applications are kept for a minimum of one year.

What kind of files can I attach to my application? 

You may wish to attach additional documents related to your work or educational background. These documents can be .doc, .docx. pdf and .rtf files.