Queen’s Career Apprenticeship: KINGSTON

Careers start with experience. Experience starts with opportunity. Opportunity starts HERE.


Queen's Arts and Science has partnered with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation to match soon-to-be graduating undergraduate arts and humanities students, such as yourself, with local employers to jump start your career in the summer. The program consists of a one-year, salary paid, career apprenticeship in beautiful Kingston Ontario, along with mentorship and networking opportunities to ensure your success long-term. Please note that, due to the pandemic, some 2021 positions may be remote.
2021 positions are still being confirmed. To be notified about new job postings as well as application deadlines, please sign up for email updates below.
You can also reach out to our Experiential Learning Coordinator at asc.el@queensu.ca if you have any questions about the program.


Employer Position

About the Position

 FrulactCIP Operator

Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference in a booming industry? Are you detail-oriented and looking to gain experience to build your career? 

As CIP Operator you will be performing verification checks, ensuring forms and checklists are properly filled out, and following all Food Safety and Quality procedures.  

Apply today to become a CIP Operator for Frulact and be an essential part of the plant. 

 Frulact Filing and Batching Production Operator

Are you interested in a job where you can put your analytical skills into practical use? Do you like problem-solving with a team of great people to come up with the most efficient and effective solutions?

Join Frulact as a Filling and Batching Production Operator and gain valuable skills to help you succeed.  

 FrulactFruit Room Operator

Are you interested in working at an innovative food company? Do you want to gain crucial experience to set you up for success in the future? 

Join this rapidly expanding company as a Fruit Room Operator and hone your leadership skills by training new employees. 

Troon TechnologiesProduct Manager

Do you want to break into the field of technological innovation at a company committed to helping clients succeed? 

Dedicated to bringing client visions to life, Troon Technologies is looking for a creative collaborator to join their product team to support and manage their clients’ personalized product discovery, design, and development.  

The successful candidate will demonstrate a diverse skill set required for working with clients across many industries while ensuring the delivery of real business. 

Troon TechnologiesAccount Manager

 Do you have an aptitude for project management, marketing, or creative content creation?  

Support clients with their branding, product, and organizational goals by demonstrating a client-centric approach to problem solving, self-motivated work ethic, and strong critical thinking skills. 

 The successful candidate will play a major role in managing website projects and testing, as well as the planning of strategic company initiatives. 

Improbable Escapes Inc. Operations Assistant

Looking for a position where you can mentor others? Are you comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with rapid change? 

Train, onboard, and manage new team members, while leading your team through hosting and maintaining 5-star experiences for customers. 

Improbable Escapes Inc. Video Content Creator

Interested in telling stories through the production of various video projects? Hone your filming, editing, and publishing skills to create authentic and shareable stories and related content.  

The successful candidate will report directly to the Director of Business Development to advance and plan various campaign strategies.  

Leahurst College Coordinator of Enrichment Studies and Administrative Support 

Are you outgoing and engaging? Do you have strong organizational, problem solving, and communication skills? 

Leahurst College is looking for an enthusiastic individual to pioneer the enhancement of their Student Enrichment and Support Program. This new role would involve the development and management of enrichments programs for motivated students and administrative support school wide. 

The successful candidate will also play a central role in community outreach to inspire the next generation while building lasting relationships

Rogers & Trainor Commercial Realty Inc. BrokerageExecutive Assistant

Do you have a genuine desire to help others? 

Hone your organization, problem-solving and communication skills by managing the Executives’ office and working with a team of twelve real estate professionals.

Maureen McBratney, Sun Life FinancialAdministrative Assistant

Sharpen your communications, time management, and organizational skills by managing client relationships and coordinating marketing activities. 

Dedicated to helping clients achieve financial success, Maureen McBratney is looking for someone to join the team and help to develop, service and manage client activities. 

Sherlock's EscapesOperations Manager

Are you dedicated to customer satisfaction, the integrity and quality of experiences, as well as bringing a smile or two to the Kingston community? 

Putting your varied administration skills to use, as well as your interpersonal and problem-solving skills, this position will manage the behind-the-scenes activities of the business and look to improve the overall customer experience. 

Sherlock's EscapesDigital Media Coordinator 

The core principle of Sherlock’s Escapes is that life is supposed to be fun!  

They are looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and passionate individual to design new game elements that will be sure to blow the socks off customers! 

The successful candidate will also play a major role in transforming their social media marketing activities and sprucing up the website with content. 

Little Giant’s Rockin’ Dog TownManager of Operations & Social Media Director

Interested in playing a major role in establishing and running a newly registered non-profit organization for homeless dogs?  

Little Giant’s Rockin’ Dog Town is currently being established and successful applicants will play a major role in the setup, daily operations and promotion of activities. 

Cher-Mère Digital Media Coordinator 

Looking for a position where you can express your design and creativity skills? Cher-Mère may have the position just for you! 

With your in-depth knowledge of personal care products, along with a proficiency in graphics, web advertising, social media and web development, the successful candidate will design, create, and deliver marketing programs to support their expansion. 

MaxSoldContent Writer (x2)

Hone your creativity and writing proficiency for a fast-growing company. 

MaxSold is looking to add 2 Content Writers to the Operations team.  Successful candidates will use their creative writing skills to shape the direction and tone of training and documentation for both internal and public use. 

Chris James KingstonAdministrative & Communications Assistant 

Are you a self-starter with a passion for clothing and style? Chris James Kingston might have the position that is just right for you! 

Deploy a diverse skill-set necessary for managing the complexities of an independently owned retail business, including developing outreach initiatives and media-planning strategies that target new customer acquisitions. Get hands on with developing strategy, while at the same time helping with maintaining the customer database.

Canada Royal MilkHuman Resources Administrator

Do you have a passion for working with others, solving problems, and coordinating projects?  

Support the planning and delivery of human resources, employee relations and health & safety programs.  

In this position, the successful candidate will contribute a positive impact not only to the organization as a whole but also the individual employees.

Canada Royal MilkInventory Coordinator

Looking for a position where you could apply your attention to detail, organization, and processes and procedures?  

Implement warehouse processes and procedures, as well as coordinate warehouse team member’s activities.  

The successful candidate will also be responsible for supervising, motivating, and mentoring workers. 

KinarmKnowledge Translation Apprentice

Do you love a challenge? Are you interested in the translation of science for the greater good? 

In the new position, you will plan, coordinate and implement a new knowledge translation project called Kinarm Academy. The successful candidate will be comfortable in defining their role, working independently and in a team, have an open communication style and be confident in making decisions.

Skeleton Park BreweryMarketing Coordinator & Front of House Manager

Interested in bringing a craft beer business to the next level? Are you energetic, organized, and can manage multiple projects simultaneously? Skeleton Park Brewery may have the position for you.

As the Marketing Coordinator and Front of House Manager, you could hone your communication and interpersonal skills to build customer and client relationships, maintain the business' social media promotion and advertising, and coordinate special events like beer festivals!

Historic Inns Kingston GroupGrant Writing and Communications Manager

Are you a creative thinker? Interested in writing compelling grant narratives and creating multimedia content to support the leading hospitality providers in the region?

The successful candidate will also lead the development of Historic Inns Kingston's communication plans and marketing initiatives for a variety of platforms, channels, and audiences.

Tangible Words Ltd.Growth Consultant

Looking for a position where you could work remotely? Interested in applying your analytical mindset and customer service to solve problems and optimize strategies for improving client's experience?

In this growth marketing role, you will lead the delivery of services that go 'from words to revenue' using Hubspot and SEMRush software.



Is the program open to distance learning student graduates?

Yes, being a distance learning studen does not exclude you from the program. If employers wish to facilitate phone appointments or skype interviews, this will be at their discretion. Most employers we have found are willing to be flexible.

Is program open to students that graduated this past Fall?

For this year, we will accept student applications from those that are graduating with an undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Science degree with a major in the Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, or Humanities during the 2020-21 academic year.

Does this program include all university programs, including 'direct entry' or just BA / BSc - for instance, could Fine Arts or BMus or KINE do this?

The program is focused on students in the liberal arts, humanities, social sciences programs and therefore open to students studying Arts, Fine Arts or BMus. Students graduating with a BSc. will not be considered at this time. If you are unsure if your major will qualify for the program, please reach out to the Experiental Learning Coordinator.

Is there a fee to apply?


Where do students apply?

Please sign in to your mycareer account and select the Queen’s Career Apprenticeship: Kingston (QCA:K) module. Please review the application details as described in each job posting.

Will this show on their transcripts and/or diploma?


If I have completed the QUIP program, may I apply for this program?

Yes, this is an additional opportunity after graduation.

Is this an apprenticeship program like a trades apprenticeship?

This program is a learning opportunity, just as trades apprenticeships are, but this is a unique program designed for new university graduates to accelerate their first year employed post-graduation.

What other important information should I know before submitting an application?

All candidates must be eligible for full-time employment in Canada at the time of submitting their application.


Please note that these dates are tentative due to the healthy and safety guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

March 1 - Applications are open

March 15 - June 18 –  Interviewing window

March 30 - June 25 – Employers to offer positions

March 30 - July 2 –  Contracts issues and signed

July 5 – Latest date for apprenticeship to commence



Company Overview

Aureus Solutions Inc.

Aureus Solutions Inc. is a growing boutique consulting firm specializing in:

  •  Water and wastewater consulting;
  • Environmental compliance consulting; and
  • Environmental management system consulting.

We work throughout North America with a growing team in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and BC. Since 2005, Aureus' expert assistance has enabled clients to respond more effectively to the current business, regulatory and legal challenges, and to reduce or eliminate future liabilities.

SnapcabWith more than 20 years of experience and history, SnapCab® continues to serve as a pioneer with its innovative products — which include the SnapCab® Elevator, SnapCab® Pod and SnapCab® Portal — and lean manufacturing approach. In the decades since our start, we’ve received multiple honors from Inc. 5000, as well as the opportunity to work with organizations of all sizes, from Google to Independence Blue Cross.
Leahurst CollegeLeahurst College is a co-educational day school for academically strong, motivated, enthusiastic, empathetic, creative and kind students who are seeking an enriched educational experience, both academic and otherwise. The cornerstone of their program is a dynamic, university preparatory learning experience that will develop students’ potential and confidence.
Axon PropertiesTheir mission as a Property Management Company is to take the best care of Real Estate Investment and Tenants. They ensure real estate assets are performing at maximum efficiency creating higher net income each month for the owner.
Downtown Kingston! BIAThe Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of more than 700 businesses and property owners located in the core commercial area of the City of Kingston. The association promotes Downtown Kingston! as the vibrant and healthy commercial, retail, residential, and entertainment centre of our region, attracting more people to live, shop, work and gather.
Chris James KingstonSince opening in 2010, Chris James has become downtown Kingston's leader in premium, contemporary clothing for men and women. Its customer demographic comprises equal numbers of style-conscious men and women (ages 18 to 70) who appreciate fine clothing for business and leisure. Our client base includes a core of long-standing customers, both local and regional, plus a robust transient clientele of summer tourists and other city visitors who attend conventions and special events throughout the year.
Creative Display TechnologiesWe are Creative Display (CDT). We own and operate one of the largest Out-of-Home public sector advertising networks in Ontario. Our network spans 113 unique sites across Ontario. We sell ads across 343 gate-arms, 160 indoor digital displays, 5 large format digital billboards, 412 hand sanitizer stations and numerous snap frame and vinyl wrap offerings.
HR On Demand

HR Management Services on Demand can provide that same level of service and support to small and medium-sized businesses throughout Eastern Ontario.

We offer one-time transactional pieces where we can facilitate one hire, or we can do more in-depth, ongoing retained services agreements, whereby we develop a true working partnership with our clients and are able to serve their varied HR needs and challenges on a scheduled and/or on demand basis. We devise custom HR solutions and programs based on the individual needs and resources of each client, and work to build an open, mutually beneficial and positive working relationship.

Frontenac Community Futures Development CorporationThe Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) is a federally supported not-for-profit organization with a mandate to promote business development, job creation and to strengthen the rural economy. The organization is one of 267 Community Futures across Canada and the Frontenac CFDC is celebrating its 16 years in operation.
MacKinnon Development CorporationMacKinnon Development Corporation strives to provide premium housing around Queen's University and Downtown Kingston. We offer premium services to all our tenants and always try to go above and beyond to enhance their tenant experience while living in Kingston. We continuously maintain our properties to ensure they stay at a high standard for tenant enjoyment. 
Thousand Islands PlayhouseThe Thousand Islands Playhouse (TIP) is one of the top summer theatre companies in the province and the largest theatre company between Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto. It produces a jam-packed season with 8 productions, a music series, and a travelling young company.
Telecom MetricTelecom Metric was founded on a simple idea: that companies can win by putting the customer before everything else. We focus on voice security and our solution helps companies not only improve their unified communication but eliminates the worries around cyber-attacks. We're now considered one of the leaders in this space and are building a culture focused on smarts, honestly, continual learning, and can-do attitude. 

**These are some of the employers that participated last year. The full list of companies and postings can be found on the MyCareer job portal once they are available.

Justin Karch (ArtSci '18)

Carmen Song (ArtSci '18)

Nour Mazloum (ArtSci '19)


Career Services offers workshops on Ramp up Your Resume, Conquer the Cover Letter, Winning Interviews, and more. The most current workshop schedule and signup is in MyCareer (check the calendar under the Events/Workshops tab). You can get 1-1 coaching at Drop In Career Advising (M-TH, 1:30-3:30) or by booking an appointment through MyCareer.

Please note that Career Services are all currently running remotely.



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May 10, 2019

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A Workforce Welcome

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May 10, 2019

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Wednesday November 28, 2018

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November 27, 2018, 5:58 PM EST

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November 16, 2018

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