Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

York's Career Centre offers a range of services and events which are open to all York students and new graduates as well as online resources to assist you with job searching, career exploration, and finding volunteer opportunities.

We are committed to creating an environment that values diversity and inclusion. The Career Centre is a safe and positive space for LGBTQ+ students and new graduates. When exploring careers, questions may arise, such as disclosure to employers and co-workers, or finding careers that fit with your values. Students who need additional assistance with these questions are encouraged to book a Career Counselling appointment.

Career Centre Supports

Career Support

Career Counselling
Are you having difficulty deciding on a career path? Are you unsure how your degree may relate to your future career? Do you feel challenged moving forward with your career exploration?
To discuss your career concerns, meet with one of our Career Counsellors.

Your first Career Counselling appointment is a 20-minute session booked online. Additional session(s) can be booked online at Experience York.

Job Search Support

Resumé Support: For increased accessibility, students may request to complete a one-on-one Resumé Feedback Session in person, via telephone, or via email. The Resumé & Cover Letter Writing workshop is a prerequisite for one-on-one resumé support.

Job Search Advising: Students interested in expanding their job search resources, learning effective job search strategies, and networking and interview tips, may book a one-on-one Job Search Advising appointment with a Career Educator. These are 30-minute sessions in which one of your job search questions can be discussed and they can be booked online at Experience York. Students who are unable to attend an in-person appointment can request to complete their session via telephone or via email.

Interview Practice Session: Polish your interview skills and increase your confidence in this 30-minute session of practice and feedback. Come in person and receive a videotaped copy of your session (if requested) or attend via Skype.

Post-Graduate Studies Support

Post-Graduate Studies Support: Students interested in applying to post-graduate studies such as master's and doctoral programs, teachers college, law school and professional studies may book a PhD Career Advising in person, via telephone or email. Book an appointment on Experience York.

Career Resources

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2020: Canada's Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. This competition recognizes successful diversity initiatives in a variety of areas, including programs for LGBT employees.

Canada's LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce: CGLCC supports LGBT+ businesses, entrepreneurs, students and allies, and helps Canada’s corporate world connect with the LGBT+ business community. It is a leader in supplier diversity and the certifying body in Canada for LGBT+ businesses.

Ontario LGBTQ2+ Chamber of Commerce: OGLCC is a federally chartered, non-profit organization with the goal to create an environment in which LGBTQ businesses and professionals can thrive through the sharing of knowledge and resources.

Pride at Work: Pride at Work Canada empowers employers to build workplaces that celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. They help create safer, more inclusive workspaces that realize the full potential of all employees and bring down barriers to employment.

Emerge LGBTQ Mentorship Program: Emerge LGBTQ Mentorship program is designed specifically for LGBTQ Convention Refugees and Permanent Residents residing in Canada for less than 5 years.

Start Proud: Start Proud facilitates the professional development of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) students as they transition from school to career in order to build a national network within the LGBTQ+ community.

exeQutive: exeQutive is a forum for Toronto/GTA-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) leaders — current and aspiring professionals, executives and entrepreneurs.   exeQutive connects you to the pink network – a diverse group of exceptional leaders in the LGBTQ community - and supports you with your professional growth & personal journey is a specialized online employment network that highlights employers who are dedicated to providing unique, interesting, and fulfilling experiences to our growing network of LGBT job seekers.

EngiQueers Canada: EngiQueers Canada is a nationwide non-profit organization that represents over 30 similar member groups at engineering schools across the country.

The Pink Pages: The Pink Pages Directory provides information related to services, community groups, and LGBTQ-friendly businesses in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding regions!


Digital LGBT+ Business Summit: Every year the Digital LGBT+ Business Summit features keynotes, panel discussions and unstoppable talks covering content aimed to help overcome current challenges and continue to grow the LGBT+ business community.


Please Note: Descriptions of many of these resources are taken from the language used on external websites. Claims and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Career Centre or York University.


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