The University strives to attract, hire, and retain excellence so that we meet our organizational objectives. UFV is guided by its understanding that a university is its people, and strives to create an environment that is built on mutual respect and understanding, shared values and goals. UFV is committed to supporting the work and career development of its employees.
A brief overview of our recruitment and selection process is below.
Advertising of Vacancies
Consideration of Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada
As required by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada to be considered.
Acknowledgment of Application
Applications submitted to Human Resources via email will receive a general email auto-reply acknowledging receipt from UFV's "HRinfo" email account. Find out How to Apply.
Information for Candidates
For those granted an interview, the following visitor information may be of assistance:
Campus locations, maps and directions are available as well as building floor plans. On-site, pay-per-use Visitor parking spots are available. If required (you are lost while on campus), use our online Directory to contact your interviewer/ departmental host.
Travel - Accommodation & Transportation
Visitors travelling to UFV by air may arrive at Abbotsford or Vancouver (Canada-side), Bellingham or Seattle (USA-side) International Airports. (Valid travel and other supporting documentation may be required.)
Visitors to our surrounding communities in the Fraser Valley can find information online via:
- Abbotsford: municipal | tourism
- Chilliwack: municipal | tourism
- Hope: municipal | tourism
- Mission: municipal | tourism
If you require hotel accommodation or a car rental, the Canadian Association of Business Officers (CAUBO) has negotiated agreements with vendors who you may consider and which are available to all faculty and staff for University Members (Regular) and College Members (Affiliate). Additionally, visitor accommodation in our surrounding areas can be found through the above tourism sites. Please note that UFV does not have service contracts/ agreements with any accommodation service providers, who may independently offer rates based on your demonstrated affiliation(s) - e.g., AAA; government; member/ loyalty points programs; etc. Please inquire directly with the service provider of your choice.
For those with housing considerations, residential real-estate and realtor listings are available through websites such as:
Various external websites host "classifieds" listings for rental accommodation. Please note UFV does not review the listings.
Our municipal school district websites list information on various elementary, middle and high schools within their catchment area:
The B.C. Newcomers’ Guide is a comprehensive guide to settlement information for B.C. and is a further source of information on the above topics.