Working in Nonprofits

The nonprofit sector is uniquely positioned to offer a range of careers that are dynamic, engaging and rewarding. Whether in the fields of social services, health care, community housing, the environment, sports, recreation, arts or culture, there are countless career paths for people who share the sector's common vision: to make a difference.

You can browse the Working in Nonprofits section of our website by using the sidebar on the left side of the page. You can also use hrcouncil.ca's integrated search feature to find information ranging from job outlines to people profiles.

Career Explorer

Whether you are a student trying to select your course of study, an employee looking to expand your skills or are looking for a mid-career switch, the Career Explorer will help you navigate your way through a number of career options in the nonprofit sector.

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Finding nonprofit jobs

With over 1.2 million Canadians employed in the nonprofit sector and many organizations looking to expand their workforce, job tools specific to the nonprofit sector are becoming more and more prevalent. Whether you are looking for a job in the nonprofit sector straight out of school, coming from another sector or are exploring the possibility of a career change within the nonprofit sector, the following job boards and resources will allow you to explore current job openings in nonprofit organizations.

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People in Nonprofits

So who exactly are the over 1 million Canadians working in nonprofits? Male and female, old and young, new graduates and those coming out of retirement – Canada’s nonprofit sector has them all. No other sector of the economy is as diverse and multi-faceted. Click through to meet a few of the people who make Canadian nonprofits the successful organizations they are.