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Job Fraud

Employment scams are on the rise in Canada. As of May 31, 2020, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre had received close to 2,000 reports about job scams. That is more than in all of 2019 when there were 1,757 reports.

Non Endorsement Statement

The University of Toronto does not endorse or recommend employers, and employment or volunteer postings on the Career & Co-curricular Learning Network (CLNx) do not constitute endorsement or recommendation. The University is not responsible for the practices of employers or conditions of off-campus employment opportunities. The University makes no representations or guarantees about the employment or volunteer postings or accuracy of the information provided by the employers. Students and graduates are responsible for researching organizations and verifying the employment terms and conditions with the employer before applying to or accepting opportunities.


Fraud on Job Boards: Things you need to know!

The Career Services team checks job postings that appear on CLNx to confirm the legitimacy of email addresses and websites provided by employers. In some instances, we may not be able to identify potentially fraudulent jobs or misleading employers. As a regular precaution, we advise students and graduates to protect themselves from fraudulent jobs and misleading employers by exercising caution when responding to job postings, accepting employment opportunities, or communicating with potential employers.

Here are a few safety tips:

When unsure, please contact the Career Services team at


The Clipboard Scam

The Clipboard Scam was reported at several Ontario Universities; someone leaves a clipboard in a classroom or open area and encourages students to enter their personal information to receive information about a job. Sometimes students are given a clipboard and asked to pass it along during class time, with the implication it is something to do with the class or sanctioned by the professor.

No reputable company would recruit students in this way. If you see this activity, please remove the clipboard and notify Campus Police at the emergency hotline, below. If you hear about a suspected activity like this, call campus police on the non-emergency line. To report other suspicious employer activities contact:

Emergency Police Hotline: 905-569-4333
Non-Emergency Police: 905-828-5200

Emergency Police Hotline: 416-978-2222
Non-Emergency Police: 416-287-7398

St. George:
Emergency Police Hotline: 416-978-2222
Non-Emergency Police: 
416-978-2323 or