Employment Contact

Please forward applications in writing to:

Human Resources
1039 Regional Road 24
Lively, Ontario P3Y 1N2


or by e-mail to jobs@snolab.ca

For further information on our research and facilities, see our web site at http://www.snolab.ca.


External Opportunities

McDonald Institute

To learn more about opportunities at the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute please visit their jobs page.

Laurentian University

To learn more about physics opportunities, news, and events at Laurentian University, please visit the physics department website.


Student Employment

Student Employment

SNOLAB is a large underground clean laboratory situated in Lively, Ontario on the 6800 foot level of the Vale Creighton Mine. The lab hosts several experiments at the forefront of astroparticle physics research. 

SNOLAB is approximately 25km from Sudbury, Ontario and is about 6km from Lively with no public transportation available to our facility. Although carpooling can be arranged, access to a car significantly enhances the student experience at SNOLAB.

SNOLAB is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Students must ensure they are legally entitled to work in Canada and ensure they obtain all necessary documentation. 

SNOLAB will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.

How to Apply

Typically work terms vary depending on program from 4 to 16 months long and start the first week of January, May and September. Consideration of applications are as follows:


Student Start Date


Application Window



September 15 to October 1



January 15 to February 1



May 15 to June 1


Salary is based on the year of study in your program at the start of your work term. These positions are subject to the availability of funding and are open to students who are 18 years or older, registered in post-secondary studies at an accredited institution or apprenticeship program, recent graduate (having graduated in the last 3 to 6 months) or individual returning to full-time or part-time studies in the next academic term.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter along with three references (names and contact information only) to studentjobs@snolab.ca and indicate the title of the position they are applying for together with the dates of proposed work term in the subject line.

Undergraduate students 

SNOLAB is interested in receiving applications from undergraduate students enrolled in a University or College program in various disciplines such as:

  • Physics 
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Design
  • Communications
  • Trades 
  • Business
  • Technology

Graduate students

SNOLAB scientists are interested in co-supervising university graduate students. Please contact the scientists you are interested in working with while making your application through the University's procedures.

There are also opportunities for graduate students distributed throughout Canadian Institutions. 

Laurentian University

University of Alberta

Carleton University

Universite de Montréal

Queen's University