About OUP Canada

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Working for OUP Canada

Information about the Higher Education, Trade, School and ESL departments can be found below. Other areas of the Press, such as design, production, finance, and customer service also provide good training and experience for those interested in a career in publishing. Please submit a CV if interested in working in these aspects of publishing and it will be kept on file. Should a position become open, those individuals with the required qualifications may be contacted for an interview.

If you are interested in applying for any future positions at Oxford please send a CV to:

Human Resources Coordinator
Oxford University Press Canada
8 Sampson Mews, Suite 204
Don Mills, ON
M3C 0H5

Fax (416) 441 9472

Alternatively you can email us your CV.

Current Job Openings

Higher Education Division

The Higher Education Division of Oxford University Press Canada publishes books for domestic use and for export markets, as well as selling imported Oxford and agency titles, for use in courses at Universities and Community Colleges.

Entry-level positions in this Division are for Sales Representatives and Inside Sales Support Representatives. Candidates for the position of Sales Representative usually possess a university degree. Previous sales experience is not essential, but candidates should demonstrate strong communications skills and the ability to be a self-starter. Inside Sales Support Representatives should have some post-secondary educational background, though not necessarily a university degree. This position could lead to assignment to a sales territory when one becomes available. Strong communications skills, excellent computer skills and the ability to work as a member of a team are essential.

Trade and Reference Group

Generally speaking, jobs in the publishing industry are scarce and much sought after. If you are hoping for a career in publishing, we recommend that you consider taking one or more courses such as those offered by Ryerson Polytechnical University, Centennial College, or the Banff Centre for the Arts. Professional training in editing is offered by the Editors' Association of Canada. To prepare for a career as a Trade Sales Representative, working in a bookstore is a good idea. In most cases, publishing careers begin at or near the entry level and are compensated accordingly.

School Division

Are you seeking an exciting and challenging new career? Join the School Division at Oxford University Press. We are always looking for talented sales and editorial candidates. The minimum academic requirement is a university degree in both areas. For a position with the editorial team, previous editing experience is required. For any entry-level position in sales, previous experience is not required. However, all senior positions in sales require previous experience in the field. Organizational skills, strong communication skills, and the ability to work as a member of a team are essential.

ESL Department

Career opportunities within the ESL Division occasionally arise in the areas of sales and editorial. As an ESL Sales Consultant, the minimum academic requirement is a university degree, preferably in English or Languages along with a TESL Certificate from a recognized institution. Classroom teaching experience is a definite asset. In the Editorial area, a university degree in English or Language Arts, courses in Editing and Publishing such as those offered by Centennial College, George Brown College, Banff Publishing, or Editor's Association of Canada. Candidates for an editing position must also have at least two years' experience in editing and book publishing.



Sales and Editorial Representative
Higher Education Division


Oxford University Press Canada has an opening for a highly organized and dynamic individual to assume the position of Sales and Editorial Representative in the Higher Education Division. The position will be based in Guelph/Hamilton.

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest and second oldest university press in the world. Its imprint carries authority, its standards of book production are high, and its range of interests is wide. A department of the University of Oxford, the Press is not a company and it pays no dividend. It is devoted to the spread of knowledge, and all its surplus is devoted to the furtherance of scholarship, education, and research through transfers to the wider University.

With over a decade of continuous growth in the Canadian Higher Education market, OUP has situated itself as one of the fastest growing Higher Education publishers in Canada.  As a global publisher, OUP is committed to looking beyond traditional publishing to develop new ways to support our customers.

The successful candidate will be responsible for strategically focusing time and effort on key sales opportunities to grow the assigned territory with a focus on new business development.  Sales representatives should feel comfortable with cold-calling and prospecting, and thrive in independent, fast-moving work environments.  They should be able to prioritize effectively in order to meet and surpass set sales targets.


Responsibilities include:

  • Growing existing customer base by researching new opportunities and following up on leads generated by head office
  • Daily visits to university and college campuses, meeting with professors to discuss their specific course needs and match those to OUP products
  • Effectively manage daily and weekly paperwork and administrative tasks, including weekly sales reports and expense reports
  • Successfully planning daily, weekly, and monthly itineraries, matching potential business opportunities to campus visits
  • Successfully implementing specific marketing campaigns to increase sales opportunities
  • Strategic planning to develop and secure new business opportunities
  • Developing strong relationships with faculty members, department staff, and bookstore personnel
  • Sourcing possible author candidates, and sending market information to the acquisitions group
  • Collaboratively working with colleagues and management in team settings


The successful candidate will possess a valid driver's license and a university degree. Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills are essential. Overnight travel is required. Previous sales and/or publishing experience may be considered an asset, but is not necessary. A minimum 1 year of experience in a professional workplace is required.

The successful candidate will receive outstanding sales and organizational training plus ongoing managerial support.

At OUP, we're committed to hiring, rewarding, and retaining the best people. Being a member of our team entitles you to a generous compensation plan (salary + incentive based bonus), comprehensive benefits program, and company car. OUP is committed to helping employees grow personally and professionally through various learning development initiatives. OUP employees are provided with on-going training, mentorship and professional education opportunities.

Applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter to:

Human Resources Assistant



Oxford University Press welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.