Work Study

2018 Fall/Winter Work Study

Eligible faculty and staff can begin submitting Work Study opportunities for the Fall Winter term. This year, there were some important changes to the program that helps U of T students gain valuable work experience while they study. Over 3,500 students are hired annually through the Work Study program providing meaningful Work Integrated Learning.

  • The University will cover 70 per cent of this cost ($9.13/hour) while the hiring department is responsible for the remaining 30 percent ($3.91/hour). Please ensure you have this funding in place prior to submitting a job.
    • ***There may be pending changes based on new proposed minimum wage requirements released by the Government of Ontario on May 30, 2017***
  • All applications will be collected through the CLN instead of individual email accounts to maximize the exposure of each posting
  • Each job posting can have up to four vacancies
  • Submit early
The Work Study program is a great way for students to gain experience right on campus. While students benefit from the hands-on opportunity to apply their skills in a professional setting, staff and faculty are able to increase their output and learn new techniques from students on the cutting edge of their field.

I had such a great experience through the work study program,” says Laura Philipps, who took a position at the George Ignatieff Theatre while pursuing her undergraduate degree. “It taught me basic workplace skills and improved my confidence by placing me in a leadership role. My boss assigned me tasks that added value to the organization and presented me with new challenges.”

The results of a Work Study survey revealed comments from students such as: “It was a great way to develop some of the skills I hope to use when I graduate. I highly recommend that other students take advantage of this opportunity.” Students consistently tell us that Work Study was a program in which they could grow and make decisions about how their studies relate to their career paths.

Important dates to remember:
  • Job Submission Period: June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017 (NOW CLOSED)
  • Job Verification Period: July 6, 2017 – August 3, 2017 (NOW CLOSED)
  • Job Posting Approval Email sent to Faculty/Staff: August 7, 2017
  • Student Job Visibility: August 8, 2017 – September 22, 2017
  • Hiring Period: August 28, 2017 – September 29, 2017
  • Hiring Form Due: October 6, 2017
Work Study Program Periods:
St. George Campus: September 7, 2017 – February 23, 2018  
UTM & UTSC Campuses: September 5, 2017 – February 23, 2018

Click here to learn more about Eligibility and Responsibilities

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