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.
  • 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: February 13th – March 10th
  • Job Verification Period: March 17th – April 14th (Staff/Faculty will be advised of their approvals)
  • Student Job Visibility: April 17th – May 19th
  • Hiring Period: First Day of Class – May 31st
  • Program Periods:
    • May 1st - August 4th (UTSC)
    • May 8th  - August 14th (UTM)
    • May 15th - August 14th (St. George) 
Click here to learn more about Eligibility and Responsibilities

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