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Work Study

Work Integrated Learning @ U of T

Across the University of Toronto, over 3,500 students are hired annually through the Work Study Program, providing a meaningful work integrated learning experience. Through paid, on-campus work experiences, students develop their knowledge, strengthen their skills, and explore how their academic studies translate to career possibilities. Work Study jobs are available in many departments and more than 40% include research positions. Students do not have to be OSAP eligible to participate in the Work Study program.

There are two Work Study programs each year: fall/winter and summer. The University covers 70% of the Work Study hourly wage. To support a meaningful work integrated learning experience, have your student(s) complete the Work Study eModule series (or Professional Development WorkbookThis will help them set learning goals and support you in identifying relevant projects and tasks. 

To participate in the program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • University of Toronto Student
  • Non-degree students are NOT eligible for Work Study
  • Students are permitted to accept only ONE Work Study position per program period.
  • Students doing a paid placement (e.g. co-op work term) already are NOT also eligible for Work Study
  • Students registered in the Toronto School of Theology are NOT eligible for Work Study positions.
  • Graduate students MUST be registered as defined by their college/faculty in order to be eligible. Students working towards their dissertation or thesis are also eligible.

Fall/Winter 2021-22 Course Load:
  • Domestic undergraduate and graduate degree students enrolled in at least 40% course load continuously from September to April, totalling at least 2.0 credits (e.g. the minimum would be 0.5 credits in one session and 1.5 credits in the other).
  • International undergraduate and graduate students studying on a full-time basis (part-time NOT eligible), continuously from September to April (check your enrollment status on ACORN), subject to federal government requirements (please see the Government of Canada website for rules and regulations).
 Summer 2021 Course Load:
  • Domestic and international undergraduate and graduate degree students enrolled in at least .5 credits in either of the summer sessions.
  • International students are subject to additional eligibility criteria and are strongly encouraged to refer to the CIE webpage to confirm they meet at all of the Government of Canada regulations regarding on-campus work.

University of Toronto Faculty and Staff can login to CLNx to access a number of resources (please log into your CLNx account before accessing the following links):