Work Study

The Work Study program at U of T is an excellent opportunity for you to strengthen your skills, gain work experience, and explore how your academic studies transfer to career possibilities. With over 3,500 positions available, the Work Study program will help you build your career while at U of T.

Positions are available in the Fall/Winter Term (September-February) and the Spring/Summer Term (May-August), and are CCR recognized. They generally require about 15 hours of work per week or less, to a maximum of 200 for the Fall/Winter terms (and 100 hours in the Summer term).

To help you make the most of your Work Study experience, complete the activities in the Professional Development Workbook and consider some of the workshops available on your campus.

2018-19 Fall/Winter Work Study Program Eligibility

Work Study is open to domestic undergraduate and graduate degree students studying on a full time or part time basis (i.e., registered in at least 2.0 credits) and International undergraduate and graduate students studying on a full time basis, continuously from September 2018 to April 2019. International students studying on a part time basis are NOT eligible to work on Campus - please see the Government of Canada website for rules and regulations.

  • You are permitted to accept ONE Work Study position per program period.
  • You do NOT have to be OSAP eligible to apply for Work Study positions.
  • Non-degree students are not eligible for Work Study
  • Students registered in the Toronto School of Theology are not eligible for Work Study positions
To confirm your eligibility, email

2018-19 Fall/Winter Work Study Application Period

Work Study positions will be posted starting August 8, 2018 and will be removed by September 21, 2018.

Ensure you check the application deadline for each job posting as each employer may select a different deadline date.

Hiring Period: August 27, 2018 – September 28, 2018

Work Period:

  • September 4, 2018 – February 22, 2019 (UTM & UTSC)
  • September 6, 2018 – February 22, 2019 (St. George)

Hours and Rate of Pay

As a Work Study student you will be paid bi-weekly* equal to the minimum wage plus 4% vacation pay. The maximum hours of work are 15 hours per week and 200 hours for the Fall/Winter terms (maximum 100 hours for the Summer term).

*You will be paid bi-weekly except for those who have been previously set up with a monthly payroll schedule. You and your Work Study employer must complete and sign the timesheets before submitting them to the payroll officer.

Remember: You are permitted to accept ONE Work Study position per program period.

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