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Work Study

Work Study

Across the University of Toronto, over 3,500 students participate in the Work Study Program every year! Twice a year (fall-winter and summer), the Work Study Program offers paid, on-campus positions that provide you with an opportunity to deepen your knowledge, strengthen your skills and explore how your academic studies translate to career possibilities. All Work Study positions are Co-Curricular Record (CCR) recognized (see the CCR website to learn more).

Why participate in the Work Study Program?

Unlike other on-campus work, the Work Study program has your learning at the centre of the experience. All Work Study students are expected to set learning goals for their experience to help ensure you are intentional about what knowledge and skills you want to strengthen and develop in your role. To help you, we recommend completing the activities in the Work Study eModule series (or Professional Development Workbook) and consider some of the career workshops available on your campus (go to the Events & Workshops CLNx page and select your campus). The eModules/Workbook are optional and your supervisor may choose to support your learning goals in another way.


To participate in the program, you 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.

Please log in to CLNx to access more information:

  • Program Dates
  • Hours and Rate of Pay
  • Student Eligibility
  • How to Find the Best Position and Get Hired!
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