Work Study Program

U of T’s Work Study Program provides students with the opportunity to development their knowledge, skills and experience through paid work on campus. In addition, on-campus employers benefit from central funding, which offsets a significant portion of the salary expenses (i.e. 70% within the parameters of the program). With recent changes, students are no longer required to be OSAP eligible to participate in the Work Study program, so a much larger pool of students are now able to take advantage of this great program.

Important Dates Summer Program

April 17 - May 19 Jobs visible to students for application
May 19 Job postings expire
May 1 - 31 Hiring Period
May 31 Deadline date to hire and submit hiring forms to Enrolment Services (scanned copies accepted)
May 1 - August 6, 2017 Duration of Summer 2017 Work-Study Program

Important Dates Fall/Winter Program

August 1 - September 23 Jobs visible to students for application
September 23 Job postings expire
August 1 - September 23 Hiring Period
September 30 Deadline date to hire and submit hiring forms to Enrolment Services (scanned copies accepted)
August 29, 2016 - February 28, 2017 Duration of Fall/Winter 2016/2017 Work-Study Program

Employer Eligibility

A Work Study employer must be a U of T faculty or staff member who is present on campus for the position's duration. PhD candidates, post-doctoral fellows and casual staff members cannot hire Work Study students. Eligible employers may submit multiple Work Study proposals.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be registered in an undergraduate or graduate program on a full-time or part-time basis (i.e. a current undergraduate or graduate student registered for at least 2.0 credits over the fall/winter sessions).
  • Be taking at least 40% of a full course load for the entire fall/winter period of study - no course load averaging is permitted

Note: Students are no longer required to be OSAP eligible to participate in the Work Study program. Students are also only permitted to accept one Work Study position per program period.

Salary and Payment Information

The minimum pay rate is $11.40 per hour plus 4% vacation pay plus 10% benefits. The employer will be expected to contribute 30% of the salary costs. The remaining 70% will be funded centrally. If the student works more than 180 hours in the fall/winter, the wages associated with the additional hours of work will NOT be cost shared. Employers will be expected to fully fund the additional hours.

President’s Scholars of Excellence Program (PSEP): Work-study employers can now give preference to PSEP students for their work-study positions.  By selecting a PSEP student, work-study employers will receive 100% funding for their work-study position.   Approximately 50 (across the 3 campuses) of the most highly qualified students applying to first year of direct entry, undergraduate studies will be distinguished as President’s Scholars of Excellence. In addition to the scholarship in first year, PSEP students are also guaranteed access to part-time, meaningful, on-campus employment starting in second year

Both you (work study employer) and your work study student will receive an email confirmation from Enrolment Services about 2 weeks after the Hiring Form has been processed. Students can download their payroll forms at the UTSC HR webpage; they can also be picked up in the HR office, Room BV526E.

More Information

For further information about U of T's Work Study program visit the Career Learning Network and our FAQ page.

Questions about student eligibility and payment procedures:

Nina Luciano
Enrolment Services
416-978-7960
workstudy@utoronto.ca

Questions from UTSC employers about registering with the Career Learning Network and submitting your Work Study proposals:

Liz Annis
Academic Advising & Career Centre
Tel: (416) 287-7551
lizannis@utsc.utoronto.ca

Questions from employers on other U of T campuses:

Faculty and Staff at U of T Mississauga, visit UTM's Career Centre.
Faculty and Staff at U of T St. George, visit UTSG's Career Centre.