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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 session. You may not change positions after you have signed a Letter of Offer and the Online Hiring Approval Form has been submitted by the original hiring department.
  • Students doing a paid placement (e.g. co-op work term) already are not 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 must meet the Work Study sessional course load requirements (see below) at the time of application. 

Fall-Winter Work Study Program

  • Minimum 2.0 FCE (full course equivalent) continuously from September to April (i.e. minimum 0.5 credits in one session and 1.5 credits in the other)
  • Graduate students must be registered for both fall and winter sessions

Summer Work Study Program

  • Minimum 0.5 FCE (full course equivalent); fulfilled as any F, Y and/or S course registered during the hiring period
  • Graduate students must be registered for the summer session

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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