Work Study Program

To access the Work Study Page for Faculty & Staff, please visit:

Work Study positions, which are paid part-time job opportunities created by U of T faculty and staff for in a wide variety of offices throughout the campus. These jobs are academic and/or career related (not clerical in nature) and offer you the opportunity to explore career options, gain experience and develop your skills. Many research positions are also funded through this program.

Student Eligibility

Domestic Students:


Domestic undergraduate and graduate degree students must be enrolled in at least 40% course load continuously from September to April, totaling a minimum of 2.0 credits (e.g. the minimum would be 0.5 credits in one session and 1.5 credits in the other).


Domestic undergraduate and graduate degree students must be enrolled in at least 40% course load (1.0 credit) continuously from May to August 2019 with at least a 0.5 credit course in the first session of the summer (May - June), and a 0.5 credit course in the second session of summer (June-August).

International Students:

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. Visit here to learn more about eligibility requirements.


  • Students are permitted to accept ONE Work Study position per program period.
  • Students do NOT have to be OSAP eligible to apply for Work Study positions.
  • Non-degree students are NOTeligible for Work Study
  • Students doing a placement already, are NOT be eligible for work study
  • Students registered in the Toronto School of Theology are NOT eligible for Work Study positions.

Students must meet couse load eligibility for the entire Work Study period - no course load averaging is permitted (i.e. taking all courses in the first 6 weeks or all courses in the second half of the summer is not permitted).

Applying for Work Study Jobs

You can view Work Study jobs through your Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx) account in May and August each year. We encourage you to visit the Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA&CC) for help with your resume, cover letter and interview skills before applying. Once you determine what opportunities you are interested in, apply by following the specific instructions on each job posting. Note: Students are also only permitted to accept one Work Study position per program period.

Pay Rate and Hours of Work

  • Minimum Pay Rate: $15.00/hour
  • Work Study positions will be paid bi-weekly or monthly
  • Average Weekly Hours: 12-15 hours per week (maximum 100 hours for Summer; 200 hours for Fall/Winter)

Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Work Study Program Dates

Date Activity
Student Application Period August 7 - September 27, 2019
Hiring Period August 7 - October 4, 2019
Program Period (Work Study Start & End Dates)* September 3, 2019 - February 21, 2020
Hiring Approval Form(s) Due (online) October 4, 2019

Being Hired

If you are hired for a Work Study position, you will be required to complete the work study hiring form available on CLNx at

  • NEW: Employer completes the Letter of Offer (template available on CLNx) and has student sign it; Business Officer will use the letter to complete the On-line Hiring Form.
  • NEW: The Hiring form is an on-line form to be submitted by the Business Officer.  On-line Hiring Form will go to Enrolment Services and an email acknowledgement will be sent to the student, employer and business Officer within 24 hours.

Please note that students are only allowed to accept and be employed in one Work Study position at a time. 

Payroll Information

  • Set up your payroll information with the business/payroll officer in the department that hired you after you have received your approval email from Enrolment Services.
  • You can download your payroll forms at the UTSC HR webpage or you can pick them up in the HR office, Room BV526E.
  • You will be paid monthly or bi-weekly. Please observe the payroll schedule to ensure that you are paid on time.


Important Dates Summer 2019 Program

April 13 - May 18 Jobs visible to students for application
May 18 Job postings expire
May 7 - May 31 Hiring Period
May 31 Deadline date to hire and submit hiring forms to Enrolment Services (scanned copies accepted)
May 7 - August 10, 2018 Duration of Summer 2018 Work-Study Program