Work-Study Program

Our Work-Study Program (WSP) gives you a chance to work on campus part time during the academic year to earn around $4,000 as well as full time during the summer months to earn close to $7,000. Earn extra money and gain valuable work experience that will make you more employable after you've finished your degree.

Application periods

To work during:

  • Spring/Summer term: March 15 to June 16, 2017
  • Fall session: August 15 to October 7, 2016
  • Winter session: December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017

Why work on campus?

More than 1,700 positions are available in our faculties and services. Jobs vary and, in most cases, you can find a position related to your field of study. Work-study supervisors are aware of your course schedule and are able to work around your timetable. Plus, you'll be on campus, so you're never too far from your classrooms.

Examples of some of the jobs available on campus:

  • Student ambassadorStudent mentor
  • Marketing assistant
  • Research assistant
  • Customer service agent
  • Assistant editor
  • Assistant project officer
  • Laboratory assistant or technician
  • Junior information officer
  • Assistant computer technician
  • Assistant fundraising officer
  • Theatre costume assistant

Application process

Applying to the WSP is quick and simple using the Work-Study Navigator, available in uoZone. The Work-Study Navigator lets you access the application form, the financial questionnaire, a résumé-building tool as well as a full listing of available Work-Study positions.

  • Log into uoZone and access the Work-Study Navigator.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Complete the financial questionnaire.
  • Create your résumé.
  • Search for and apply to available Work-Study postings.
  • Attend an interview with a potential employer.
  • Sign the employment contract with your new employer.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the WSP, you must:

  • Demonstrate financial need (you must complete the University of Ottawa’s financial questionnaire through the Work-Study Navigator)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic standing

If you are a CO-OP student and you are in a study term, you must:

  • Be enrolled in at least 3 courses (9 units) per term (or 2 courses, that is 6 units, per term for students with disabilities) for the terms preceding and following your CO-OP work term

To be eligible to work part time during the Fall and Winter terms you must:

  • Be enrolled in at least 3 courses (9 units) per term at the undergraduate level (or 2 courses, that is 6 units, per term for students with  disabilities) or be enrolled full time at the graduate level for one complete term or an academic year

To be eligible to work full time during the Spring/Summer session you must:

  • Have been enrolled in a minimum of 3 courses (9 units)  per term at the undergraduate level in the preceding Winter term (or 2 courses, that is 6 units, per term  for students with  disabilities) or full time at the graduate level for a complete term or an academic year
  • Be returning to the University of Ottawa the following Fall term and be enrolled for at least 3 courses (9 units) at the undergraduate level or be enrolled full time at the graduate level
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