Work-Study Program

Our Work-Study Program (WSP) gives you a chance to work on campus part time during the academic year and earn around $4,000, and to work full time during the summer and earn close to $7,000. You also 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 term: August 14 to October 6, 2017
  • Winter term: December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018

Why work on campus?

More than 1,700 positions are available in faculties and services. With our variety of jobs, you can usually find a position related to your field of study. Work-study supervisors know your course schedule and are able to work around it. Plus, you're on campus, so you're never too far from your classes.
Some jobs available on campus:

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

Eligibility

You must meet these general criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the University of Ottawa’s financial questionnaire through the Work-Study Navigator
  • Maintain satisfactory academic standing
  • Pay your tuition fees to the University of Ottawa

You must also meet these specific criteria:

For Fall or Winter term (part-time position):

  • Be enrolled for at least nine units of courses as an undergraduate student or be enrolled full time as a graduate, at the University of Ottawa, for the term.
  • For students living with a disability: be enrolled for at least six units (undergraduates) or part time (graduates) for the term. 

For Spring-Summer term (full-time position):

  • Have been enrolled for at least nine units of courses as an undergraduate student or have been enrolled full time as a graduate, at the University of Ottawa, for the preceding Winter term, and be returning to the University of Ottawa for the following Fall term.
  • For students living with a disability: be enrolled for at least six units (undergraduates) or part time (graduates) for the preceding Winter term.

CO-OP program students

  • You can work part time during your study terms through the Work-Study Program, if you meet the eligibility criteria above.
  • To complete a work term through the Work-Study Program, contact the CO-OP office.  You must register through the CO-OP Navigator rather than the Work-Study Navigator.

Application process

Applying to the Work-Study Program and searching for Work-Study positions is quick and simple using the Work-Study Navigator.

To apply for the WSP you must:

  • Log into the Work-Study Navigator (through uoZone).
  • Complete the financial questionnaire.
  • Click Apply to the Work-Study Program.

You can usually view your application status in the Work-Study Navigator within 72 hours. Once your application is approved, you can use the Work-Study Navigator to:

  • Create your resumé
  • Search and apply for Work-Study postings
  • Sign the employment contract with your new employer
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