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.
To work during:
- Winter term: December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018
- Spring/Summer term: March 12 to June 14, 2018
- Fall term: August 13 to October 4, 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
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 in at least nine units of courses as an undergraduate student or be enrolled full time as a graduate student, at the University of Ottawa, for the term.
- For students living with a disability: be enrolled in 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 student, 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.
Applying for 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 Admission.
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