The international work-study program is designed to provide part-time on-campus work experience for full-time international undergraduate students with financial need.
There will be a limited number of at-home jobs available for the Fall 2020 term. These positions will have new conditions which include no face to face interview or training allowed. More information will be sent directly to those hiring
You may apply to the international work-study program if you are:
- An international student with a valid study permit
- Registered in an undergraduate program
- Enrolled in a minimum 60% course load (1.5 units) during the term in which you want to work
- Fees arranged or paid in full for the current term
- In satisfactory academic standing
- Have a valid Social Insurance Number (or receive one within 3 days of beginning work)
Get a Social Insurance Number
As an international student, your study permit must indicate that you “may accept employment” or “may work” in Canada.
For more information about obtaining a SIN, visit UWaterloo's International Student Experience site.
Apply for a position
How much can you earn?
Work-study jobs pay minimum wage or higher. You can earn up to $2000 per term including vacation pay and benefits; and work a maximum of 10 hours per week.