The international work-study program is designed to provide part-time on-campus work experience for full-time international undergraduate students with financial need.
COVID-19 note (in effect for spring 2021): There will be a limited number of at-home jobs available for the 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 $2,000 per term including vacation pay and benefits; and work a maximum of 10 hours per week.