To be eligible for a work-study position, you must:
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
- Be enrolled in a minimum 60% course load (40% for students with a permanent disability or persistent or prolonged disability) during the current study period
- Qualify for OSAP, or another province’s student aid program, during the current study period
Apply for a work-study job
Step 1: Submit an application
- OSAP students
- If you qualified for OSAP assistance, you can apply for jobs on the work-study website
- Out-of-province students
- Submit the Non-OSAP Work Study Program Application (PDF) . If approved, you'll be given access to the work-study website
- Not eligible for OSAP or Out of province funding?
- If you do not qualify for OSAP or out of province funding please email SAFA to determine if we can still consider you for the work study program
Step 2: Check your application status
Your application status will be updated within two weeks after the start of the term or after you apply, whichever is later.
- Check the job status next to each application submitted
- If job status is ‘Referred’, click to open and print the referral page containing the employer’s contact information
- Contact the employer to arrange an interview. You may be asked to provide your resume and class schedule.
- Be sure to bring the referral page and the Declaration of Student's Eligibility/Hiring Form to the interview
- On Hold
- Check the status log to find out why your application is on hold
- This means that you’re not eligible for the work-study program. Check the status log to find out why you’re not eligible.
- Your application has been cancelled, however, you can always reopen it
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.