Work-Study Information for Faculty & Staff

The University of Toronto’s Work-Study Program provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and experience through paid work on campus. In addition, on-campus employers benefit from central funding, which offsets a significant portion of the salary expenses (i.e. 70% within the parameters of the program).

Work-Study Hiring Forms

Work-Study Frequently Asked Questions

Employer Eligibility and Responsibilities

A Work-Study employer must be a University of Toronto faculty or staff member who is present on campus for the position's duration
*PhD candidates and casual staff members are not permitted to hire students for the Work-Study Program. 

Please refer to the FAQ for more information.

Work-Study employers must:

  • Provide appropriate training and supervision to hired students
  • Ensure students understand their duties, hours of work and job performance expectations
  • Ensure that students do not work more than 12 hours per week and 180 hours for the Fall-Winter term (90 hours for Summer term)
  • Introduce the Business/Payroll Officer and the alternate contact to the students
  • Ensure students are paid promptly every two weeks

2017 Summer Work-Study Dates

Job posting submission period: Work-Study proposals may be submitted through CLN between February 13 - March 10, 2017

Job Verification period: March 17 - April 14, 2017

Job posting visibility: Students can view and apply to jobs between April 17 - May 19, 2017*

*Note: All postings will automatically expire from CLN on May 19, 2017.

Hiring period: May 8, 2017 - May 31, 2017

Program period: sudents can work between May 8, 2017 - August 14, 2017

2017-2018 Fall/Winter Work-Study Dates

Important dates to remember:

  • Job Submission Period: June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017
  • Job Verification Period: July 6, 2017 – August 3, 2017
  • Job Posting Approval Email sent to Faculty/Staff: August 7, 2017
  • Student Job Visibility: August 8, 2017 – September 22, 2017
  • Hiring Period: August 28, 2017 – September 29, 2017
  • Hiring Form Due: October 6, 2017

Work Study Program Periods:
St. George Campus: September 7, 2017 – February 23, 2018  
UTM & UTSC Campuses: September 5, 2017 – February 23, 2018

Salary and Payment Information

The minimum rate of pay is currently $11.40 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay.

The University will cover 70 per cent of this cost ($9.13/hour) while the hiring department is responsible for the remaining 30 percent ($3.91/hour). Please ensure you have this funding in place prior to submitting a job.

  • ***There may be pending changes based on new proposed minimum wage requirements released by the Government of Ontario on May 30, 2017***

Student Eligibility

  • Students must be registered in a 40% course load continuously from September to April (or for the summer program 1 credit continuously from May to August)


  • Students are permitted to accept ONE Work-Study position per program period
  • Students registered in the Toronto School of Theology are not eligible for Work-Study positions
  • Non-degree students are not eligible for Work-Study positions
  • Students do not have to be OSAP eligible to apply for Work-Study positions

The President's Scholars of Excellence Program (PSEP)

You may receive an application from a PSEP student. These students have been asked to self-identify as recipients of the PSEP as you may choose to give them preference over other candidates. These are students who have a high entrance GPA, and only about 50 students receive this distinction annually. For more information on the PSEP program, please visit:

Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

As The University of Toronto’s Work-Study Program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and experience through paid work on campus the role you post for Work-Study must be in-line with CCR principles and will appear on the student’s Co-Curricular Record. For details about the CCR, visit:

Work-Study Contacts

For questions about student eligibility and payment procedures, please contact

For more information or to participate, please contact the representative from your U of T campus.

St. George Campus Debbie Ananga 416-978-8018
Employer Recruitment & Engagement
Mississauga Campus Anne Gaiger 905-569-5759
Assistant Director, Career Centre
Scarborough Campus Liz Annis 416-287-7551
Career Development Coordinator