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

2016-2017 Fall/Winter Work-Study Dates

Job posting submission period: Work-Study proposals may be submitted through CLN between May 30, 2016 - June 30, 2016

Job posting visibility: students can view and apply to jobs between August 1, 2016 - September 23, 2016*

*Note: All postings will automatically expire from CLN on September 23, 2016.

Hiring period: August 29, 2016 - September 30, 2016*

*Please note: Hiring forms will be accepted by Enrolment Services until October 7, 2016. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Program period: sudents can work between August 29, 2016 - February 28, 2017

Salary and Payment Information

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

The employer will be expected to contribute 30% of the salary costs. The remaining 70% will be funded centrally. If the student works more than 180 hours during the program period (90 hours for Summer program), the wages associated with the additional hours of work will NOT be cost shared and employers will be required to fully fund the additional hours from their own account.

Student Eligibility

  • Students must be registered in a 40% course load continuously from September 2016 to April 2017 (or for the summer program 1 credit continuously from May to August 2017)


  • 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 Alex Howes 416-978-8018
Employer Recruitment & Engagement
Mississauga Campus Michelle Atkinson 905-828-5477
Coordinator, Events and Employment Services‚Äč
Scarborough Campus Liz Annis 416-287-7551
Career Development Coordinator