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The Work/Study program provides on-campus part-time job opportunities for eligible full-time York University undergraduate students. These jobs are primarily available during the September to April academic session, although a limited number of jobs are also available in the summer to students who will be continuing their studies in the following fall/winter session or are enrolled in summer courses. Various administrative and Faculty departments participate in this program so there is a broad range of jobs from which to choose. Students who are awarded a Work/Study position cannot hold another Work/Study, RAY, CLAY or YES position concurrently.


You may be eligible for the Work/Study program if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program.
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory academic progress (i.e. you are not on academic warning/probation).
  • Have not defaulted on previous student loans or other government bursary programs.
  • Fall/winter session (September to April): full-time in both the fall and winter terms, that is, at least 60 per cent of a full course load (at least nine credits) in each term or at least 40 per cent (at least six credits) in each term for students with a permanent disability.
  • Summer session (May to August): student must be registered full-time in at least 60 per cent of a full course load (or 40 per cent of a full course load, for students with a permanent disability) or registered as a full-time student in the preceding winter term and returning to full-time studies in the following fall term.

We encourage students to apply for government financial aid (for example, OSAP or the comparable assistance program in the student's home province).

Salary Rate

Hourly rates can vary with the nature of the job, the scope of responsibilities and your work experience. The rate of pay will be indicated on the job posting and/or you will be advised by the employer during the interview.

Benefits and Responsibilities

The Work/Study program helps you meet your expenses during the academic year, and offers you valuable life and work experience with flexible hours that work around your academics. It also provides work experience in your area of study, as a number of jobs are program related. Here are some examples of past Work/Study positions:

  • Events Set Up Crew Member
  • Intramural and Sport Clubs Assistant
  • Fine Arts Student Ambassador
  • Student Financial Services Coordinator
  • Special Projects Coordinator, Colleges

As a Work/Study student, you are a valued York University employee and have important responsibilities. All students are expected to:

  • Complete your assigned duties.
  • Keep your supervisor informed of your availability to work the agreed-upon hours.
  • If you are unable to honour your commitment, speak to your supervisor immediately and try to arrange a more workable schedule.
  • If you withdraw or drop to part-time status during the academic session, inform your employer immediately: you will no longer be eligible for Work/Study and will have to resign from your position.

Employment Options Available to International Students

Visit York International for information about working in Canada.