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Work-Study Program

Awards and Financial Aid


The Work-Study Program provides on-campus part-time job opportunities for eligible full-time University of Winnipeg students. These jobs are available during the Fall/Winter (September to March). Various faculty and administrative departments participate in this program so there is a broad range of jobs from which to choose.

What are the benefits and responsibilities?

The Work-Study Program assists you with meeting your expenses during the academic year. It offers you valuable life and work experience with flexible hours that work around your school schedule. It also often provides work experience in your area of study, as a number of the positions are program related. Here are some examples of past Work-Study positions:

  • Research Assistant
  • Assistant Technician
  • Office Assistant

As a Work-Study student, you are an important part of the University community. Not only are you a student, but you are also now an employee! The supervisors that hire Work-Study students rely on you to complete your assigned duties so that the services and research being done here is fulfilled. Remember to always keep your supervisor informed of your availability.

How can students apply?

Students can complete and submit the Work-Study Student Application[PDF] for consideration for a work study position. The deadline for the 2018-19 academic year will be Friday, December 7th, 2018. Students interested in a campus job need to fill out an application so that the Awards Office can determine your eligibility. Once we have determined your eligibility for the program we will send you an email, which will include a list of the available jobs you can apply for. 

We encourage all students interested in applying for campus jobs to submit an application. We look forward to working with you!

Who is eligible to apply?

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

  • Registered in an undergraduate or graduate program at The University of Winnipeg
  • Registered in full-time studies (18 credit hours or more)
  • Completed 30 credit hours at an undergraduate level at The University of Winnipeg (or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  • Demonstrate financial need (shortage between your expenses and resources), and
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person or an international student with a valid study permit.

Note: Students can only hold one Work-Study position at any given time.

How much will I get paid?

Hourly rates can differ with the nature of the job, your work history and the responsibilities of the job. The rate of pay will be indicated on the job posting. The minimum wage in the Province of Manitoba as of October 2017 is $11.15 per hour, so all positions will be at this rate or higher. As of October 2018, minimum wage will increase to $11.35 per hour.


Employers: Thinking of hiring a Work-Study student?

The application deadline for employers in the 2018-19 academic year was Friday August 31st, 2018 and we are currently reviewing applications. If you are an employer and would like to request a Work-Study position for the 2019-20 Fall/Winter session an application will be available in July 2019.

Positions will be distributed as evenly as possible among departments, with priority given to proposals that are research-based or enhance the student experience. Employers will be notified of position decisions in mid-September. For more information on this program please read the Work-Study Overview for Employers

Any questions about this program can be directed to Awards Officer Dan Hussey at d.hussey@uwinnipeg.ca