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Work-Study Program

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 fit around your school schedule. It can also provide work experience in your study area, because many positions are program related.

Work Study positions run annually from October until March 31.

Deadline for 2023-24: closed as of December 4, 2023

Application for 2024-25 will open in September 2024.

What happens after I apply for Work Study Program?

Students must submit the Work-Study Student Application form and receive approval before applying for Work-Study jobs.

Once we have determined your eligibility for the program, we will send you an email link to the list of available employment positions. The Awards Office will send the first position listing to eligible applicants before mid-November. More positions will be available to those that apply early.

We encourage all students interested in on-campus jobs to apply. We look forward to working with you!

IMPORTANT: On your application form, you need to be specific of your resources. As a full-time student, we expect that you have some form of funding source. Applications with zero resources are considered incomplete.

What positions are available for Work Study?

Some examples of Work-Study positions on-campus:

  • 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 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.


  • You must apply for Work Study program first before you apply for any of these opportunities listed.
  • You may only accept and actively work for one Work Study position during the work period.
Am I eligible for the Work Study Program?

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

  • Currently registered in an undergraduate or graduate program at The University of Winnipeg (PACE and ELP students are currently ineligible);
  • Enrolled full-time (i.e., at least 18 credit hours or 12 credit hours if registered with Accessibility Services) for the current Fall/Winter session;
  • Completed 24 credit hours at an undergraduate level at The University of Winnipeg (or equivalent);
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0;
  • Have demonstrated financial need (shortage between your expenses and resources); and
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person or an international student with a valid study permit.
How much will I get paid? How many hours can I work?

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 1, 2023 is $15.30 per hour, so all positions will be at this rate or higher.

There is no maximum number of hours for Work Study positions per week. However, being a student and keeping up with your studies is your primary job. International students can visit the IIRSS employment webpage for more information.

Students may only hold one Work-Study position at any given time during the work period.

Employers: Thinking of hiring a Work Study student?

If you are a faculty or staff member and would like to request a Work-Study position for the 2023-24 Fall/Winter session, complete and submit a Work-Study Position Request Form.

Position Request Form Deadline: closed as of August 31, 2023

2024-25 request form will be available in June 2024.

Positions will be distributed as evenly as possible among departments, with priority given to proposals that are research-based or enhance the student experience. The Financial Aid and Awards office will notify employers of position decisions by mid-October.

For more information and checklist for approved positions, please refer to Work-Study Overview and Checklist for Employers.

Any questions about this program can be directed to awards@uwinnipeg.ca.