Work-Study Program

Awards and Financial Aid

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.

Some examples of 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.

Complete and submit the 2020-21 Work-Study Student Application. Deadline was Friday, December 4, 2020.

Once we have determined your eligibility for the program we will send you an email link to the list of the employment positions available you can apply for. The first position listing will be sent to eligible applicants between late September to mid-October. More positions will be available to those that apply early.

Students must submit the Work-Study Student Application form and be approved before applying for Work-Study jobs. We encourage all students interested in applying for campus jobs to submit an application. We look forward to working with you!

2021-22 program information will be available Fall 2021.

You may be 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
  • Enrolled full-time (ex. 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.

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 2020 is $11.90 per hour so all positions will be at this rate or higher.

If you are a faculty or staff member and would like to request a Work-Study position for the 2020-21 Fall/Winter session, complete and submit a 2020-21 Work-Study Position Request Form.

Position Request Form Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2020

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 by mid-October. For more information on this program please read the Work-Study Overview for Employers.

Any questions about this program can be directed to