Part-Time and Work Study Program

Work Study Program 

The Work Study Program is offered jointly through Career Services and the Financial Aid and Awards Office. It is funded by Queen’s University. The objective is to provide an opportunity for students with financial need to receive priority for certain part-time jobs during their academic terms. 

Please note that you may not commence work until a signed contract has been confirmed by Career Services and returned to your employer.

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International Students 

Are you an international student wondering if Work Study is still available to you? Yes it is! There are a few things you will need to be aware of: 

If you are in Canada and the duties of the position are delivered on campus or remotely, please follow the department's hiring process. You will need to have a valid Study Permit and Social Insurance Number (SIN).

If you are new to Queen's and outside of Canada, please visit the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) website or contact isa@queensu.ca to learn about work eligibility in Canada.

Now           Employers can post their job opportunities for Summer term

15 Mar       Students can start to view summer job postings on MyCareer.

                  Check back frequently as jobs can be posted at anytime after this date.

Late Mar   Students can submit their application for entitlement (to Financial Aid and Awards)

1 May        Students can begin work during their summer term

1 Aug        Deadline for students to apply for Work Study entitlement (to Financial Aid and Awards)

31 Aug      Last day summer Work Study employees can work

18 Jun   Students can submit their application for entitlement (to Financial Aid and Awards)

On-going     Employers can post their job opportunities for fall/winter terms

19 Jul     Students can start to view fall/winter job postings on MyCareer.

1 Sep     Students can begin their fall/winter or fall term only Work Study position

15 Sep   Deadline for students to apply for Work Study entitlement (to Financial Aid and Awards)

31 Dec   Last day a fall term only Work Study employee can work

2 Jan     Students can begin their winter term only Work Study position

26 Apr    Last day a fall/winter term or winter term only Work Study employee can work

Log in to MyCareer with your NetID:

  • View job postings under the Work Study module
  • View all the positions that interest you
  • Follow the application instructions under each job posting
  • Allow two weeks, if you have not heard back from the employer, to follow up with them

    Not finding any jobs that interest you?

    • View job postings under the Work Study module
    • You can find your own position
    • Approach faculty, staff, or departments and let them know you have a Work Study entitlement
    • If they are not familiar with the Work Study program have them contact the program coordinator at wkstudy@queensu.ca

    Please note: Operational need and student availability will influence the number of work hours available, up to the maximum provided by the program, which is posted on your signed agreement.

    To work on campus in the Work Study Program students must have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

    International students cannot apply for a SIN until after being hired by a Work Study employer.

    The rate of pay is $16.55 per hour (effective September 1, 2023) plus vacation pay. 

    The Work Study subsidy only applies if you have received an entitlement from Financial Aid and Awards.

    Entitlement Breakdown

    Divide your entitlement by the hourly rate: 
    $3,000      181
    $2,000      121
    $1,500       91 
    $1,000       60
     

    Download the Student Manual 2023-2024 (PDF, 1.3MB) which contains guidelines and procedures for starting and succeeding in a Work Study position.   

    "Being a Marketing Assistant at Queen's allows me to put my creative passion to good use. The position also allows me to gain a realistic perspective and experience in my major - Marketing, and put my best foot forward to prepare for my future career path."

    Kate Nguyen