Work Study Program

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The Work Study Program is offered jointly through Career Services and the Student Awards office. It is funded by Queen’s University.  The objective is to provide an opportunity for students in 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.


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 SIN  

If you are new to Queen's and outside of Canada, please visit or contact to learn about work eligibility in Canada 

Now Students can submit their application for entitlement (to Student Awards)
Now Employers can post their job opportunities for Fall/Winter term
10 Aug Fall/Winter job postings available online to students
1 Sep Students can begin their Fall/Winter or Fall term only Work Study position
15 Sep Deadline for Work Study applications from students to Student Awards for entitlement
31 Dec Last day a Work Study employee enrolled in Fall term only can work
4 Jan  Students can begin their Winter term only Work Study position
26 Apr Last day a Work Study employee enrolled in Fall/Winter term or Winter term only can work


Log in to MyCareer with your net id:

  • 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, 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

    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 $14.35/hour including vacation pay. 

    The Work Study subsidy only applies if you have received an entitlement from Student Awards.

    Entitlement Breakdown

    Divide your entitlement by the hourly rate: 
    $3,000      202
    $2,000      134 
    $1,500      101 
    $1,000      67
    $750         50

    Download the Student Manual 2021-2022 (PDF, 1,033 kB) which contains student guidelines and procedures for starting and succeeding in a Work Study position.