Work-Study Program

Our Work-Study Program (WSP) gives you a chance to work on campus part time during the academic year to earn around $3,000 as well as full time during the summer months to earn close to $6,000. Earn extra money and gain valuable work experience that will make you more employable after you’ve finished your degree.


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To work during:

  • Fall session: August 15 to October 15
  • Winter session: December 1 to January 15
  • Spring/Summer session: March 17 to June 15

Why work on campus?

More than 1,500 positions are available in our faculties and services. Jobs vary and, in most cases, you can find a position related to your field of study. Work-study supervisors are aware of your course schedule and are able to work around your timetable. Plus, you’ll be on campus, so you’re never too far from your classrooms.

Examples of some of the jobs available on campus:

  • Student ambassador
  • Computing and network technician
  • Regional mentor
  • Marketing assistant
  • Sports team manager
  • Assistant Researcher
  • Assistant Translator
  • Writer
  • University mascot
  • Lab technician
  • Information officer
  • Administrative officer

Application process

Applying to the WSP is quick and simple using the Work-Study Navigator, available in uOzone. The Work-Study Navigator lets you access the application form, the financial questionnaire, a resume-building tool as well as a full listing of available Work-Study positions.

  • Log into uOzone and access the Work-Study Navigator.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Complete the financial questionnaire.
  • Create your resume.
  • Search for and apply to available Work-Study postings.
  • Attend an interview with a potential employer.
  • Sign the employment contract with your new employer.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the WSP, you must:

  • Demonstrate financial need (must complete the financial questionnaire, available in the Work-Study Navigator)
  • Maintain a satisfactory academic standing

If you are a CO-OP student, you must:

  • Be registered in a minimum of nine credits (six credits per session for students with a disability) for the sessions preceding and following your CO-OP work term
  • Apply directly through the Co-operative Education Program Office

To be eligible to work part time during the Fall and Winter sessions you must:

  • Be registered in a minimum of nine credits per session at the undergraduate level (six credits per session for students with a disability) or be registered full time at the graduate level for a complete session or a full academic year

To be eligible to work full time during the Spring/Summer session you must:

  • Have been registered in a minimum of nine credits in the preceding Winter session (six credits for students with a disability) or full time at the graduate level for a complete session or a full academic year
  • Be returning to the University of Ottawa the following Fall session and registered in a minimum of nine credits at the undergraduate level or be registered full time at the graduate level