Summer Work Program - Student Information

The Summer Work Program allows students to gain valuable, on-campus work experience from April 16 – September 2, 2017. These on-campus jobs provide students an excellent opportunity to potentially work full-time while participating in university life.

Please note that the application for 2017 will be available March 1 – June 16 through Login using your myInfo login information, then select “Jobs” then “Summer Work Program” then “Eligibility Application” to apply! Get your application in sooner to ensure you get consideration for the position you want!

How much can I earn?

Hourly wages vary depending on the employer and type of work being done. Most SWP students are employed full-time over the summer months. 


Do you meet the following criteria?

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be an undergraduate student
  • Must NOT be on academic probation
  • Must have been registered in a minimum 60% course load (40% with a permanent disability) for the 2016FW term
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be returning in September 2017 as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student

 If you said yes to all of those questions, then the Summer Work Program (SWP) is for you!


Can I be hired for a position and then apply for WSP?

No, you must receive approval before you apply for a SWP position (never after).


How do I know if I have been approved?

Approved students will be sent a message to their Lakehead University email account with their Confirmation of Approval & Hiring Form attached.  This form needs to be submitted to your employer upon successful hiring.


I'm a potential employer, where do I find information?

Employers can find more information about the Summer Work Program here.


Benefits of the Summer Work Program

The SWP demonstrates valuable professional development opportunities at convenient on-campus locations.

Jobs vary and, in most cases, you can find a position related to your field of study.

The SWP can provide you with valuable life and work experience, flexible hours that work around your school schedule and additional funding to ensure you can fully fund your educational expenses.

As a SWP student, you are an important part of the university community. Not only are you a student, but a valuable employee!

Examples of jobs available on campus:


Student ambassador

Computing and network technician

Marketing assistant

Assistant Researcher

Assistant Translator


University mascot

Lab technician

Information officer

Administrative officer

and MORE!

Coordinated Learning Access Network poster

The Coordinated Learning Access Network (CLAN) is an education-to-employment pathway ensuring links between students, Aboriginal learners, and employers in Northwestern Ontario.  CLAN’s goal is to create a successful monitored network of educational and employment opportunities for all. 

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