Lakehead University Work Study Program

The Lakehead University Work Study Program (LUWSP) provides part-time(fall & winter) or full-time(summer) employment opportunities to eligible undergraduate students during the academic year. These positions provide students with an invaluable opportunity to work with, and be mentored by, Lakehead University faculty and staff.

Fall & Winter Program

The LUWSP is an opportunity for departments and faculties to employ a student's talents for part-time employment (10 hours/week is recommended) through the provision of a $1,000 per semester maximum subsidy (includes wage and payroll deductions).

Update: All payroll costs are covered by the employer during the term. The subsidy will be provided to eligible employers once the position has been reconciled April/May.

Employment through the LUWSP-FW for 2019/20 is September 1, 2019 to March 14, 2020. All students must be hired by October 27.

The LUWSP-FW Job Request application is available via MySuccess. Login as an "Employer" and select the following: Jobs > On Campus Work Study > Post a Job

Please Note:

All proposed positions submitted before the published deadline will be given equal consideration. However, some requests may not be approved particularly if multiple requests are made by the same department. This is to ensure that work placement positions are available in as many departments as possible.

There is no guarantee that positions submitted after the deadline will be considered and/or approved.

Unapproved positions are ineligible for the subsidy.

Once your employment position has been approved, please ensure the student(s) hired are eligible (see below).

NSERC-USRA students are not eligible for LUWSP-FW positions.

Student Eligibility:

Out of fairness to all eligible students, employers should wait until after the closing date of the posting to contact those individuals who they wish to interview. All students must receive approval before they apply for a LUWSP-FW position, not after. Qualified students will be provided with a personalized Confirmation of Eligibility and Hiring Form which should be submitted with their cover letter and resume or provided at the time of the interview.

To qualify for LUWSP-FW eligibility, students:

  • Must be an undergraduate student (graduate students are ineligible)
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (international students are ineligible)
  • Must have a minimum average of 60% in the previous academic year (high school, college or university)
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student (fall & winter) and registered in a minimum 60% course load (40% course load for students with a permanent disability)
  • Must demonstrate financial need, be approved for a bursary and/or be approved for provincial Student Financial Aid
  • Must apply each term for eligibility via the MySuccess portal
  • Must attend the mandatory Student Worker Training & Orientation Workshop hosted by the Student Success Centre and Student Awards & Financial Aid.

Students who do not currently attend Lakehead University are not eligible for the LUWSP.

Should a student resign from his/her LUWSP-FW position, re-hiring of that same student by another department or faculty is not permitted.

WHIMS (safety) training and AODA (accessibility standards) training are mandatory for all new employees. For more information, please contact Human Resources by telephone at (807) 343-8334, or via email at

Important Dates/Deadlines

  • July 15 - August 15: Portal open for employers to submit a request for a LUWSP-FW position (deadline extended if positions available)
  • August 1 - October 15: Portal open for students to apply for eligibility for LUWSP-FW.
  • October 27: Deadline to hire a student for a LUWSP-FW position (paperwork to HR)
  • Work Term: Sept 1, 2019- March 14, 2020