Lakehead University Work Study Program (LUWSP-FW) Fall/Winter

The LUWSP-FW is an opportunity for departments and faculties to employ eligible undergraduate students part-time (10 hours/week is recommended) during the academic year through the provision of a subsidy (includes wage and payroll deductions). This provides an invaluable opportunity for students to work with and be mentored by Lakehead University faculty and staff.

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

Please review Additional Information & Resources below: Cost to Employ a Student

How To Request A Job:

Please review Additional Information & Resources below: MySuccess - Employer vs Staff/Faculty Username Creation

The Job Posting form is available on the MySuccess portal. Login as an "Employer” (separate password from myInfo) or as “Staff & Faculty” using your myInfo credentials and select the following from the Dashboard: Jobs & Volunteer Postings > Lakehead University Work Study Program > Post a Job button near the top.

Essential Service Form:

The LUWSP follows the same guidelines and protocols set forth by the University for the approval of essential workers permitted to work on campus during the pandemic.

Location of Work Study jobs should be in accordance with university, local, provincial, and federal regulations. However, if your position is deemed an essential service and requires your student worker to work on campus, please complete the Essential Service- Form for On Campus Work and upload with your job posting request on the MySuccess portal.

Click here to download the Essential Service Form for On Campus Work.

Important Dates/Deadlines:

  • July 15 - August 15 annually:  Portal open to employers to submit a Job Posting request (deadline extended if positions available)
  • August 1 - October 15: Portal open to students to apply for eligibility for work study for the fall/winter
  • August 16 annually: Job postings live on portal
  • October 22 (20 weeks remaining): Deadline to hire a student for a fall/winter work study position (paperwork to HR)
  • Work Term: August 29, 2021 - March 12, 2022 (28 weeks)

Additional Information & Resources:

All proposed positions submitted by August 15 will be given equal consideration; however, there are no guarantees that positions submitted will be approved. To ensure that work placement positions are available in as many departments as possible, multiple requests from the same department will be approved as space allows. To be eligible for the subsidy, the position must be approved and the student hired must be eligible.

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. It is recommended that students have confirmed eligibility before being interviewed. Eligible students will be provided with a personalized Confirmation of Eligibility and Hiring Form which can be submitted with their cover letter and resume or provided at the time of the interview. Students should not begin working before paperwork is submitted to Human Resources or before the date that they were eligibility approved on the Confirmation of Eligibility and Hiring Form.

Required Training- Students are required to complete a 1 hour paid online work study training module each time they are hired. WHIMS (safety) training and AODA (accessibility standards) training are mandatory for all new employees. For more information, please contact Human Resources.


Cost to Employ a Student

MySuccess - Employer vs Staff/Faculty Username Creation

Student Eligibility

Essential Service Form

Hiring a Part-Time Student – Employee Information Form (EIF) & all other hiring forms

How to Approve Time on myInfo – MyTimecard – Instructions for Supervisors

2021 Part-Time Pay Schedule (pay periods & timecard deadlines)

My Late Timecard Form (use if missed submitting time by the deadline)


Please contact Cheryl Ellis, Student Awards & Financial Aid at for more information.