Lakehead University Work Study Program (LUWSP) Fall/Winter

*NEW* Be sure to check out the program & subsidy changes in Cost to Employ a Student in the Resources section.

The LUWSP (Fall/Winter) is an opportunity for departments and faculties to provide eligible undergraduate students part-time work (8 hours/week is covered) 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.

Subsidy & Cost to Employ a Student:

All payroll costs are charged to the employer during the terms. For information on the subsidy amount, program requirements, allowable wage and approved number of hours, please review the Cost to Employ a Student in the Additional Information & Resources section below. The subsidy will be provided to eligible employers once the position has been reconciled April/May. 

Terms employers can request a position for:

  • Fall term only
  • Winter term only
  • Fall & Winter term

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.

Important Dates/Deadlines:

  • July 15 - August 15 annually:  Portal open to employers to submit a Job Posting request (fall term only, fall & winter term or winter term only); open/waitlist until January 31 annually should space become available 
  • August 1 - January 31 annually: Portal open to students to apply for eligibility for work study for the fall and/or winter
  • August 16 annually: Job postings live on portal
  • January 31 annually (6 weeks remaining): Deadline to hire a student for a winter work position
  • Work Term: August 26, 2023 - March 8, 2024 (27 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 paid training session as required by Human Resources: 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 

Terms & Conditions of Employment - optional

MySuccess - Employer vs Staff/Faculty Username Creation

MySuccess - How to Create & Edit a Job Posting

MySuccess - How to View & Download Job Posting Applicants

Student Eligibility

Request to Hire (RTF)

Instructions for Completing the Employee Information Form (EIF) 

Human Resources - Other Hiring Forms

Timecard Approval Instructions

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.