Lakehead University Work Study Program (LUWSP) Spring/Summer

The LUWSP (Spring/Summer) is an opportunity for departments and faculties to provide eligible undergraduate students, full-time work (30 hours/week minimum) during the spring/summer terms 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 covered by the employer during the terms. The subsidy will be provided to eligible employers once the position has been reconciled in late October. For more information on the subsidy and Cost to Employ a Student, please review the Additional Information & Resources section below. 

How To Request A Job:

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

The application 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: 

  • Month of February: Portal open to employers to submit a work study application (deadline extended if positions available)
  • March 1 annually: Job postings live on portal in the afternoon
  • March 1 – June 30: Portal open to students to apply for eligibility for work study for the spring/summer
  • June 30: Deadline to hire a student for a spring/summer work study position (paperwork to HR)
  • Work Term: April 21, 2024 – August 24, 2024 (18 weeks)

Additional Information & Resources:

All proposed positions submitted by the last day in February 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 their eligibility was approved on the Confirmation of Eligibility and Hiring Form.

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

Employer Workflow

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)

Human Resource Forms - includes instructions for completing the Employee Information Form (EIF)

Payroll Forms - includes tax forms

Timecard Approval Instructions

Pay Schedule - Part-Time bi-weekly hourly (non-union 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.