The Work Study Program allows you to gain valuable, on-campus work experience during the academic year.
The Lakehead University Work Study Program (LUWSP) is a program offered by Lakehead University to help you gain valuable work experience while earning additional funds to help support you with funding your education. The LUWSP-FW is offered during the academic year (September - March).
Benefits of the Work Study Program
As a LUWSP student, you are an important part of the university community. Not only are you a student, but a valuable employee! The following are some additional benefits of working on-campus through the LUWSP:
- 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.
- Provides you with valuable life and work experience.
- Flexible hours that work around your school schedule.
- Additional funding to ensure you can fully fund your educational expenses.
Eligibility for Work Study Positions
- Eligibility Application: (Eligibility criteria found below): If you meet the requirements, apply for eligibility. To apply, you will find the Eligibility Application through the mySuccess.lakeheadu.ca portal. The application is open from August 1 - October 15 annually. To apply, login using your myInfo login information, then from the Dashboard select Job Bank & Volunteer Postings > Work Study Program (LUWSP-FW) > Eligibility Application. Apply early to ensure that you are considered for the position you want. You will receive an email within 3-5 business days regarding your eligibility to apply for the LUWSP-FW job positions.
- Mandatory Training: All LUWSP approved students must attend a paid mandatory training workshop as part of the eligibility requirements each time hired. Failure to complete the training will deem you ineligible for the program.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much can I earn?
- The LUWSP-FW pays up to a maximum of $2,000 for the fall/winter session. This is based on a minimum of 190 hours worked from September – March. Hourly wages vary depending on the employer and type of work being done but usually it is less than 10 hours per week.
- OSAP students: You can earn up to $5,600 per term (from all income sources) without your OSAP entitlement being affected.
- Students can hold one LUWSP-FW position; multiple positions are not allowed
- Work Term: September 1, 2019 to March 14, 2020
What is the eligibility criteria?
- 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 student (fall & winter) registered in a minimum 60% course load (40% course load for students with a permanent disability)
- Must demonstrate financial need and/or be receiving Student Financial Aid from your province
- Must attend the mandatory Student Worker Training & Orientation Workshop hosted by Student Awards & Financial Aid and the Student Success Centre.
- Must apply each fall/winter or spring/summer term for eligibility via the MySuccess portal
Can I be approved for a position and then apply for Work Study?
No, your eligibility must be approved before you apply for a LUWSP-FW position.
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 for Work Study Program form attached. This form must be submitted to your employer when applying for a LUWSP-FW job or at the time of your interview.
If I'm eligible for the Work Study Program, does this guarantee me a Work Study position?
No it does not guarantee you will receive employment. You will need to apply for the open positions and compete for them like you would with other job opportunities.
What are examples of past Work Study positions on campus?
- Assistant Researcher
- Lab Technician
- Student Ambassador or Tour Guide
- Marketing Assistant
- Information Officer
- Administrative Officer
- Student Central Greeter and MORE!