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

The Lakehead University Work Study Program (LUWSP) will help you gain valuable work experience while earning additional funds to help support you and your education. The LUWSP-FW is offered during the academic year (September - March).

Students must work remotely and are not permitted on campus during the fall term (winter term subject to review).

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 through the LUWSP:

  • Valuable professional development opportunities.
  • Jobs vary and you may find a position related to your field of study.
  • Provides 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

  1. Eligibility Application: (Eligibility criteria found below): If you meet the requirements, apply for eligibility. To apply, complete the Work Study Program (LUWSP-FW) Eligibility Application using 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 for eligibility early to ensure that you can uploading your confirmation when you apply 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.
  2. Mandatory Training: All LUWSP approved students must complete a mandatory online training module as part of the eligibility requirements each time hired. Failure to complete the training will deem you ineligible for the program.

Important Dates/Deadlines

  • Eligibility Application Portal: Open August 1 – October 15 annually
  • LUWSP-FW Jobs Available to View: August 17
  • Last Day to be Hired: October 23
  • Work Term: August 31, 2020 – March 13, 2021

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

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 term for eligibility via the MySuccess portal

Can I be approved for a position and then apply for Work Study?

No, your eligibility should 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 Eligibility & Hiring 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?

  • Assistant Researcher
  • Lab Technician
  • Student Ambassador or Tour Guide
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Information Officer
  • Administrative Officer
  • Student Central Greeter and MORE!