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).

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 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 or be receiving Student Financial Aid from your province
  • Must complete a 1 hour paid mandatory online work study training module
  • Must apply for eligibility via the MySuccess portal each fall/winter session
  • Students in a co-op work term or holding a current NSERC-USRA award are ineligible for LUWSP positions during that period
  • Should a student resign from their work study position, they cannot be hired in another work study position.

How to Apply

Eligibility Application:

If you meet the requirements above, apply for eligibility by completing the Fall/Winter Work Study Eligibility Application. 

To apply, login to mySuccess.lakeheadu.ca using your myInfo login credentials.

From the Dashboard Messages, scroll down until you find FORMS> SUBMIT FORM: 2021/22 LUWSP- Fall/Winter Work Study Eligibility Application.

Apply early to ensure that you are considered for the position you want. Please check your form status on the MySuccess portal DASHBOARD> My Forms tab > VIEW. Only eligible students will be contacted by email.

Important Dates/Deadlines

  • August 1 – October 15 annually: Eligibility Application opens
  • August 16: Work Study jobs available to view and apply for
  • October 22: Last day to be hired
  • Work Term: August 29, 2021 – March 12, 2022

Additional Information & Resources

What can I earn?

The LUWSP-FW pays approximately $2,000 for the fall/winter session. This is based on a minimum of 190 hours worked from September – March (approx. 10 hours per week). Hourly wages vary depending on the employer and type of work being done.

OSAP students: You can earn up to $5,600 per term (from all income sources) without your OSAP entitlement being affected.

Can I hold multiple work study positions?

No, multiple work study positions are not allowed; however, you can hold another job that is not a work study job.

When should I apply for eligibility on the MySuccess portal?

Apply early! It takes 3-5 business days for your application to be reviewed (longer in high volume). To better your chances of being hired, provide potential employers with your Confirmation of Eligibility & Hiring Form when you apply or at the time of your interview. The portal is open from August 1 – October 15 annually.

How do I know if my Eligibility Application has been approved?

It will take 3-5 business days to be reviewed or longer in high volume times. Check your form status on the MySuccess portal DASHBOARD> My Forms tab > VIEW. Only eligible students will be contacted by email.

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 a work study position?

No, it does not guarantee you will receive a job offer. You will need to apply for work study positions and compete like you would for any other job opportunity. 

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! 

 

Resources:

Becoming Money Wi$e - Understanding and Managing Your Finances Wisely

Student Success Centre Career Zone – Resources & Tools

MyTimecard- Instructions for Employees

MyTimecard – Frequently Asked Questions

2021 Part-Time Pay Schedule & Deadlines

My Late Timecard