Work Study Program (LUWSP)

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 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

  1. Eligibility Application: To apply, you will find the Eligibility Application through the mySuccess.lakeheadu.ca portal. The application will be open between August 16 and October 25 annually. Login using your myInfo login information, then select "Jobs" --> "On Campus Work Study" --> "Eligibility Application" to apply. Apply early to ensure that you get consideration for the position you want. You will receive an email within 3-5 business days regarding your eligibility to apply for the LUWSP positions..
  2. Mandatory Training: The LUWSP has a mandatory training program that all student workers must attend in order to be eligible for the pay subsidy. At this time, it is a one-time training session. If you have completed the training before, you do not have to do it again. Failure to complete the training will deem you ineligible for the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much can I earn?

  • The LUWSP pays up to a maximum of $2,000 for the fall/winter session. This is based on a minimum of 184 hours worked from September – March. 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.
  • Work Term: September 2, 2018 to March 16, 2019

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) and 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 apply each year for eligibility via the MySuccess portal
  • Must attend the mandatory Student Worker Training & Orientation Workshop hosted by Student Awards & Financial Aid and the Student Success Centre.

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 position (not after).

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 the position 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?

  • Student ambassador
  • Computing and network technician
  • Marketing assistant
  • Assistant Researcher
  • University mascot
  • Lab technician
  • Information officer
  • Administrative officer
  • Student Central Greeter and MORE!