Work Study Program

Work Study Program

The Work Study program offers part-time, paid on-campus employment to eligible undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Toronto. The program provides students with an opportunity to earn money while learning, developing workplace knowledge and skills, and exploring how their academic studies translate to career possibilities.

  • More than 5,000 students participate in the Work Study program every year
  • Positions are available at all three campuses
  • All Work Study positions are Co-Curricular Record (CCR) recognized 


  • Earn money while completing your studies 
  • Gain meaningful work experience where you will set goals, identify knowledge gaps, and develop the skills you will need for your future career
  • Acquire valuable transferrable skills 
  • Be a contributing member of the University of Toronto  
  • Expand your network 

Examples of Student Jobs

  • Advancement Clerk 
  • Finance Assistant  
  • UTSC Farm Indigenous Garden Assistant 
  • Marketing, Communications & Web Assistant 
  • Digital Research Assistant 
  • Climate Justice Research & Writing 
  • Plant Scientist 
  • Publications Research Assistant 

Work Study Program Overview

The Work Study program is offered twice a year:  

  • Fall-Winter Session (September-March)
  • Summer Session (May-August) 

There are two types of streams: 

Work Experience Stream  

  • This stream supports students in identifying and developing the specific workplace skills and competencies they need to build workplace experience and knowledge.  
  • These positions are supervised by staff, faculty or librarians.  
  • They include opportunities to explore and reflect on how academic studies are connected to workplace competencies and how the Work Study experience translates to career possibilities.   

Research Experience Stream 

  • This stream supports students in locating and participating in faculty-led research opportunities.  
  • These positions give students a chance to undertake or support a research project under the direction of a faculty member.  
  • They involve applying foundational methodologies and/or theories within a research field. 


There is no application into the program per se (students apply to Work Study positions through CLNx but only if you meet the eligibility requirements).