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Who is eligible

Acceptance to the Work Study program is based primarily on financial need. In order to be considered, students must have applied for and be receiving the maximum government aid for which they are eligible. (In the case of Indigenous students, Band Council funding is an acceptable replacement for government aid.) Students may then apply for Work Study if they are:

  • registered full-time in a degree program
  • in satisfactory academic standing
  • demonstrate financial need

Special, Visiting, Qualifying, Non-thesis extension (less than 12 credits), Continuing Education, Diploma and Certificate students are not eligible. Part-time students are not eligible unless deemed full-time by government aid guidelines (e.g., recognized disability, some students who are parents, etc.).


How it works

When accepted to participate in the Work Study program, students are able to apply for Work Study jobs which are listed on the job postings page. Students apply directly to employers for the jobs and get paid by employers for their work. The employers who participate in the Work Study program receive wage subsidies from the following funding sources managed by the Scholarships and Student Aid Office:

  • University Budget
  • Ministère de l’Éducation
  • AUS (Arts Undergraduate Students who contribute to the Arts Students Employment Fund)
  • SUS (Science Undergraduate Students who contribute to the McGill Science 21st Century Career Centre Fund)
  • McGill Alumni Association (Alma Mater Fund)

For all questions regarding the Work Study Program, please contact us.