Next steps

Accepted—now what?

  1. Consult the online job postings. Each posting will indicate the duration of the position, the number of hours of work per week, the rate of pay, a short job description and the skills required. Work Study positions are located on campus or in surrounding facilities and are designed to fit around your academic schedule.
  2. To apply for positions that interest you, contact the individual listed on the job posting. Be prepared to provide information about your work experience at the interview; a current resume makes a good impression!
  3. The employer will be able to verify that you have been accepted into the Work Study program by consulting the accepted/refused student list.
  4. If hired, the employer must complete a Work Study Job Assignment Form.pdf with you. The employer must give you a copy of the form and then fax, email or mail a hard copy to the Scholarships and Student Aid Office so that you can be matched to the position.

Getting hired

Congratulations! The employer has decided that you are the right candidate for the job. You and the employer should decide together on a work schedule that you can maintain during your studies—more than 15 hours of work per week is not recommended for full-time students.

YOU are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that you have been approved for Work Study by consulting the accepted/refused student list prior to attending a job interview for a Work Study position.
  • Maintaining satisfactory academic standing.
  • Maintaining full-time status in a degree program.
    • If you no longer meet the eligibility requirements for Work Study during the academic year (i.e., you drop to part-time status, withdraw from the University, or finish your degree program), your Work Study authorization will be rescinded.
  • Obtaining a Canadian Social Insurance Number.

International students should refer to the International Student Services Office website for important information on work opportunities, SIN cards, employment contracts, etc.

YOUR EMPLOYER is responsible for:

  • Forwarding a copy of the completed Work Study job assignment form to the Scholarships and Student Aid Office.
  • Following all Work Study employment procedures.
  • Ensuring you are suitably trained and supervised.
  • Placing you on payroll (a Canadian Social Insurance Number is required).
  • Ensuring you are paid every two weeks.

Refused—now what?

You can send an email to Work Study if your circumstances have changed or if you have additional information that you would like us to consider.


McGill’s Career Planning Service (CaPS) can help you with your resume. For more information about their CV review drop-in schedule, visit CaPS.