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For Invigilators

Become an invigilator

The application to apply for exam supervision work for the December 2022 session will be available in October. To apply you must fill in an application on WorkDay

Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Invigilator and the Exam Deputy, the primary responsibility of invigilators is to supervise exams, enforce the University Exam Regulations, and provide an environment which will allow each student to perform to the best of their abilities on their exam. Invigilators are expected to ensure that there are no distractions or disruptions in the area where students are writing their exams. Invigilators must pay constant attention to students under their surveillance, to ensure that cheating does not take place. Invigilators are responsible and accountable for all exams and exam materials in their possession.

To invigilate, or to sign up for training with Student Accessibility & Achievement, visit their website for more information.

Final exams are normally held on weekdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (no evening exams on Fridays).

Rules and Regulations

  • Invigilators start work 45 minutes before the official starting time of the exam and are paid $13.88 per hour for 4.25 hours.
  • Invigilators are governed by their collective agreement (AGESM).
  • All invigilators are required to attend a paid training session prior to the examination period.
  • Invigilators must complete the staff version of "It Takes All of Us" prior to the start of their first shift. This is a mandatory online learning program that aims to increase awareness about sexual violence and its prevention. Invigilators will be compensated one (1) paid hour for its full completion.
  • We reserve the right to verify the accuracy of the application and to request an interview.
  • Applications shall not be considered in situations of potential personal or academic conflict of interest (e.g. undergraduate students may not invigilate undergraduate exams).
  • Once hired, invigilators will receive detailed procedural information and invigilation guidelines.

Requirements to Apply

  • At a minimum, have a high school leaving certificate
  • Have experience working in a university or school setting
  • Speak fluent English; French is an asset
  • Be present at all of your shift(s) assigned to you based on your stated availability
  • Be punctual for your shift(s)
  • Hold a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)

NOTE: Having a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a condition of employment. If you are an international student, you must hold a valid immigration document allowing you to be employed by McGill University.

Apply to become an invigilator

The application to apply for exam supervision work for the April 2023 exam session is now closed.

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