“Nurturing Growth: University of Manitoba’s Work-Study Program in Canada”

University of Manitoba's Work-Study Program in Canada

The Work-Study program offers part-time, on-campus employment for students with financial needs during the school year. Apply to the program to gain valuable work experience and skills related to your field right on campus.

Important dates

  • Apply for student loans as early as this date to avoid delays
  • Work-study program re-opens for applications
  • Aug. 15, 2023 –
    Sep. 14, 2023
    Sign up for and attend a Work-Study orientation session (mandatory for new Work-Study students)
  • 12:00 p.m. (noon) | Deadline to apply for Work-Study program
  • 12:00 p.m. (noon) | Deadline to submit application packages for Work-Study jobs
  • Work-Study will release all applications to employers
  • End date for all work-study positions

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the work-study program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have proof of a 2023-2024 government student aid package of at least $2,000; or, proof of 2023-2024 Indigenous band sponsorship, Metis Nation post-secondary funding, or disability funding. If you are delayed in receiving your funding, please email Work-Study so we can determine a plan for your situation. (Note: Past government aid does not count; personal bank loans such as lines of credit and/or educational loans and registered educational saving plans are not considered with this program.)
  • Be registered at the University of Manitoba as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in both terms (Fall 2023 and Winter 2024). Students must have a minimum 60% course load (i.e., 9 credit hours per term for undergraduate students). If you are a Graduate student, please contact us so we can determine your validity case-by-case.
  • Have achieved a satisfactory academic standing with a minimum 2.0 institutional grade point average in their previous academic session (not applicable for new UM students)
  • Be residing in Manitoba throughout the Work-Study employment term

International students are not eligible unless they have proof of a government student loan or aid package for the 2023-2024 school year from their home country. Private/educational bank loans are not considered; no exceptions will be made. Proof of government funding must be attached to the student application or will be considered ineligible.

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