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Work up to 20 hours a week, to a maximum of 200 hours per term. 

Subsidized by Concordia University and Quebec's Ministère de l’Éducation et Enseignement supérieure, you'll earn between $14.25 and $16.25 per hour.

With the return of many on-campus activities, most Work-Study jobs will be in person.


To qualify for Work-Study authorization, you will need to meet certain critieria. 

You must be: 

  • Enrolled in a degree program (Bachelor's, Master's or PhD.)
  • Studying full-time (as defined in the Undergraduate Calendar or the Graduate Calendar) in fall or winter terms, or registered for six credits or more in an undergraduate degree program in the summer term
  • Making satisfactory academic progress, with a grade point average more than 2.0
  • Receiving government student aid for the current academic year, if you are a Canadian student* OR
  • Paying the full international tuition rate and experiencing an exceptional financial difficulty as an international student after your first year of studies

*You may qualify for conditional work study authorization if you have applied for government student aid.

Please remember that approval to participate in the Work-Study program does not guarantee your employment.

How to apply

You will need to obtain Work-Study authorization before you can look for a Work-Study job. You must renew your authorization each academic year. 

2022-2023 key dates

Fall term: applications for the Work-Study Authorization open on June 15. The deadline to apply is July 15. Job postings go up on August 1.

Winter term: applications for the Work-Study Authorization open on October 15. The deadline to apply is November 15. Job postings go up on December 1.

Summer term: applications for the Work-Study Authorization open on June 15. The deadline to apply is November 15. Job postings go up on December 1.

Follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Student Centre
  2. In the middle of the page, under Finances/Financial Aid, click on “Apply for Bursaries or Scholarships”
  3. Choose “Concordia Aid Year 2023”
  4. Choose Aid Declaration
  5. After you complete your Aid Declaration, the online application of the Work-Study program will be available to you under Awards Applications. Please complete and submit.
  6. Approvals for participation in the program are issued by e-mail within 10 business days of receiving a completed application and no later than the job posting date of the term.
  7. Approvals are issued in three categories: Quebec (Q), Rest of Canada (C) and International (I).  Please remember which category you have been approved for as you will need to apply for positions in the same approval category.
  8. Approval is conditionally granted for the entire academic year in the term that all the eligibility requirements are met. All eligibility criteria must be maintained for the full period of approved Work-study participation. Eligibility is verified throughout the term and students who are no longer eligible will not be able to participate. If you have experienced a change in circumstances, please contact the Financial Aid and Awards Office. 

Job postings

Once you receive Work-Study authorization, it’s time to find that job!  Check out the job listings

Please remember to apply only to jobs that match the category of approval you have received – Q, C or I.  Interested employers will contact you directly to set up an interview. Make sure you bring your Work-Study authorization with you.

If you are hired under the Work-Study program, your employer will negotiate your salary and arrange for payment directly with you.  They will also let the Financial Aid and Awards Office know that you’ve been hired and the position is filled.

All Work-Study positions are Casual appointments as defined in the Human Resources Introduction and Definitions Policy HR1.

Please remember, you must maintain ALL the program eligibility requirements throughout the entire period you are working in a Work-Study position. Eligibility is verified per semester and ineligible students will not be able to participate in the program. If you have experienced a change in circumstances, please advise the Financial Aid and Awards Office as soon as possible.

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