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Work-study program

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 $15.25 and $17.25 per hour.


To qualify for work-study authorization, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • 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
  • Not currently doing a paid internship like Co-op

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

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


Applying to the work-study program

Application period – 2023-2024

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 work-study authorization open on March 1. The deadline to apply is March 30. Job postings go up on April 1.

How to apply

Work-study authorization is required for employers to know you have met the eligibility requirements for the program.

Follow these steps to apply for  work-study authorization:

  1. Click on “My Student Centre” In the middle of the page, under Finances/Financial Aid, click on “Apply for Bursaries or Scholarships” 
  2. Choose “Concordia Aid Year 2024” 
  3. Choose Aid Declaration
  4. Complete and submit the online application of the work-study program available under your Awards Applications.

Please note that approval to participate in the program does not guarantee your employment. A new work-study authorization is required each academic year.

Our approval process

  • Approvals for participation in the program are issued by e-mail within ten business days of receiving a completed application and no later than the term's job posting date.
  • 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.
  • Approval is conditionally granted for the entire academic year in the term where 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. 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.


Applying for work-study jobs

Once you have received your Work-study approval, you can begin searching for available positions and submit your applications.

  • 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 interviews. 
  • Bring your Work-study approval to the interview.
  • If hired under the Work-study program, your employer will negotiate your salary and arrange for payment directly with you. 

Your employer will let us know that they hired you and filled the position.

Maintaining eligibility requirements

  • You must maintain all the program eligibility requirements throughout the entire period of your Work-study position. 
  • Each semester, eligibility is verified. Ineligible students will not be able to participate in the program.  

If circumstances have changed, please let us know as soon as possible by sending us an e-mail:

All Work-study positions are Casual appointments as defined in the Human Resources Introduction and Definitions Policy HR1 (PDF).

Work-study job listings

Prospective employers

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