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Work/Study Program

The Work/Study program provides on-campus part-time job opportunities for eligible full-time students. These jobs are mostly available during the Fall/Winter session, although a limited number of jobs are also available in the Summer session to students who will be continuing their studies in the following Fall/Winter session or are enrolled in Summer courses. Various administrative and Faculty departments participate in this program so there is a broad range of jobs from which to choose. Students who are awarded a Work/Study position cannot hold another Work/Study, RAY, CLAY or YES position concurrently.


You may be eligible for the Work/Study program if you meet all of the following criteria:

Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person.

  • An undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory academic progress (i.e. you are not on academic warning/probation).
  • Have not defaulted on previous student loans or other government bursary programs.
  • Fall/Winter (September to April): full-time in both the Fall and Winter terms – i.e. at least 60 per cent of a full course load (nine credits) in each term or at least 40 per cent (six credits) in each term for students with a permanent disability.
  • Summer (May to August): student must be registered full-time in at least 60 per cent of a full course load (40 per cent of a full course load for students with a permanent disability) or registered as a full-time student in the winter term and returning to full-time studies in September.

Salary Rate

Hourly rates can vary with the nature of the job, the scope of responsibilities and your work experience. The rate of pay will be indicated on the job posting and/or you will be advised by the employer during the interview.

Details are available for each job posting on the Career Centre Web site.

Benefits and Opportunities

The Work/Study program helps you meet your expenses during the academic year, and offers you valuable life and work experience with flexible hours that work around your academics. It also provides work experience in your area of study, as a number of jobs are program related.

Here are some examples of past Work/Study positions:

  • ITS Assistant
  • Lifeguard or Swim Instructor
  • Student Ambassador
  • Art Gallery Assistant
  • Library Assistant
  • Student Financial Services Assistant
  • Academic Services Assistant
  • GoSafe Officer
  • Housing Night Porter

How to Apply

Where Can I Find Job Postings?

Jobs will be available for viewing and are posted on the York Career Centre Website and the Glendon Career Centre Website. Once registered, select Job Postings, then select what campus employment program you are interested in. For example, if you want to find Work/Study positions, follow these easy steps:

  • Click the “Job Postings” button at the top.
  • Choose “RAY, Work/Study, or YES” in the “Position Type” drop-down menu.
  • Click “Search”.
  • Instructions for applying for RAY, Work/Study, or YES positions are found in the top right corner of the job description, in the box labeled “Application Status” or “How to Apply”.
  • For information about a specific posting, please contact the person shown on the relevant posting.

How Do I Know If I Am Eligible For The Program(S)?

  • Undergraduate students must begin by completing the online Student Financial Profile (SFP) which will determine your eligibility.
  • The employer will advise you of your eligibility during the interview process.

Who Decides Whether I Will Be Hired?

  • The employer will decide whether you are the appropriate individual for the position, based on your eligibility and relevant qualifications.