Opens Aug 1 - Students are considered on a first come, first serve basis.

Purpose and Scope

The Work Study program offers students the opportunity to work flexible hours on campus in jobs that accommodate their schedules. The main objective of the Work Study program is to provide a regular source of income to students in financial need, lessening their overall debt load. The program also offers students valuable job training and experience that will contribute to their skill-set for their eventual entrance into the workforce.  Financial need is determined in a manner similar to the Canada and Ontario Student Loans Assessment.  It involves assessing a student's program costs and living costs in comparison to the resources available to them.

Students are able to work up to 15 hours per week, up to a maximum of 165 hours or $2,250.00 (whichever maximum they reach first). Students are entitled to a 30 minute unpaid break when working more than 5 hours, per the Employee Standards Act.

To be considered for the work study program students must meet the following eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. 
  • Must be registered at King's University College as an undergraduate student in a minimum 60% course load (40% course load for students with disabilities). King’s students are not eligible for positions at main campus for fall/winter academic term. 
  • Must demonstrate financial need in one of the following ways: 
    1. OSAP funding with unmet need through OSAP 
    2. If not an Ontario resident, have applied to their provincial loan system and are receiving funding 
    3. If not eligible for the items above, have other educational debt. For example, a balance on a student line of credit 
  • Must maintain a minimum of a C average. 

How to Apply

1. Submit your application starting August 1.

  • Download and print the application here.
  • Complete the application and submit it, with required documentation, to the King’s Student Financial Services Office in Wemple Hall (Room W144).
  • You will receive notice by e-mail if you meet all the requirements of the program.  Please note:  Due to the high volumes in the Student Financial Services Office, it may take 3 or 4 weeks to process your application.

2. Find a job

  • Jobs are posted on the King’s Employment Opportunities page.  After your application is approved you will be given a username and password to access the site and choose a position.
  • You will have to apply for available positions and arrange an interview.
  • If you do not obtain a position, and submit a completed contract within two weeks, your application will be cancelled and your funds will be allocated to another student.

3. Arrange your contract

  • If you are offered a position, you must present your supervisor with your contract and have him/her sign it.
  • Once the contract is completed by both you and your supervisor, bring the following to Student Financial Services BEFORE you begin working:
    • Your signed, completed contract
    • Completed tax forms which will be sent to you by email
    • A void cheque for your mandatory direct deposit payroll.
    • Your Social Insurance Card

4. Start Work

  • Before you can begin working you must have completed the previous steps.
  • You must advise Student Financial Services, in writing, of any changes to your course load and/or financial situation.
  • Time sheets must be submitted every Monday by noon, by your supervisor, to the Student Financial Services Office, to avoid lapses in your payroll deposit.

Policy Information

Students working under the Ontario Work Study Plan are classified as part-time employees of King’s University College and will receive a T-4 slip. These positions carry with them all the responsibilities associated with any employee/employer relationship. Therefore, it is essential that you:

  • Establish a clear understanding of the hours and days to be worked along with a mutual understanding of your duties and responsibilities.
  • Notify your supervisor of any changes to your agreed hours of employment.
  • Provide your supervisor with hours worked on a weekly basis.
  • Notify the Student Financial Services Office if you withdraw from the program, in order to make your remaining funds available to other students.

King's University College is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of ethnicity, race, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 

King's University College is committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all and seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to the College's employment opportunities.  

If you have any questions please contact Student Financial Services at studentfinance@kings.uwo.ca or 519-433-3491 ext.4319.