Fall/Winter Work Study
Opens Aug 1 for 2017-18. 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.
- 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:
- OSAP funding with unmet need through OSAP
- If not an Ontario resident, have applied to their provincial loan system and are receiving funding
- 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.
Summer Work Study Program
Applications for Summer 2018 will be accepted from Feb. 5th - March 9th, 2018
Purpose and Scope
The Summer Work Study Program is designed to give OSAP students the opportunity to work full time at King's University College between academic years. Students will work 7.5 hours per day, during which they will receive a half hour unpaid lunch and 2 paid 15 minute breaks. Most students choose to take these together to give themselves an hour lunch, which can be discussed with your supervisor. The student will work 35 hours per week at a pay rate of $12.00/hour which includes 4% vacation pay.
Students are entitled to a 30 minute unpaid break when working more than 5 hours, per the Employee Standards Act.
- Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. If you are an International student, please click here.
- Must have been a full time undergraduate student (min 60% course load or 40% if you have a permanent disability) at King's in the previous academic year.
- Must be returning to King's as a full time undergraduate student (min 60% course load or 40% if you have a permanent disability) in the upcoming year.
- Must have achieved a minimum of 60% average in the previous academic year.
- Must have been an OSAP recipient in the previous academic year and expect to be an OSAP recipient in the upcoming year.
- Must be available to work from May to August, regular working hours, per job descriptions.
How to Apply
- Submit a resume and cover letter to Student Financial Services at King's (W144) for each of the jobs you wish to be considered for. Please ensure that the job number, along with your student number, are listed at the top right hand corner of each page.
- Job listings available here once program opens
- Supervisors will contact those students they wish to interview (please allow 4 -5 weeks from application deadline).
- Once hired, your supervisor will complete a contract with you. The completed contract needs to be submitted to Student Financial Services for processing.
- When you drop off the completed contract to Student Financial Services we will assist you in getting all the appropriate documentation in order (ie. Tax Forms, bank information and copy of your Social Insurance Card).
- The first day students are able to begin working is May 1, 2018
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.
If you have any questions please contact Student Financial Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-433-3491 ext.4319.