McMaster Work Programs

The Basics

 What is the McMaster Work Program?

The McMaster Work Program offers students, who demonstrate financial need, the opportunity for meaningful employment on campus.

 What types of positions are available?

  • Part-time positions in the fall/winter terms
  • Full-time and part-time positions in the summer term
  • Students may only accept one work program position at a time
  • Check the Job Board under Career Opportunities on the Mosaic portal

Work Program FAQs


How to Apply

Step-by-step instructions are available under ‘McMaster Aid’

  • Apply for the Fall/Winter Work Program and the Summer Work Program separately
  • Work Program approvals are sent to the student’s ‘To-Do List’ in Mosaic
  • Approval for OSAP-eligible students normally takes less than 30 minutes!

When do I apply?

  • The 2018/19 Fall/Winter Work Program application is open in Mosaic
  • Open application dates and deadlines can be found under ‘Important Dates’
  • Applications or supporting documentation submitted after the deadline will not be considered

Ineligible for Work Programs

Students who are:

  • Not returning in the following fall/winter term (e.g. graduating students)
  • OSAP recipients not entitled to at least $1 of student loan OR non-OSAP students who do not demonstrate financial need on their online aid application need profile
  • Non-OSAP students and not enrolled in one of the eligible student groups
  • International students in their first year of studies are not eligible for the Fall/Winter Work Program
  • Continuing education (CCE) students
  • Not enrolled in a full-time course load (at least 9 units in fall or winter term)
  • Graduate students are not eligible for the Summer Work Program

Student Commitment

  • Apply for work program positions once approved to participate
  • Notify SFAS of any changes in financial status, income or enrolment
  • Report all work program income to OSAP
  • Remain enrolled in fall/winter terms to maintain work program eligibility
  • Maintain satisfactory work performance and attendance
  • Accept only one work program position at a time
  • Adhere to all McMaster employment standards

 

What’s New!

Part-time OSAP: Funding certificates for OSAP for Part-Time Students will be available at the SFAS office (Gilmour Hall, 120) this week. Watch for a notification in your Mosaic to-do list. Starting this fall, part-time OSAP funding will automatically be redirected to McMaster to pay tuition and fees. Learn more about part-time OSAP


OSAP confirmations of enrolment: The OSAP confirmation of enrolment process is ongoing. OSAP funding will be released within 5-7 business days of your confirmation of enrolment. Watch your McMaster email and OSAP Message Centre for notifications. See when you’ve received your funding in your Mosaic Student Center.


Important OSAP change: Starting this fall, all OSAP funding will automatically be sent to McMaster to pay tuition and student fees. Funding left over after covering tuition/fees will be deposited into students’ bank accounts. Learn more on how to track your funding.


 

 

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