McMaster Work Programs

  • Application Details

  • Fall/Winter
    Work Program
  • Summer
    Work Program
  • Employer
    Information

Application Details

Work programs provide part-time and full-time on-campus employment opportunities for currently enrolled students who demonstrate financial need. These programs are designed to provide financial aid to students through provision of on-campus employment.

Funding for the Fall/Winter Work Program and the Summer Work Program is provided by McMaster University. The university has committed a portion of its operating revenues (including income from student tuition) toward the creation of meaningful employment opportunities for our students.

McWork

  • Provides a way to supplement your income while you are studying or during the summer
  • Allows for flexible scheduling in order to make your academics your first priority
  • Is located where you are - on campus, therefore; there are no additional work related costs in time or money
  • Presents you with the opportunity to build a relationship with your University
  • Offers you the ability to develop work-related skills and habits
  • Looks great on your resume

  

OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE

  • Research Assistant
  • Daycare Assistant
  • Library Support
  • Website Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Media Library Clerk
  • Personal Trainer/Fitness Leader

* McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The Fall/Winter Work Program

The Fall/Winter Work-Study Program is available to current, enrolled students who have applied for OSAP for the fall/winter study period.  The work program application is available online via the Mosaic Student Center: August 1 - February 28.


Students from the following programs of study are welcome to apply:

  • Full-time and part-time undergraduate programs
  • Graduate programs
  • MBA
  • School of Medicine
  • Mohawk Nursing Consortium Program
  • Students in any of these programs who are from outside of Ontario are eligible to apply
    • Student must apply for their province’s student aid program
    • Student will be directed to complete a paper work-study application via Mosaic

The Fall/Winter Work-Study Program assists students who demonstrate financial need to meet exceptional costs, often unexpected, and not recognized under OSAP. It also helps students who lack the resources expected under OSAP criteria or, whose assessed need under OSAP is not met because of loan maximums or, who do not wish to borrow further due to high debt load.

To be considered for the Fall/Winter Work Program you must:

  • Submit an online application through the Mosaic Student Center.
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or 'Protected Person'
  • Be a resident of Ontario in accordance with MTCU guidelines (having lived in Ontario for 12 consecutive months prior to beginning full-time post-secondary studies)
  • Consistently maintain at least 60% of a full course load each term in a degree program during the work-study period at McMaster (40% for students with disabilities)
  • Have a processed OSAP or another provincial government student aid application in the current fall/winter study period on file. You do not need to be a recipient but you must apply!
  • Be an enrolled student in one of the programs of study listed above

The Summer Work Program

The Summer Program is available to students who are returning to McMaster in the fall term to continue their program of study. The summer work program application is available online via the Mosaic Student Center from March 23 to July 31.
Students from the following programs of study are welcome to apply:

  • Full-time undergraduate programs
  • School of Medicine
  • Physician Assistant
  • Mohawk Nursing Consortium Program
    • International Students in level 3 or higher in any of these programs
    • Students in any of these programs who are from outside of Ontario are eligible to apply
    • Non-OSAP students will be directed to complete a needs profile as part of their online aid application via the Mosaic Student Center (if an approved reason for not applying to OSAP is met).

The Summer Work Program helps students who demonstrate financial need to meet education costs not recognized under regular federal and provincial programs. It is intended to assist students who lack resources relative to their assessed need and/or who do not wish to borrow further due to high debt load.


To be considered for the Summer Work Program you must:

  1. Apply online via the Mosaic Student Center
  2. Be enrolled full-time, in one of the above programs, for the current academic year  OR 

    Be enrolled part-time, as a student with a permanent disability, in one of the above programs for the current academic year

  3. NOT be eligible to graduate at either the Spring or Fall Convocations of the current year
  4. Be returning to McMaster in the next fall term in one of the above programs
  5. Demonstrate financial need by either receiving government student aid (ie. OSAP) during the previous fall/winter terms or by submitting a needs profile via Mosaic (if an approved reason for not applying to OSAP is met)

WORK PROGRAM Information for EMPLOYERS

The Summer Work Program helps campus employers by subsidizing wages to students for full-time or part-time jobs between May 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015. To access this funding, please create your job opening on Mosaic by FEBRUARY 15, 2015. Applications received after this deadline will be placed on a wait list.

Things to know

  • Employers must pay at least the Ontario minimum wage which is $11/hour
  • The Summer Work Program will subsidize $4.00/hour up to a maximum of 40 hours/week
  • Students will begin to see job postings and contact employers starting MARCH 23, 2015

How to Apply

All spring/summer work program funding requests and job postings will be completed by the employer by FEBRUARY 15, 2015 via the Mosaic Human Resources portal.  Please find below the instructions for how to create a job opening.  If you require additional assistance, SFAS in collaboration with HR will be holding drop-in training labs to assist employers with the new process.  The dates for the two training labs will be posted to the staff and faculty Mosaic portals soon. 

SIGN IN

  • Go to Mosaic
  • From the Main Menu, click on Human Resources – Recruiting – Create Job Opening

PRIMARY JOB OPENING INFORMATION

  • JOB FAMILY is INTERM
  • A POSITION NUMBER is required prior to starting the online posting
  • JOB CODE is 000993 for the work program
  • JOB POSTING TITLE: Create a specific title as all postings on the job board will be work program positions

Click JOB OPENING tab – RECRUITMENT DETAILS

  • OPENINGS TO FILL REQUIRED: Limited number of openings
  • TARGET OPENINGS: Complete with the number of work program positions required by your department that will be funded by the funding source that will be indicated on this job opening
  • AVAILABLE OPENINGS: Initially matches the Target Openings field.  As applicants are hired, the system adjusts the number of available openings
  • The CONTRACT START DATE: MUST be on or after May 1, 2015.  Funding will not be granted to employers for hours completed prior to this date
  • The CONTRACT END DATE: MUST be on or before August 31, 2015.  Funding will not be granted for hours completed after this date
  • EMPLOYEE CLASS is STU
  • ESTIMATED WEEKLY HOURS: As required, up to 40 hours per week/position
  • REQUEST FOR WAIVER:  Employers can check this box so that the job opening is not posted
  • FUNDING SOURCE & FRINGE BENEFITS:  Complete with the appropriate chartfields

Click JOB POSTING tab – POSTING INFORMATION
There are four tabs within this section.  All must be completed

  • POSITION TITLE: Enter the job posting title into the text box
  • JOB DESCRIPTION: Enter description including hourly wage into text box
  • DESTINATION:  McMaster Work Study Postings
  • POSTING TYPE: Internal Posting
  • RELATIVE OPEN DATE: Complete only if job opening is being created after March 23rd
  • POST DATE:  March 23, 2015.  If job opening is created after March 23rd, select UPON APPROVAL
  • REMOVE DATE:  No later than July 31, 2015
  • CLICK ‘OK’ to finish tab

Click JOB POSTING tab - RECRUITMENT TEAM tab

  • Enter the PRIMARY RECRUITER as JILL DAVREN    (Click look-up icon to search)
  • Enter the SECONDARY RECRUITER as Anita Knight
  • The THIRD RECRUITER is your HR Representative    (Click look-up icon to search)
  • Enter HIRING MANAGER    (Click look-up icon to search)
  • SAVE & SUBMIT

Work program positions must meet the following criteria:

  • Be situated on or near a McMaster site
  • Consist of duties that would otherwise not be completed
  • Not replace or subsidize existing positions
  • Not conflict with any existing collective agreements

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