programs provide part-time and full-time on-campus employment
opportunities for currently registered students who demonstrate
financial need. These
programs are designed to provide financial aid to students through
provision of on-campus employment.
Provide a way to supplement your income while you are studying
or during the summer
for flexible scheduling in order to make your academics
your first priority
located where you are - on campus, therefore; there
are no additional work related costs in time or money
you with the opportunity to build a relationship with
you the ability to develop work-related skills and habits
great on your resume
Job opportunities include
(but are not limited to):
Media Library Clerk
Personal Trainer/Fitness Leader
HOW TO APPLY ...
1. Find the application through MUGSI by clicking the 'My Financial Aid & Scholarships' link and then select 'Work Program Application Forms'. All application steps must be completed by midnight on the application deadline date.
If automatically approved, review approval form, accept and print. If not automatically approved, submit requested application and supplimentary documentation to SFAS Gilmour Hall, room 120 for processing.
2. Check MUSGI to monitor the status of your work program application.
program job opportunities are currently posted on 'OSCARplus' (Online Student Career And Recruitment)
at Student Success Centre: Career and Employment.
* 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 Ontario Work-Study Program (OWSP)
is available during the fall/winter study
period for current full-time undergraduate, graduate, MBA, School
of Medicine and Mohawk Nursing Consortium students who have
applied for OSAP. Applications
open to students for fall/winter work-study ONLINE
August 1 - February 28.
Ontario Work-Study Program offers part-time jobs to students who
are studying full-time at McMaster in the fall/winter session.
The Ontario 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.
of this plan are shared by the provincial government and McMaster
To be considered
for OWSP you must:
an online application through MUGSI
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
Have a processed OSAP application
in the current fall/winter study period on file. You do
not need to be a recipient but you must apply!
Be a full-time undergraduate,
graduate, MBA, School
of Medicine or Mohawk Nursing Consortium student
in the most recent fall/winter session (not a 'continuing
The McWork Program
The McWork Program
provides full-time and part-time, on-campus summer jobs for
current, eligible undergraduate, School of Medicine or Mohawk
Nursing Consortium students who are returning to McMaster in
the fall to continue in their program. McWork also provides
part-time employment to eligible out-of-province undergraduate,
School of Medicine and part-time students during the fall/winter
study period. Applications
open for summer work ONLINE through MUGSI
March 1 - July 31 and for fall/winter work-study August 1 - February 28.
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.
for McWork 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.
To be considered
for McWork you must:
an online application through MUGSI
Been a McMaster Undergraduate degree, School of Medicine, Mohawk Nursing Consortium or Physicians Assistant student in the most recent fall/winter session (not a 'Continuing' student)
NOT be eligible to graduate at either the Spring or Fall Convocations of the current year
Be returning to McMaster in his/her program in the next fall session
Have applied for OSAP or other government-sponsored loan prams (i.e. StudentAid BC) during the academic year OR can adequately demonstrate financial need
International Student Work Program
The International Student Work Program is available throughout the year
for current full-time undergraduate international students
who demonstrate financial need. Access to the work programs
for international students is available to upper
year students only (3rd year and up). Applications
received from first and second year students will not be considered.
Full-time employment is available during the summer months;
part-time employment is available during the fall/winter study
period.Applications open ONLINE through MUGSI March 1st - July 31st for summer work and August 1st
- February 28th for fall/winter work-study.
To be considered for Fall/Winter work-study you must:
Submit an online application
at least 60% of a full course load each term in an undergraduate
degree program during the work-study period at McMaster
To be considered
for Summer Work you must:
submit an online application
a full-time student in the most recent fall/winter session
not be eligible to graduate
at the Spring convocation nor intend to graduate in
as a full-time undergraduate student to continue your
program in the next fall session
you a potential employer?
McWork and International Student Work Program funding is available
to all departments and research areas, including ancillaries with a University departmental or research account.
Invitations for employer work program proposals are sent out in June
15th for the fall/winter session and January 15th for the summer session
through various e-mail distribution lists. Ensure that your
e-mail address is added to one of these lists:
**firstname.lastname@example.org **email@example.com **firstname.lastname@example.org
- part-time; averaging 8-10 hours per week
- may be full-time up to 40 hours per week
||McMaster employers are responsible for paying a portion of the student employee's wages. Remaining salary is made available through a subsidy from the MTCU and McMaster. This is capped at $750 per term ($1,500/student - September to April). The employer must offer at least the current Ontario minimum wage ($10.25/hr as of March 31, 2010).
employers will receive $4/hr subsidy
and must pay the difference in wages to the student. The employer
must offer at least the current Ontario minimum wage.
|* Proposals are reviewed by the Office of Student
Financial Aid & Scholarships (SFAS) and decisions are forwarded via
e-mail. All approved work program positions are advertised through Student Success Centre: Career and Employment.
| Deadline for Work
|* Employers must provide a detailed
accounting of the work program employment expenditures at the end
of the work program cycle to the
Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. The Office
of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships will transfer
grant funding (either full or partial) to the account specified
on the employer's report.
|Employer Expendure Report
- sent to employers on April 15
- must be returned by April 30
- sent to employers on August 15
- must be returned by September 30
keep the following in mind:
- The position
descriptions used in work program proposals
will be the position descriptions posted by Student Success Centre: Career and Employment. Positions
remain posted until employers notify SFAS that positions have been filled or the selected
employer deadline has passed.
- Employers must
ensure the student qualifies for work program funding (i.e.
has an approved work program form) before hiring (unless you
are prepared to continue the student's employment without
work program support).
- Employers must complete the "Employment
Authorization" section no later than one week after the student's
start date and return to SFAS in GH-120.
- The employer
is required to see the student's Social Insurance Card within
three days of hiring.
- Union agreements
may not be contravened and regular employees may not be displaced
(i.e. the work program job must not be made possible solely
by reducing regular hours or periods of work by existing employees)
- HINT: For summer work, to ensure the best available
pool of students, you should plan to interview
and make offers of employment before exams begin in April.
Many students will be anxious to know if they have summer employment
before they begin exams.
Employer Guidelines and Application:
Funding is allocated on a first-come basis.
Please review the online Employer Guidelines (pdf file) for application instructions, then click on the link below (or copy and paste into your browser) to open the application.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Monitors the allotment of OWSP funding for fall/winter work-study
to McMaster and sets the policies and guidelines to which we
The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships co-ordinates
the process of requesting, approving and advertising jobs for
McMaster employers (via the Student Success Centre: Careers and Employment website). Our office also determines student eligibility
via application forms, tracks student hires and makes work program
funds available to employers for partial reinbursement of the students' payment.
Interviews and hires the student; informs the Office of
Student Financial & Scholarships of hires; ensures the student
receives orientation, safety and job training; ensures the student
understands the terms of employment (pay rate, start and end
dates, performance expectations); ensures the student's pay
reflects the hours worked and enters the student on the MacVIP
System. The employer must also notify the Office of Student
Financial Aid & Scholarships if the student is terminated
or resigns their work program position.
student's completed work approval form (confirmation
that the student has been hired), and/or, the end of
cycle expenditure report is not submitted to the Office of Student
Financial Aid & Scholarships by the deadlines shown above,
the employer risks losing the work program subsidy.
Is expected to understand and meet the terms of employment;
fulfill job requirements; inform the Office of Student Financial
Aid & Scholarships of changes in work program status; report earnings on their OSAP application (if applicable) and
maintain satisfactory academic standing.
McMaster's Work Programs are managed by Jill Davren. Employers are encouraged to contact Jill with any questions they may have about the programs.