Employer Information

Work Program Jobs must:

  • Be on a McMaster campus/site
  • Not replace or subsidize existing positions
  • Not conflict with any existing collective agreements
  • Pay at least minimum wage

Work Program Subsidy

Fall/Winter Work Program  

$6.50/hour to a maximum subsidy of $1,500 (up to 10 hours per week)

Summer Work Program

$5.50/hour to maximum subsidy of $2,560 (up to 40 hours per week)


How to Hire a Work Program Student (PDF)

Key McMaster Work Program Updates (PDF)

Manager’s Tool Kit

Helpful Hints

A successful job opening is:

  • Submitted by the deadline. See Important Dates for more information
  • Within work program dates
  • Has the ‘000993’ job code
  • Completed including a Hiring Manager

Helpful Hints for Students

  • In your job posting, ask students to include a copy of their work program approval with their application
  • Job postings open March 15 for Summer and Aug. 10 for Fall/Winter
  • Students ineligible for work programs cannot be hired under the ‘000993’ job code
  • Student can only accept one work program position at a time
  • Direct students to the Work Program page on the SFAS website

What’s New!

Indigenous Entrance Awards: McMaster offers generous awards for Indigenous students entering first year. Find out more about entrance scholarships for Indigenous students. Apply by July 15!

Spring/Summer CIFS: Students enrolled full-time for the spring and/or summer sessions can now submit a Continuation of Interest-Free Status application. Apply online via the OSAP website. Learn more about Interest-Free Status.

18/19 OSAP Application: Students can now apply for OSAP for the 2018/19 academic year. Apply via the OSAP website by June 30th, McMaster’s recommended deadline, if you require your funding in September.

Survey for Spring/Summer Part-Time Students: We want your input! Complete a three-minute survey to help us consider bursary options for funding part-time studies.

External Scholarships Page: Check out our new External Scholarships page for updated information on scholarships available through various companies/organizations.

Rhodes Scholarship Info Webinar: Missed the webinar? Lots of great information about the Rhodes application and experience is available in the webinar presentation (PDF)!


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