Work-Study - Students webpage


  • Job postings for the upcoming 2019-2020 terms are now available!
  • If you have questions about the Summer Work-Study Program, please send us an email at

Important dates to remember:

June 1

Apply for student loans as early as this date to avoid delays

August 14

2019-2020 Work-Study Program reopens for program applications

August 20 - September 11

Group orientations for NEW Work-Study students; Refer to Step 2 for the schedule

September 11, 11:59 PM

Program Application deadline; all interested students must apply for the program before this date

September 16, 12:00 PM

Deadline to apply to jobs within the Work-Study portal

September 16    

Interviews commence; Schedule is dependent on employers

March 6, 2020 

Deadline to submit PD form; End date for all Work-Study positions

Student Eligibility Requirements

Student eligibility for the Work-Study Program is based upon students meeting this criteria:

  • Have proof of a 2019-2020 government student aid package of at least $2,000; or, proof of 2019-2020 Indigenous band sponsorship or disability funding. NOTE: past government aid does not count; personal bank loans such as lines of credit and/or educational loans and registered educational saving plans (RESPs) are not considered with this program.
  • Be registered at the University of Manitoba as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in both terms (Fall 2019 and Winter 2020). Students must have a minimum 60% course load (i.e. 9 credit hours per term for undergraduate students);
  • Have achieved a satisfactory academic standing with a minimum 2.0 institutional grade point average in their previous academic session (not applicable for new U of M students)

International students are not eligible unless they have proof of a government student loan or aid package for the 2019-2020 school year from their home country. Private/educational bank loans are not considered; no exceptions will be made. Proof of government funding must be attached to the student application or will be considered ineligible.

Not eligible for the Work-Study Program, but still looking for work? Refer to the job posting handout for other links and resources. View other on-campus and off-campus jobs posted on CareerConnect or visit Career Services for assistance.

Career Services
474 University Centre, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Tel: 204-474-9456

Still have questions? Email us at: or phone: 204-474-9456.

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STEP 1: Work-Study Program Intake

ALL students will need to apply for the Work-Study Program every year due to financial aid requirements.

  • Students must apply to the Work-Study Program prior to submitting their applications to specific postings.
  • Deadline to apply for the program is on September 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM.
  • Deadline to submit application packages for jobs is on September 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM.

To apply for Work-Study:

  1. Register or log-in to your existing careerCONNECT account.
  2. On the navigation pane on the left hand side, navigate towards Work-Study then Work-Study Program Application.
  3. Complete and submit the form for a pre-approved Work-Study access. After submitting the form, you will need to click on the "Accept" button on the right hand side under "Action required by you" to view and apply to job postings.
  4. Proceed to Step 2.

Note: You are required to attach documents supporting your program eligibility for validation.

For instructions with visual aids, access the Work-Study Program Application Aid.

Required documents:

  • A copy of your 2019-2020 financial aid assistance, Indigenous band sponsorship, or disability funding (i.e. MySAO Award Information, Notice of Assessment (scanned PDF copy of the paper file sent via mail), The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities, etc.)

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STEP 2: Attend a Group Orientation Session

All Work-Study applicants who have not been previously hired through the Work-Study Program are required to attend one (1) group orientation session. Previously hired Work-Study students are welcome to join the sessions!

NEW THIS YEAR: We are hosting two (2) Resumé Blitz sessions to help you create strong applications! Hiring employers and the Career Services' team will be on hand to provide you with tips on how to improve your cover letter and resume. Register for one (1) of the two available dates and take advantage of this opportunity to improve your application.

Group orientation schedule:

Tuesday, August 20, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Wednesday, September 4, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Thursday, August 22, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Thursday, September 5, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Friday, August 23, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Monday, September 9, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Thursday, August 29, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday, September 10, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Friday, August 30, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Wednesday, September 11, 9:30 AM -11:00 AM

Monday, September 9, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday, September 12, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

To register for a session:

  1. Log-in to your new/existing careerCONNECT account.
  2. On the navigation pane on the left hand side, navigate towards Work-Study then Events to view group information sessions, and other Work-Study events. 
  3. Select event you wish to register for to view details.
  4. Click on "Register" on the right hand side of the page.

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STEP 3: Work-Study Job Application Process

Once you have pre-approved access to the Work-Study module, you will be able to view/apply for 2019-2020 Work-Study Positions.

IMPORTANT: Deadline to submit application packages for jobs is on September 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM.

To apply for a Work-Study position:

  1. Log-in to your new/existing careerCONNECT account.
  2. On the navigation pane on the left hand side, navigate towards Work-Study then Job Postings to view current Work-Study postings.
  3. To apply for a position, click on the Apply button on the right hand side within each posting.
  4. Upload tailored résumes and cover letters to support your application(s).
    • Tip: The Documents tab within careerCONNECT lets you upload your documents prior to applying for Work-Study positions. This also stores all your uploaded documents in one place for easy access and safekeeping.

For instructions with visual aids, access the Work-Study Program Job Submission Aid.

Note: All applications will not be sent/released to employers until after the application deadline (September 16), and after we are able to successfully validate students' eligibility. Take the time to properly edit and tailor your applications to the requirements outlined in the job postings.

Applicants who fail to provide us with proper documentation and proof of financial aid assistance (as outlined in the eligibility requirements) will result to an invalid status. Job applications will not be released to employers.


The Work-Study Program, coinciding with the University of Manitoba, is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Work-Study Information Webinar

Webpages and content mentioned in the webinar:

careerCONNECT Drop-In Schedule Academic Learning Centre
Resume Workbook Cover Letter Workbook Interview Workbook

Important Links & Documents:

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Student Testimonials:

See what other students have to say about Work-Study!

 "I not only gained valuable technical skills, but also gained access to connections for future employment opportunities outside the Work-Study Program."

 "It was very convenient to be able to go to work directly after class. In addition, my employer was able to accommodate the times when I have to change my schedule due to exams. " 

  "The position allowed for an opportunity to interact with other students with similar interests and further explore areas that I have a great amount of personal interest in."