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On-Campus Work

If you're looking for part-time, on-campus work while you're studying, two types of positions are available:

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Work Study Student Assistant

The Work Study Program offers part-time job opportunities on KPU campuses to full-time undergraduate students. The program provides financial assistance and career related employment experiences to students with demonstrated financial need. In recognizing that students' first commitment is to their studies, these positions are flexible  and can offer challenging work and future experience for students who will work directly with faculty members, administrative and academic units.

To participate in the Work Study Program, students must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum CGPA of 2.0 and be registered as a full-time student*. Approved applicants are placed on a first-come, first-served basis until available funding has been fully allocated.

Work Study awards are adjudicated by the Student Awards and Financial Assistance (SAFA) Office while work-study placements are arranged through Career Development Centre.

Dozens of new Work Study positions will be rolled out in the summer on Career Connection for the following year.

    Student Eligibility Criteria:

    • Must be a domestic student.
    • Have a minimum CGPA of 2.0
    • Must show financial need. *To determine eligibility, please fill up the PDF icon Work Study Eligibility form.pdf and send it to the Student Awards and Financial Assistance Office.
    • Must be a full time student, enrolled in 9 credits or more throughout the term. (Only 3 credits for the summer 2019)

    How to Apply

    1. Fill up the Work Study Student Eligibility Form and email to the Student Awards and Financial Assistance (SAFA) at

    2. SAFA will review your form based on the Student Eligibility Criteria:

    • domestic student
    • in ‘Good Academic Standing’ with a CGPA of 2.0 or Higher
    • have a financial need
    • Taking 9 credits or more during the work term (3 credits during summer)
    • Taking 6 credits or more for students with permanent disabilities (3 credits during summer)

    Note: Students that applied before registering for classes will be put on hold until the student has met the minimum credits needed to be eligible for Work Study

    3. SAFA will send you a notification if you are eligible for Work Study or not

    4. If eligible, log in to Career Connection, KPU's online job posting system and go to the Job Postings tab. In the Position Type drop-down menu, select Work Study

    5. Review the Work Study positions, and apply to those of interest by uploading your resume or other documents required by the hiring manager.

    The application process is the same as for other types of employment. If you qualify for an interview, the Hiring Manager will contact you directly.

    *Students with a documented permanent disability through StudentAid BC (as assessed through their grant/loan application) are eligible to participate in Work-Study at a reduced course load (minimum 6.0 credit hours, i.e. 40%).

    Student Assistant

    As a Student Assistant you will gain experience working in a variety of departments, similar to Work Study positions; but, you are not required to be approved for a student loan. Positions are available throughout the year.

    How to Apply

    1. Log in to Career Connection.
    2. Click the Job Postings tab. In the Position Type drop-down menu, select Student Assistant.
    3. Apply to positions of interest by uploading your resume.

    If you qualify for an interview, the Hiring Manager will contact you directly.



     Contact Career Development Centre: or 604-599-3051