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Student Employment Opportunities

KPU offers two types of student positions for current KPU students:

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Work Study Student Assistant

The Work Study Program offers part-time job opportunities for full-time KPU 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 remotely with faculty members, administrative and academic units. Work Study awards are adjudicated by the Student Awards and Financial Assistance (SAFA) Office while work-study placements are arranged through the Career Development Centre.

Approved applicants are placed on a first-come, first-served basis until available funding has been fully allocated.

What is a Work Study?

This program is an initiative designed to assist students who show financial need by offering part-time student assistant jobs.  KPU faculty and staff can hire students that are eligible for the program as per specific student criteria  and receive subsidies from SAFA.

What are the criteria to apply?

Student must be…

  • Domestic student
  • Enrolled in full time studies (9 credits or more) during the work term (students need a minimum of 3 credits to extend workterm for Summer)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined filling up the PDF icon Work Study Eligibility form.pdf  and sending it to the Student Awards and Financial Assistance Office (SAFA). Students must email the completed form to finaid@kpu.ca

How many hours per week can students work?

maximum of 15 hours per week

When can I apply for Work Study

For the Fall term, students can start applying as early as July. 

  • 4-month contract
    • First Intake: September 2020 to December 2020
    • Second Intake: January 2021 to April 2021
  • 8-month contract
    • First Intake: September 2020 to April 2021
    • Second Intake: January 2021 to August 2021
  • 12-month contract
    • September 2020 to August 2021

When is the deadline for hiring a student?

Fall 2020: September 25, 2020 (All hiring paperwork must be submitted by October 9, 2020

Spring 2021: January 29, 2021 (All hiring paperwork must be submitted by February 12, 2021)

 

Funding of Work Study positions
  • 4-month contract (maximum subsidy of 1x1500)
  • 8-month contract (maximum subsidy of 2x1500)
  • 12-month contract (maximum subsidy of 3x1500)

What is the wage?

Current BC Minimum wage 

Summer Extension Option

If the student's contract is ending during the Spring term, KPU faculty or staff employing KPU students can extend the contract for the Summer. The student must be enrolled a minimum of 3 credits to extend workterm for the Summer).

Please note: No new Work Study Student Assistant hirings will be made for the Summer. 

 

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 Work Study Student Eligibility Form 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 (students need a minimum of 3 credits to extend workterm for Summer)

How to Apply

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

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 needed to extend workterm for Summer)
  • Taking 6 credits or more for students with permanent disabilities  (3 credits needed to extend workterm for 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, are not required to be approved for a student loan. Positions are open to domestic and internation students and 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.

 

Questions

 Contact Career Development Centre: careers@kpu.ca or 604-599-3051