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Work Study Student

NEW PROGRAM UPDATES

Pay rates for Work Study students: New Student Assistant pay rates will apply to new Work Study students hired in the coming terms.  

Subsidy:  For the Academic Year 2022-2023, 20 Work Study positions will be subsidized per work term from September 2022 to August 2023. Subsidies per position will remain at $2000 per term.

* Due to limited funding, we can only allow KPU faculties/staff to hire for a maximum of 3 Work Study positions per term.

 

What is a Work Study?

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 needs. 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, and 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.

 KPU faculty and staff can hire students that are eligible for the program as per the specific student criteria and receive subsidies from SAFA.

Guidelines to Post and Hire Work Study Students

(Step-by-step guidelines on how to post and hire students

including links to the hiring forms)

Work Study Posting and Hiring Guidelines

What are the criteria for students to apply?

Student must …

  • Be a domestic student
  • Be enrolled in full-time studies during Fall and Spring semesters (9 credits or more) during the work term (Students extended until Summer requires to be enrolled a minimum of 3 credits only)
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Demonstrate financial need

How many hours per week can they work?

maximum of 15 hours per week

What is the position duration?

  • 4-month contract
  • 8-month contract
  • 12-month contract

When is the deadline for hiring a student?

Fall 2022: September 23, 2022 (All hiring paperwork must be submitted by October 7, 2022)

Spring 2023: January 27, 2023 (All hiring paperwork must be submitted by February 10, 2023)

Funding of Work Study positions
    • 4-month contract (maximum subsidy of 1x $2000)
    • 8-month contract (maximum subsidy of 2x $2000)
    • 12-month contract (maximum subsidy of 3x $2000)

* Subsidy per work term is increasing from $1500 to $2000 per term.  Please note that all overages of the $2000 will be paid by your department.

What is the wage?

Rate of pay is the current B.C. minimum wage rate ($15.65). Students with one (1) year of post-secondary education will receive a base rate plus 8% ($16.9020); students with a post-secondary degree or diploma will receive a base rate plus 21% ($18.9365) (per LOU1)
Summer Extension

For contracts ending in April 2023, hiring managers who wish to extend their current Work Study student for the Summer must submit a Summer Extension Form by April 14, 2023. Please note that no new hiring will take place during the Summer term.

PDF icon Work Study Contract -Summer Extension - 2023.pdf

More questions?

For general inquiries about the program and the hiring process, please contact:

Contact Career Development Centre
P: 604-599-2465
E: careers@kpu.ca

 

For questions regarding funding for the Work Study program, please contact :

Student Awards & Financial Assistance
P: 604-599-2700
E: awards@kpu.ca

 

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Work Study Timeline

Dates and Deadlines                    

 

Work Study Opens for Fall 2022

July 18, 2022

Employers can post Work Study Positions in Career Connection and begin the hiring process.

Last day to hire for Fall 2022

September 23, 2022

Employers must send the name and student number of student/s being hired.

Last day to submit Hiring paperwork for Fall 2022 term

October 7, 2022

All hiring paperwork must be completed and emailed to the Career Development Centre at careers@kpu.ca

Work Study Hiring for Spring 2023

November 1, 2022

*Hiring will only open if the quota has not been met for the Spring semester.

Last day to hire for Spring 2023

January 27, 2023

Employers must send the name and student number of student/s being hired.

Last day to submit Hiring paperwork for Spring 2023

February 10, 2023

All hiring paperwork must be completed and emailed to the Career Development Centre at careers@kpu.ca

Summer Extension 2023 deadline

April 14, 2023

No new hires will be made for the Summer however, for contracts ending on April 2023, current employers may extend their current Work Study student for the Summer by filling up a Summer Extension Form and sending the signed copy to careers@kpu.ca before April 17, 2023