Work-Study: Earn While You Learn webpage 

Student Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Have proof of a 2017-2018 government student aid package of at least $2,000; or, proof of 2017-2018 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 2017 and Winter 2018). 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 2017-2018 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 Application Process

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

  • Student applications can be submitted starting August 15, 2017.
  • Deadline to apply jobs is on September 12, 2017.

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 2017-2018 financial aid assistance, Indigenous band sponsorship, or disability funding (i.e. Notice of Assessment, The Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities, etc.) 

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STEP 2: Work-Study Job Application Process

Once you have pre-approved access to the Work-Study module, you will be able to view/apply for 2017-2018 Work-Study Positions.

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 12), 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."