Work on Campus

Algoma University is pleased to offer programs that enable students to work full-time during the summer, and part-time throughout the academic year while completing their studies.

The Work Study and Summer Employment Program are designed to provide on or near campus employment to eligible Algoma University students. These programs are funded through the Financial Aid Office, and are designed to assist eligible students with a demonstrated financial need. An application is required for each program to establish eligibility and need.

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Work Study Program

The Algoma University Work Study Program provides on-campus part-time employment to eligible Algoma University students to help with educationally related costs.

This program provides students with the opportunity to combine education with work experience. These paid positions offer flexible hours to work around class and exam schedules. Students can work up to 15 hours per week, and a variety of jobs are posted each year on or near campus. Students can only work in one position each semester. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person of Canada
  • Must have applied for OSAP or other provincial loan/grant program, or be band sponsored
  • Must have a demonstrated educationally related financial need
  • Must be studying full-time*
  • Must be in good academic standing with Algoma University and OSAP
  • Must be in good financial standing with Algoma University and OSAP

*minimum nine credits per term, or six credits if you are a student with a documented permanent disability as defined by OSAP.

Application Process

Before applying for a work study job, students must first apply to the Work Study Program. Eligibility is not guaranteed and is assessed on an individual basis by the Financial Aid Office based on program requirements and financial need. If the Financial Aid Office determines you are eligible to work through this program, you’ll receive a notice of eligibility that includes the time frame you can work through this program, and the requirements to maintain your eligibility to work. When available, the form and details are posted on the Student Portal. Deadlines apply.

How to Apply
  • Log onto your Algoma University Google account
  • Log onto your students.algomau.ca portal to find the link to view the Work Study Program application form (eligibility)
  • Copy and paste this link into your Chrome browser, or click on the link to load the form
  • Read the first pages of the form carefully to understand all that you will need to provide as a part of the application process. Have all documents ready before you start.
  • Once you start the process you cannot save it. If you exit your browser, you will lose your form and will need to start again.
  • All receipts must be uploaded through the form. Financial Aid will not accept emailed applications or receipts
  • You can only apply for this program once.
  • If you need help with the application process, please contact the Financial Aid Office

 

Summer Employment Program

This program provides meaningful paid employment opportunities to students over the summer. The positions can provide students with the opportunity to expand their skill set in specific areas, helping them with future employment prospects upon graduation. The Summer Employment Program jobs are full time paid opportunities funded by the Financial Aid & Awards Office.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person of Canada
  • Must have applied for OSAP or other provincial loan/grant program, or be band sponsored
  • Must have a demonstrated educationally related financial need
  • Must have studied full time* in Winter 2019 and be registered full time* in Fall 2019
  • Must not be studying full-time* in Summer 2019
  • Must be in good academic standing with Algoma University and OSAP
  • Must be in good financial standing with Algoma University and OSAP

*minimum nine credits per term, or six credits if you are a student with a documented permanent disability as defined by OSAP.

Application Process

Students wishing to apply for jobs funded through the Summer Employment Program must apply to the Summer Employment Program and receive Confirmation of Eligibility from the Financial Aid Office. Eligibility must be maintained to continue to work through this program. The form and details are posted on the Student Portal when available. Deadlines apply.

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How to Apply

  • Log onto your Algoma University Google account
  • Log onto your students.algomau.ca portal to find the link to view the Summer Employment Program form (eligibility)
  • Copy and paste this link into your Chrome browser, or click on the link to load the form
  • Read the first pages of the form carefully to understand all that you will need to provide as a part of the application process. Have all documents ready before you start.
  • Once you start the process you cannot save it. If you exit your browser, you will lose your form and will need to start again.
  • All receipts must be uploaded through the form. Financial Aid will not accept emailed applications or receipts
  • You can only apply for this program once.
  • If you need help with the application process, please contact the Financial Aid Office

If you are an international student studying in Canada, you must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a work permit under the Off –Campus Work Permit (OCWP).  Requirements are subject to change. Please visit www.cic.gc.ca for up-to-date information:

  • You must have a valid study permit;
  • You must have studied full-time at Algoma University for at least six months of the last 12 months before you apply;
  • You must maintain satisfactory academic standing (as defined by Algoma University); and
  • You must be enrolled in an academic program of study (not including SPELL).

Students who hold a valid OCWP are permitted to work off-campus for a maximum of 20 hours a week during study periods and 40 hours a week during non-study periods.

Interested in working after graduation? Students who have attended and graduated from academic programs with a two-year duration or longer are eligible for a post-graduate work permit for up to three years.  For more detailed information on this work permit, please contact the International Student Advisor.

International students may choose to participate in our Co-operative Education Program (more commonly known as Co-op).  The Co-op Program is a certificate program that allows students to work in paid full-time positions that are relevant to their field of study.  Co-op requirements are as follows:

  • Successfully complete COOP 0101 (career skills course);
  • Complete 30 credits at Algoma University;
  • Maintain a 70% or higher average (includes all course attempts);
  • Register as a full-time student in two of the past four terms; and
  • Apply for a Co-op Work Permit.

For more information please contact:

Mark Allard
International Student Advisor
international@algomau.ca
705-949-2301, ext.4238
Office: SH 204

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