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.

Some of these include the Work Study Program, the Summer Employment Program and the International Work Study Program (IWSP), all of which are designed to provide on-campus employment to eligible Algoma University students through the Financial Aid Office.

Work Study Program

The Algoma University Work Study Program administered by the Financial Aid Office provides on-campus part-time employment to eligible Algoma University students to help with educationally related costs.

These jobs are designed to provide valuable work experience that will help with future employment endeavors. As a student, you could earn $14 per hour and work up to 15 hours per week. And the best part is? Shifts are scheduled around your full-time course timetable so you never have to worry about missing a shift to attend a course, or vice-versa. It’s a working student’s perfect arrangement! Plus – we’ll be understanding if you ever need to rearrange your work hours when times get overwhelming and you need the day to study for an upcoming exam or assignment. If you’re interested in applying to our work study program, please follow the steps below!

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
  • Must have a demonstrated educationally related financial need
  • Must be studying full-time (Minimum nine concurrent credits, or six concurrent credits if you are a student with a documented permanent disability as defined by OSAP).
  • Must be in good academic standing with Algoma University and OSAP
  • Must be in good financial standing with Algoma University and OSAP
Application Deadline

Jobs are currently advertised on the Student Portal under On Campus Opportunities. The link to the application form is within each job description and will be available until 4pm on September 7th.

How to Apply
  • Log onto your portal to view the available jobs
  • Log onto your Algoma University gmail account
  • Click the link within each job description to open the form
  • Have your resume, receipts, and relevant documentation as listed on the application form ready for uploading
  • Once you start the process you cannot save it.
  • 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
Employment Opportunities
Department Job Title Supervisor
Arthur A. Wishart Library Library Student Assistant (PDF) Donna Rogers
Arthur A. Wishart Library Library Student Assistant (PDF) Donna Rogers
Community Economic & Social Development CESD NRAEP Community Outreach Research Assistant (PDF) Laura Wyper
Extension Programming & Distributued Learning Video Conference Assistant (PDF) Brian Leahy
George Leach Centre GLC Customer Service Associate (PDF) Tom Mauro
George Leach Centre GLC Fitness Room Attendant (PDF) Tom Mauro
Information Technology Services Video Conference Assistant (PDF) Danny Reid
Summer Employment Program

The Algoma University Summer Employment Program offers meaningful employment opportunities to students over the summer through the Financial Aid Office The positions can provide students with the opportunity to expand their skills in specific areas, helping them with future employment prospects upon graduation.Typically, jobs start in May and end in August, with, on occasion, the job continuing part time throughout the year through the Work Study Program.

Examples of jobs that have been funded through the Summer Employment Program include:

  • Ornithology Research Assistant
  • Editorial Research and Programme Assistant
  • Human Resources Student Assistant
  • Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre Archives Assistant
  • Training Support – Dismantling the Culture of Sexual Violence
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Application Deadline

Jobs are posted in February with the application process due in early March. The application deadline has passed for 2018 summer jobs. Please come back to this page in February 2019 for more information on the application process.

Through the International Work Study Program (IWSP), students who hold a valid Study Permit and are enrolled in full-time studies are permitted to work on-campus without a work permit. Through our IWSP program, you may apply to work at various departments within the university, including Student Services, the George Leach Centre (GLC), the Wishart Library and the Registrar’s Office. You may also apply to work on campus in the Cafeteria, the Bookstore and the SpeakEasy. Positions offer employment for 6-8 hours per week, as to not interfere with your studies, and you can always negotiate your hours of employment with your employer.

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 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
705-949-2301, ext.4238
Office: SH 204

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