Program Objective

Work-Study is a subsidized work program designed to assist students in financial need with the high costs associated with post-secondary study. The program provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable career-related skills/experience in an on-campus, part-time employment situation. Work-Study is completed in collaboration with the Financial Aid Office and Career Development and Student Employment Service.

Work-Study positions are 10 hours per week at $14.04 per hour.

Due to the limited number of available positions, program eligibility will not guarantee employment.

Eligibility is restricted to full-time UNB undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need who are legally able to work in Canada.  Students must also be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 and over from the most recent assessment year) to be eligible for program consideration.

Normally, students completing an off-campus study, participating in an internship, a co-op work term, writing their theses from home or working in a practicum, are not eligible; however, FOR WINTER 2021 TERM ONLY, students studying off campus through alternative delivery methods but resident within New Brunswick are eligible for Work-Study opportunities that can be performed remotely.

Eligible candidates are Canadian Citizens, Landed Immigrants or International students (exchange students are not eligible).

Please Note:  According to the Employment of Graduate Students Guidelines, graduate students in either a thesis-based or course-based program studying full-time may engage in additional employment for up to 520 hours annually, which translates to an average of 10-hours per week across the year.  There is no restriction on work hours for part-time students.  Generally, graduate students in a course-based program taking three or more courses are considered full-time.


MANDATORY Step-by-Step Application Process

The Work-Study program is now being managed through the experiential learning portal at ExperienceUNB.  You may view the Work-Study opportunities beginning December 16th, 2020.  The program will open up for applications.

In order to apply for positions, please follow these steps: 

  1. Visit and log in as a student.
  2. Select "Experiential Learning"
  3. Select "Courses/Programs" to enroll into the Work-Study Program.
  4. Select "Winter 2021:  WS - Work-Study," and apply/enroll.
  5. Locate Work-Study opportunities by returning to "Experiential Learning" and selecting "Opportunities," and the "Search."
  6. You will be required to complete a Financial Needs Assessment, as well as an Orientation session.*
  • View Postions (applications not open):  December 16th - January 7th.
  • Apply:  January 7th - January 14th, 2021

*The orientation session will include an overview of how to navigate the ExperienceUNB if you are unfamiliar, and our Advisors will provide you with information that will help you in developing a strong resume and cover letter application package.

For additional help, please visit the CDEC Student Sharepoint for excellent resources.  You may also book an appointment with an Advisor at Career Development and Employment Centre if you'd like help with your resume and cover letter.