Work-Study Program

Work-Study is a subsidized work program designed to assist financially needy students with the high  costs associated with post-secondary study. The program will also provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable skills/experience in an on-campus, part-time employment situation.

Work-Study positions are 10 hours per week, $16.47 per hour.

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

Eligible candidates are 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.

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.  

  • Visit and log in as a student.
  • On your ExperienceUNB Navigation menu to the left, select "Career Development and Employment Services – Fredericton campus”
  • Select “work study” from the resulting menu
  • Click the red button "view available programs/courses"
  • Click “apply” to enroll into the winter 2023 work study program
  • To complete the application process for work study in order to be able to apply for work study opportunities, you will be required to complete and successfully submit both a work study application form and financial needs assessment form.
  • Work-study opportunities for the winter 2023 program will be live in September to be viewed from your work study dashboard.
  • There will be resources available on the platform to help you prepare your resume & cover letter as well as workshops scheduled during the application period to help as well. You can find the workshop dates by going to, Career Development and Employment Centre, Workshop & Events. 

Find more information on the Career Development and Employment Centre intranet site.

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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.