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Work Study Program

COVID-19 Updates: Work Study

The Work Study Program has been amended for the Fall 2020 semester as follows:

Collaboration with Career Integrated Learning (CIL) and the Federal Government’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) program

  • SWPP subsidy can cover up to 75% of a student’s wages to a maximum of $7,500 (not including fringe).
  • Work Study funding can be paired with SWPP to fully cover student wages.

Connect with Kelly Brewer at kelly.brewer@sheridancollege.ca for information and assistance with the SWPP application.

Part-Time Employment

  • Students hired for Part-Time positions are eligible for Work Study funding in the Fall 2020 semester.
  • The maximum reimbursement for Part-Time positions for the Fall 2020 semester is $1,500 including vacation and fringe.
  • The Work Study coverage period is September 14 – December 23, 2020. The deadline to submit Work Study applications is October 9, 2020.

Fall 2020 Part-Time Work Study Application

Co-op/Internship Full-Time Employment

  • Students employed in an on-campus Co-op or Internship position are eligible for Work Study funding in the Fall 2020 semester.
  • The maximum reimbursement for Co-op/Internship positions for the Fall 2020 semester is $4,500 including vacation and fringe.
  • The Work Study coverage period is September 14 – December 23, 2020. The deadline to submit Work Study applications is October 9, 2020.

Fall 2020 Co-op/Internship Work Study Application

The Work Study Program supports part-time and full-time Sheridan student positions for eligible domestic students. Students must apply for the Work Study Program each term and may be approved for one on-campus employer.

The Financial Aid & Awards Office offers two Work Study options:

  • Part-Time Employment
  • Full-Time Employment

Part-Time Employment

Students may work up to 24 hours per week.

Eligibility requirements include:

  1. Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or a Protected Person
  2. Demonstrate Financial Need: Students Receiving OSAP or Out-of-Province Financial Aid assistance are considered to have demonstrated financial need and the budget form is not required. Students who are not receiving OSAP or Out-of-Province Financial Aid must complete the budget form
  3. Enrollment – students must be in good academic standing and meet one of the following criteria:
    • student is enrolled in a minimum 40% credit load*,
    • student is between regularly scheduled academic terms with full time enrollment in the semesters prior and subsequent to the part-time employment semester,
    • or student is employed in a full-time coop position with a non-Sheridan employer; a copy of the student’s Confirmation of Employment must be submitted with their Work Study application.

*If a student drops below 40% enrollment after receiving Work Study approval, a denial email will be sent to the student and their employer to update the application status.

Full-Time Employment:

Students must be available to work more than 24 hours per week.

Eligibility requirements include:

  1. Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or a Protected Person.
  2. Demonstrate Financial Need: Students receiving OSAP or Out-of-Province Financial Aid assistance are considered to have demonstrated financial need and the budget form is not required. Students who are not receiving OSAP or Out-of-Province Financial Aid must complete the budget form.
  3. Enrollment – students must be in good academic standing and meet one of the following criteria:
    • student is completing their coop semester with a Sheridan employer; a copy of the student's Confirmation of Employment must be submitted with their Work Study application,
    • or student is employed in an Appendix G position (Spring/Summer semester only) between regularly scheduled academic terms with full time enrollment in the semesters prior and subsequent to the full-time employment semester.

*Students may enroll in a part time credit load – less than 60%

Students in joint programs

Students enrolled in joint programs are not eligible for Work Study through Sheridan. Students may inquire about the Work Study Program at their collaborative school.

Further information
For more information contact:

Melissa Thompson
Financial Aid and Awards
Tel: 905-845-9430 Ext: 2442
Email: workstudy@sheridancollege.ca

Applying to the Work Study Program

Step 1. Apply for a Sheridan student position via jobs.sheridancollege.ca

Step 2. Once you secure a position, fill out the work study application.

Step 3. Have your employer to fill out their section of the application

Step 4. Submit your completed Work Study application

Step 5. Check your Sheridan student email account to find out if your application has been approved

Applications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting workstudy@sheridancollege.ca

Applications are accepted beginning two weeks before the start of each term. The deadline to apply is stated on the Work Study application and is approximately 4 weeks from the start of classes each term.

Applications must be submitted from your Sheridan email account to workstudy@sheridancollege.ca

Job postings

View job postings and apply for Sheridan employment at jobs.sheridancollege.ca.

Information for Employers

Work Study positions should be posted through the Sheridan Career Centre, using the post a job form.

Work Study Pay Period Coverage: 16 weeks from the first day of term

Due to the financial need requirement of the Work Study Program, students must apply for Work Study each term and demonstrate their continued eligibility for the Program. A student will be Work Study approved for one employer per term.

Students (or employers) submit the 2-page Work Study Application to workstudy@sheridancollege.ca. Employers are required to complete the "To be completed by employer" section of the application.

It is the department's responsibility to forward Payroll forms the Payroll office. Please contact payroll@sheridancollege.ca for assistance.

The Financial Aid and Awards Office will notify both the student applicant and employer of the Work Study application status via Sheridan email.

Departmental Cost Transfers for Work Study:

Each Department's Budget Holder will be sent an email from workstudy@sheridancollege.ca with a prepared departmental cost transfer for approval. The information confirms data pulled from the Payroll database.

If you have any questions regarding the Departmental Cost transfers, please contact:

Melissa Thompson
Records and Recording Specialist
905 -845-9430 ext. 2442
melissa.thompson@sheridancollege.ca