Are you studying at the college, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral level?

Do you face financial difficulties that could be alleviated by working?

You could be eligible for the Work/Study Program, an initiative that helps find employment within the educational institution for students who face financial difficulties due to exceptional circumstances. Since the Program is intended to encourage participants to pursue post-secondary studies, the number of work hours is limited to avoid adversely affecting school performance.

Terms and conditions according to the institution

The Work/Study Program is co-funded in equal parts by the Ministère de l'éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur and the participating educational institution. Program funding is renewed on a yearly basis.

The Program is administered by the educational institution, which selects the jobs to be offered and sets pay scales. Each institution also determines the period during which it accepts applications.

All universities participate in the Program.

The Program is also available at the following colleges:

  • Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy
  • Cégep André-Laurendeau
  • Cégep Beauce-Appalaches
  • Cégep d'Ahunstic
  • Cégep d'Alma
  • Cégep de Baie-Comeau
  • Cégep de Bois-de-Boulogne
  • Cégep de Chicoutimi
  • Cégep de Drummondville
  • Cégep de Granby–Haute-Yamaska
  • Cégep de Jonquière
  • Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles
  • Cégep de La Pocatière
  • Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon
  • Cégep de Limoilou
  • Cégep de l'Outaouais
  • Cégep de Maisonneuve
  • Cégep de Matane
  • Cégep de Rimouski
  • Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup
  • Cégep de Rosemont
  • Cégep de Sainte-Foy
  • Cégep de Saint-Félicien
  • Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Cégep de Saint-Jérôme
  • Cégep de Saint-Laurent
  • Cégep de Sept-Îles
  • Cégep de Sherbrooke
  • Cégep de Sorel-Tracy
  • Cégep de Thetford
  • Cégep de Trois-Rivières
  • Cégep de Victoriaville
  • Cégep du Vieux Montréal
  • Cégep Garneau
  • Cégep Marie-Victorin
  • Cégep Montmorency
  • Cégep régional de Lanaudière
  • Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
  • Champlain Regional College- St-Lambert
  • Champlain Regional College-Lennoxville
  • Collège Canada inc
  • Collège de Bois-de Boulogne
  • Collège de Valleyfield
  • Collège Édouard-Montpetit
  • Collège Gérald-Godin
  • Collège Héritage
  • Collège Inter-Dec
  • Collège Laflèche
  • Collège LaSalle (section anglophone)
  • Collège Lionel-Groulx
  • Collège Marianopolis
  • Collège Mérici
  • Collège O'Sullivan de Montréal inc.
  • Collège O'Sullivan de Québec inc.
  • Collège Shawinigan
  • Collège Vanier
  • Dawson College
  • Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec
  • John Abbott College

Eligibility requirements

In addition to the specific requirements set by each educational institution, you must meet the following eligibility requirements to qualify for the Work/Study Program:

  • You must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a refugee or a protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • You must be studying full-time during the fall and winter study periods. If you are studying at the college level during the summer study period, you must be enrolled in at least two courses or for 90 course hours. If you are studying at the undergraduate, graduate or doctorate level during the summer study period, you must be enrolled in courses worth at least six credits or have been enrolled full-time in the previous winter study period and be considered admitted full-time for the following fall study period.
  • You must have applied for financial assistance under the Loans and Bursaries Program for the current award year. This requirement does not apply if you are no longer eligible under the Loans and Bursaries Program because you have reached the debt limit for your particular program or because you have received assistance for the maximum number of months of eligibility allowed.

Additional information

For additional information on the Work/Study Program, contact the financial assistance office at your educational institution.