Work Study for International Students

The Work Study Program is a financial aid program funded by Carleton University. The program is intended to supplement the resources of students who are in financial need and have the fewest financial aid options. A limited number of international students may also participate in the program subject to the availability of funds.

If you do not have sufficient resources to pay all your education-related costs, you may be eligible to participate in Work Study. The Work Study Program can help you reach your goals by providing extra income. But remember, while you are in school, your first priority is your school work. The job must not interfere with your studies.

Please note that the application for 2020-2021 (available through the Undergraduate Online Application Forms system on Carleton Central) will be open on September 1, 2020.


The following requirements must be met to be eligible for the program:

  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Awards Office.
  • Must remain registered in 60% of a full course load (1.5 credits per term) or 40% of a full course load (1.0 credit per term) for students with disabilities registered with the Paul Menton Centre.
  • Must be making satisfactory academic progress.
  • International students in their first year of study are not eligible for this program.

Student Approval Communication Process

  • Please monitor the status of your application on Carleton Central and check your Carleton email regularly for information regarding your Work Study application.
  • Students who are approved to participate in the program will be instructed to retrieve and print their Certificate of Approval from Carleton Central.

Applying to Work Study Positions

  • Students who have been approved to participate in the program will be able to view and apply to Work Study Jobs posted on the mySuccess portal via Carleton Central (only students with a valid Certificate of Approval will be given access to view Work Study Jobs at the student dashboard Work Study side menu).
  • Career Services offers resume review drop-in sessions to provide feedback on resumes and help you get your resume ready to apply for Work Study positions. Drop-in to the Career Services office in 401 Tory Building, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm for a resume review.

Types of Jobs Available

  • Jobs include working in the library and academic departments and in various areas within student services. Work study job postings are limited to internal Carleton employers. You may even work in an area related to your field of study.

Amount of Money you can Earn

As a participant in the Work Study Program, you may work up to a maximum of 96 hours for the Work Study period and earn up to a maximum of $1,500 for the fall/winter session. The work study hourly wage is $15/hour plus vacation pay.

More Information

Visit the Career Services website site for more information.

or visit:
Career Services
401 Tory Building
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6 Canada
Telephone: (613) 520-6611