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International Work Study Program

The International Work Study Program supports part-time and full-time Sheridan student positions for eligible international students. International students can work for a Sheridan employer if their study permit lists a condition that confirms employment eligibility. Students must apply for the Work Study Program each term and may be approved for one Sheridan employer.

Students should reach out to their international student advisor if they have any questions about their work authorization.

Helpful links about working as an international student from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):

International students may also make an appointment to speak with an international student immigration advisor to learn more about their work authorization and to get answers to questions relating to their immigration status and working in Canada.

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 if employed at their home campus. This is the campus the student is studying at. If students are hired at another campus, they may work up to 20 hours per week.

Eligibility requirements include:

  1. International student with a valid study permit, bearing on campus work authorization. Off campus work authorization may also be required.
  2. A Social Insurance Number.
  3. Registered in an undergraduate (diploma, degree) or graduate program.
  4. Demonstrate financial need.
  5. Student must be in good academic standing and be enrolled in a full-time course load as determined by Sheridan.

Full-time employment

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

Eligibility requirements include:

  1. International student with a valid study permit, bearing on campus work authorization. Off campus work authorization may also be required..
  2. A Social Insurance Number.
  3. Registered in an undergraduate (diploma, degree) or graduate program.
  4. Demonstrate financial need.
  5. Student must be in good academic standing and completing their co-op semester with a Sheridan employer; a copy of the student's Confirmation of Employment must be submitted with their Work Study application.

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
Student Awards & Work Study Coordinator
Tel: 905-845-9430, x2442
Email: workstudy@sheridancollege.ca

Applying to the Work Study Program

Step 1. Apply for a Sheridan student position via Sheridan Works.

Step 2. Once you secure a position, fill out the Work Study application.

Step 3. Have your employer 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 processed beginning two weeks before the start of each term. The deadline to apply is stated on the Work Study application and is approximately four weeks from the start of classes each term. Due to the limited funding available each term, international work study applications will be processed in the order that they are received.

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

Job postings

View job postings and apply for Sheridan employment at Sheridan Works.

Information for employers

Work Study positions should be posted through the Sheridan Career Centre, via Sheridan Works.

Work Study pay period coverage: 16 weeks from the first day of term

Employers are responsible for ensuring international students meet the conditions of their work authorization.

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 can 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 hiring department's responsibility to forward completed Payroll forms to 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.

Fall 2021 reimbursement & timeline details

Part-time employment

  • The maximum reimbursement for part-time positions for the Fall 2021 term is $2,000 including vacation and fringe.
  • The Work Study coverage period is September 7 – December 24, 2021.
  • The deadline to submit Work Study applications is October 1, 2021. Late applications are accepted upon request as long as there is funding available.

Fall 2021 International Part-Time Employment Work Study Application

Full-time employment (Co-op/Internship)

  • International students who are using this opportunity to meet co-op requirements must have a valid co-op work permit.
  • The maximum reimbursement for Co-op/Internship positions for the Fall 2021 term is $6,500 including vacation and fringe.
  • The Work Study coverage period is September 7 – December 23, 2021.
  • The deadline to submit Work Study applications is October 1, 2021.

Fall 2021 International Co-op/Internship Work Study Application

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
Student Awards & Work Study Coordinator
Tel: 905-845-9430, x2442
Email: workstudy@sheridancollege.ca

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