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Career Boost/ Work Study Research Assistant on Campus Program 

The program provides on-campus employment to eligible full time undergraduate students returning to Ryerson. Students may apply if they have been approved for OSAP or out-of-province student funding and have a Notice of Assessment. 

The program works in partnership with academic units, administrative units, faculty, staff and students to support the practice and scholarship of learning at Ryerson University.

View Program Details and Significant Dates below.

Program Details


Period 1: May 16 - Aug 19

Period 2: May 24 - Aug 26

Last day to be hired

December 7, 2015- for Fall hired students only (Sept 15- Dec 13)

January 24, 2016 - For Winter (Jan 11-April 15 2016) hired students only

*Employers are expected to enter 2 contracts this year per work study student. For more info please contact the Career Center at*

Number of weeks

Maximum 14 weeks

Number of positions per student

1 (An undergraduate student can hold only one position or research assistant position.)

Hourly Wage

Career Boost: Positions: $11.25- $14/hour plus 4% vacation and 8.5%  benefits depending on job responsibilities.

Research Assistants: $17.50/hour plus 4% vacation and 8.5% benefits for Research Assistants.


Maximum 35 hours - no overtime


Please check the "Am I eligible?" page. There is a link in the left hand navigation on this page.


Significant Dates

May 9- May 31

Students interested in participating in the program must submit an online approval application and receive  approval prior to commencing work.

May 31st

Deadline to apply for an approval. 


Aug 19 Program ends for period 1 contracts. Last day of employment. 
Aug 26 Program ends for period 2 contracts. Last day of employment. 


How do I apply?

Step One Apply Online
The application to apply for a summer approval is now closed. We thank everyone who has applied. 

Step Two Search
If approved, apply for positions and print a copy of the email approval for your interview(s).  

Step Three Prepare
Forward a copy of the emailed approval to prospective employers prior to any scheduled interview(s). Employers may only hire approved students. 

Step Four Review
Once you secure a position, review the commonly FAQ and obligations you have as a work study empoyed student by going here
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