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On Campus Jobs

Regardless of your program and year of study, Ryerson has a diverse set of on campus job programs available to you. Faculties and departments are regularly looking for talented and engaged students to fill a wide variety of positions including research, peer advising, administration, technology related, social media and much more!

Career Boost On Campus Program

Relevant work experience is critical to your professional development. It provides an opportunity to put academic theory into practice, to build your network, to gain confidence in your skills, and to explore career paths that interest you.

Since 1996, Ryerson’s Career Boost Program (formerly the Experiential Learning Work Study Program) has been providing students with year-round on-campus paid work experience. Read below to find out when and how to apply and secure your next on-campus job today!

There are 2 Career Boost programs within one calendar year: Fall & Winter and Summer.






early September –
early December

early January –
early April

mid May –
late August

Work Hours

up to 15 hours/week
for 14 weeks

up to 15 hours/week
for 13 weeks

35 hours per week
for 14 weeks


Career Boost

Available in late August on the Student Financial Assistance website.

Available in late August on the Student Financial Assistance website.

Available in February on the Student Financial Assistance website.


Find out if you’re eligible for Career Boost



Career Boost

Available in late July on the Career Boost website.


Available in late February on the Career Boost website.


Student Financial Assistance Ryerson Human Resources Ryerson Career Boost Program Ryerson Career Centre

Questions on OSAP, Career Boost eligibility and application form


Visit the website

Questions on hour reporting and eHR system


Tel: 416-979-5075

HR Time Reporting Guide

Frequently asked questions including timeline, statutory holiday pay and break policy

For all other inquiries


Tel: 416-979-5177

Before applying for Career Boost positions, strengthen your application with a resume, cover letter, or mock interview session


Tel: 416-979-5177

Book a 1:1 Appointment

Career Boost Awards

The Career Boost Awards provides an opportunity to recognise the significant achievements of student staff, as well as the contribution of our host employers, who directly mentor, support and impact our students’ professional development. 

The awards ceremony takes place annually in late March at the Student Experience Awards, with nominations opening at the start of the calendar year. All current Career Boost employers and student staff will be notified via email when nominations open and we welcome your nominations!

2018-2019 Career Boost Awards Program Overview & Winners

Career Boost Graduate Program (CBG)

A new pilot program for Summer 2020, Career Boost Graduate provides up to 40 on campus paid work experience programs for Ryerson graduate students. Positions range from researched focus through to roles supporting administrative functions.

The program runs from May 26 to August 31, 2020. Career Boost Graduate will subsidize employers $15 per hour of the total hourly cost up to a maximum of 490 hours (14 weeks) for Summer 2020. The hourly rate of pay for students is $17.88 plus 8.75% benefits, in line with HR guidelines.

To facilitate hiring, Career Boost is committed to turning around employer applications within two business days and where possible, flexibility will be provided with hiring timelines.

For an overview of student eligibility requirements, please see here. Due to funding barometers, the program is not open to international students.

Student jobs are available on the Summer Career Boost Graduate Students Job Postings page until June 26th.

Students are required to apply and receive an approval to participate. Please apply by June 5th. Turnaround from Student Financial Assistance for financial needs assessment is five business days due to the time of year.

Questions? Contact


Career Boost International Program (CBI)

The Career Boost International program (formerly the International Student Support Work Experience Program) provides part-time, on-campus employment to full-time undergraduate Ryerson students who hold valid study permits and whose educational costs are not covered by Canadian government student assistance programs.

CBI aims to offer financial assistance to international students to meet their educational costs. International students can participate as long as they meet all the specific eligibility requirements.

Career Boost International Employer Guidelines and Program Dates

Log in to view Career Boost International opportunities

Questions? Contact the Career Boost Program at

Other On Campus Positions

Don’t worry if you weren’t able to get approved for a Career Boost position — there are many on-campus jobs available to all Ryerson students under the Other On-Campus Job opportunities list.

Questions? Contact the Ryerson Career & Co-op Centre at or 416-979-5177

Work Study Research Assistant Program

The Ryerson Work Study Research Assistant program works in partnership with academic units, administrative units, faculty, staff, and students to support the practice and scholarship of learning at Ryerson University. The program offers experiential learning activities throughout the university.

All students interested in working under this program must be work study approved. Visit Student Financial Assistance for eligibility and instructions on how to apply.

Questions? Contact Student Financial Assistance:

TA, GA, Lab Monitor and Invigilator Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a Teaching Assistant (TA), Graduate Assistant (GA), Lab Monitor, or Invigilator, please visit the Ryerson Human Resources website to view available opportunities.

Questions? Contact Human Resources at or 416-979-5075

Work At Ryerson after you graduate!

Interested in building a career at Ryerson?

Visit the Ryerson Human Resources website to view the opportunities currently available:

Questions? Contact Human Resources at or 416-979-5075

View Career Compass for more tips from career experts, industry professionals and alumni.