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University-Related Employment for Full-Time Graduate Students

In order to qualify as full time under ministry rules, graduate students must:

  • Be pursuing studies as a full-time occupation.
  • Identify themselves as full-time graduate students.
  • Be designated by the university as full-time graduate students.
  • Be geographically available and visit the campus regularly,  graduate students, while still under supervision, may be absent from their university (e.g. visiting libraries, doing field work, attending a graduate course at another institution, etc.) provided that, if any such period of absence exceeds four weeks in any one term, written evidence shall be available in the Graduate Studies Office to the effect that the absence has the approval of the chairperson of the department and the dean of Graduate Studies.


Funding Opportunities

In order to be eligible for graduate student employment opportunities, domestic and international students must have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) and they must have a domestic bank account. Students who do not have a domestic bank account must verify that their bank can accept a Canadian cheque.