Work/Study Opportunities

Fall/Winter 2019-20 Positions!

Deadline to apply - August ( date coming soon).
We will proceed with interviews as soon as applications come in, so we urge you to apply well before the August deadline. If you are eligible, please send your resume and cover letter to

Work/Study Programs
The Work/Study Program at York University provides eligible undergraduate students (domestic and international) with the opportunity to develop professional skills and contribute to the university through paid, on-campus employment opportunities. These on campus work experiences will enrich and complement your classroom experiences. In addition, you will be given the support and tools needed to develop proficiency in core competencies that will contribute to your long term personal and professional success and develop your capacity to lead.

Becoming YU and Work/Study
As part of your Work/Study or LEAP experience, you will participate in Becoming YU, a program designed to support students in:

  • creating meaningful goals and objectives;
  • recognizing the value of their personal, academic and professional experiences;
  • identifying their competencies and skills; and
  • articulating their skills and experiences with confidence.

The following positions are available:


  • Organize and advertise throughout the university academic year for donations of books
  •  Arrange with on-campus media to advertise for the book sale
  •  Train and lead a team of students who will work together to process book donations
  • Pick-up, sort, sticker, price and pack book donations received from departments and faculties; and the greater York community in preparation for the College annual week-long Book Sale
  • Organize, solicit, schedule and supervise student volunteers in preparation for a week-long Book Sale
  • Responsible for the creation of posters and banners; set-up, operation and take-down arrange of the annual Book Sale
  • Assist with some special projects and general administrative duties when required.


  •  Select, coordinate, and oversee the volunteer Peer Mentors for the summer and Fall/Winter terms.
  • Involved in the research and development of various training modules that guide their fellow peer mentors.
  • Participate in the development of outreach strategies for distinct student bodies, for example, summer incoming class, international students, mature and commuter students.
  •  Assist in the development of content and planning for the University- Fall/Winter and summer orientations.
  • Oversee campus tours for the Fall/Winter orientation
  • Serve as a resource for students new to the university and College
  •  Organize and train volunteers to host Peer Mentor sessions for the incoming class.
  •  Collects and process feedback on Peer Mentoring (through the documentation of student interactions and consults), workshops, and other activities for the College Year-end report.
  •  Collaborate with Vanier College Council and student clubs for events and initiatives to promote the overall experience of Vanier students, and further the general vision of Vanier
  • Answer text messages on the You@York text message platform
  • Maintain the Peer Mentor Office space as a clean, friendly, inclusive and helpful environment
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with all Peer Mentor Leaders and monthly meetings with the Office of the College Head.

To determine your eligible for work study positions, a Student Financial Profile must be completed.

Where can I find job postings?
Jobs will be available for viewing on the Career Centre website. Login into the Experience York portal through Passport York, then select what campus employment program you are interested in. For example, if you want to find Work/Study positions, follow these easy steps:

  • Click the Search Postings red tab from the top.
  • Click on York University Career Centre Job Postings.
  • Click Job Search.
  • Choose RAY, Work/Study, or LEAP in the Position Type drop-down menu.
  • Click Search Job Postings.
  • Instructions for applying for RAY, Work/Study or LEAP positions are found at the bottom in the box labelled Application Information.

    How do I know if I am eligible for the program(s)?
  • Undergraduate students must begin by completing the online Student Financial Profile (SFP) which will determine your eligibility.
  • The employer will advise you of your eligibility during the interview process.

Information for Students
Click the links below for more information:
Eligibility for Domestic Students
Eligibility for International Students
Internship Programs