Work study information for supervisors

Work study, funded by the university, is designed to provide on-campus work experience for students requiring financial assistance.

UVic students who demonstrate financial need and meet the registration requirements will be eligible to participate in the work study program.

The work study program is available September to April each year. There is no work study during the summer term (May - August).

The university has plans, protocols and resources to protect the health and safety of all members of the university community. Each unit on campus has their own plan to follow safety protocols. Supervisors who wish to hire a work study student will need to confirm with their unit/department head that their proposed job opportunity meets the safety protocols for their area. Supervisors should be prepared to adapt job opportunities when plans and protocols change.

Pursuant to Article 34 of the CUPE 951 collective agreement, Union and Human Resources representatives have reviewed the proposed jobs submitted to SAFA and have determined the employee group (CUPE 951 or non union) based on the description of the duties and qualifications outlined in the job posting.  If you have any questions about how your work study job was classified, please call or email

Note: Please ensure you choose the correct employee group when submitting employee time for pay.  The employee group determination will be outlined in the funding status memo.  The funding status memo will be sent to supervisors before the program start date of September 4, 2024.

Work Study Students and BC Employment Standards Act Paid Sick Days

It is the hiring Department and Supervisor’s responsibility to educate themselves about paid sick leave legislation in the BC Employment Standards Act.  Questions should be directed to the UVIC HR consultant for their department. Any sick days indicated on work study time sheets will reduce the amount of hours available in the job. There is no additional funding available to cover stat holidays or sick days.


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