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Student Employment Program

Your experience as a student working with NSERC will allow you to:

  • develop your skills;
  • explore future employment opportunities;
  • earn a competitive salary; and
  • work within your academic schedule.


To be eligible for the Student Employment Program, you must:

  • be enrolled as a full-time secondary or post-secondary student in a recognized institution and currently be recognized as having “full-time student status” by that academic institution;
  • be returning to full-time studies for your next academic term; and
  • meet the minimum age requirement to work in the province or territory where the job exists.

Students in their final year of academic study and not returning to full-time studies are only eligible to work part-time until the completion of their final full-time academic term.


The program renews each year at the beginning of January. Eligible students must re-apply to the program on an annual basis.


Employment opportunities are available part-time and full-time.

Rates of pay

Please refer to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s This link will take you to another Web site Student Rates of Pay.

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