Funding Information for Trent Faculty and Staff
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The Trent Work Study Program offers partial funding of student employee positions to employers in the Trent University community. Each year our employer partners host hundreds of Trent Work Study Program funded positions, providing students with opportunities to develop skills, prepare for their careers, and earn additional income to help with their educational costs.
Any on campus student employer can apply to receive funding. Past employers include academic and administrative departments, faculty, campus service providers, and student associations and levy groups.
Questions about TWSP funding?
Contact Christopher Rooney, Office of the Registrar, x7209, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about recruiting for your TWSP on-campus position?
TWSP funding does not require you to post your position on the Job Board, as there is a separate application form via myTrent. However, Careerspace hosts the Student and Alumni Job Board which is actively used by the student body and is the most effective way to recruit students for your position.
You may include the line "position is subject to funding approval" if you have not yet heard confirmation of your TWSP application.
There are two ways to access the Trent University Student and Alumni Job Board:
- myTrent portal > Support > Campus Support > Student and Alumni Job Board
- ccr.trentu.ca > select 'Staff and Faculty' Login > login with myTrent credentials
Need help with posting? Contact Brittney Blake, the Employer Relations Coordinator at Careerspace x6011 or email@example.com.
Hire, Arrange Payroll, and Mandatory Training
Please visit the Trent Human Resources Department's Student Recruitment page for information on:
- student employment eligibility
- student pay rates
- hours students are allowed to work
- the necessary forms that need to be completed to arrange for payroll
- mandatory training
What is the TI Job Subsidy Program?
Many international students at Trent University are eager to work and are hoping to secure part-time jobs to help with the costs of their education.
Since full-fee paying international students are not eligible for TWSP-subsidized on-campus positions, Trent International (TI) offers subsidies to Departments, Colleges, Campus Service Providers, Administrative Service Units, Faculty, etc. interested in hiring international students during an academic year.
General Criteria and Eligibility:
Eligible work terms for TI Job Subsidy are:
- Fall term: September to December
- Winter term: January to April
An employer received TI Job Subsidy approval will be subsidized to cover 50% of the salary and benefit cost of hiring international students, up to a maximum amount which varies every year based on the availability of funds and applications.
TI Job Subsidy Program Timeline:
Applications for 2019-2020 TI Job Subsidy Program are approved at the discretion of Trent International based on availability of funds. Employers who submitted TI Job Subsidy applications by annual deadline of May 31 will be notified of the application results in July. Employers may start hiring process during the summer or early September. Requests for TI Job Subsidy after the application deadline will not be guaranteed consideration.
How do employers apply for funding?
TI Job Subsidy application opens in May each year for subsidizing employers for the upcoming academic year starting in September. The application is posted as TI Job Subsidy Request form via myTRENT > FINANCES > INTERNATIONAL. The annual application deadline is May 31.
If you need further assistance:
- For funding questions, contact Claudia Foung, International Administrative Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org (or phone ext. 7306).
- For questions regarding your job posting, contact email@example.com
- For hiring & payroll questions, contact Payroll: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Summer Employment Opportunities (formerly known as the Summer Experience Program)
DEADLINE: Applications must be in to Careerspace (email@example.com) by Monday, July 20, 2020 by 9 a.m.
The Summer Employment Opportunities, formerly known as the Summer Experience Program, has been officially launched. The Program has been delayed in launching this year due to COVID19. This program of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is intended to provide valuable entry-level work experience for Ontario youth and enables participants to develop transferable, career-related skills. You must pay the student out of your budget and you will get the reimbursement sometime between January and March of the following year. Maximum reimbursement per position will be $7,316.00 (full contract length of fourteen weeks). Funding for any SEO employee students that work less than fourteen weeks will be reimbursed on a pro-rated basis.
Summer Employment Opportunity positions are being extended to December 31, 2020, which can include part-time work beyond the start of the Fall school term. Student contracts must start on or before August 4, 2020 and end latest on December 31, 2020.
Student contracts must not exceed 18 weeks or 652.5 work hours (e.g. full-time hours until Labour Day plus part-time hours once school resumes should total no more than 652.5 hours). Contract lengths that exceed 652.5 hours may be ineligible to receive any funding.
Careerspace co-ordinates the collection of the Ontario Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) funding applications for Trent faculty and staff. Only one application per department can be submitted to Careerspace to be considered for submission to the government.
You will be required to complete the Proposal Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020.
Please see below for links to important documents including the FAQ doc which also addresses COVID-19 issues.
For the summer of 2019, two positions at Trent were funded.
Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)
The call for applications is open from January 30, 2020, to February 24, 2020.
The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program provides funding from the federal government to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year. To be eligible, students must also be a Canadian citizen, a Permanent Resident, or have refugee status.
FUNDING – wage subsidy
- The Trent employer will receive a subsidy of 50% of the provincial minimum wage; employers can pay more than the minimum wage
- Mandatory Employment Related Costs are not reimbursed
- The employer is eligible for additional funding (up to $3,000/student with a disability) to accommodate the student in the workplace
- The website has specific info on what employer information and job details you will need to complete the application , e.g. the Application Form, the Articles of Agreement
TRENT INFO THAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THE APPLICATION:
- Trent’s Business Number: 119268928RP0002
- Legal Name: Trent University
- Year the organization was established: October 17, 1964
- Number of Full-Time Employees Working in Canada: 737
- If required, the letter of permission from OPSEU can be obtained from Adele Devlin
- ASSESSMENT PROCESS - the website has:
- An application checklist outlining the criteria the application will be checked against
- An assessment criteria – seven criteria that the application will be scored on
For more information on CSJ, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, a Service Canada Office or by calling 1-800-935-5555.
Other potential sources for summer position funding include:
Agilec (formerly Northern Lights)