SMUworks


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SMUworks Academic Application:
Available April 15, 2017

Important Academic 2017/2018 Dates:

  • Faculty & Staff Application Deadline – August 15, 2017
  • Faculty & Staff Application Decisions – August 30, 2017
  • Student Application Deadline – September 22, 2017
  • Eligible Student Applications sent to Faculty & Staff – September 29, 2017
  • Student Start Date – October 9, 2017
  • Student End Date – March 23, 2018

Program Details:

SMUworks is a bursary-based student employment program that benefits students, faculty, and staff alike.

These positons not only provide valuable work experience for the students, but also helps them gain experience in the job application and interview process.

All positions are posted on HireSMU for students to apply. Faculty & staff who receive a SMUworks bursary will interview at least three eligible applicants.

How much is the Bursary for?

Undergraduate Positions: Successful undergraduate applications will receive up to a maximum of $3528 ($11.20 per hour, which includes 4% vacation pay, to a maximum of 15 hours per week for 21 weeks).

Graduate Positions: Successful graduate applications will receive up to a maximum of $3843 ($12.20 per hour, which includes 4% vacation pay, to a maximum of 15 hours per week for 21 weeks).

Employer Cost: Amounts in excess of the bursary will be the responsibility of the faculty/ staff bursary recipient.

How will I find out if I've been approved?

Faculty & Staff will be informed of the bursary decisions by the Faculty & Staff Application Decisions date indicated above. Successful applicants will receive notice of approved funding and allotment of hours.

Who Can I Hire?

You are welcome to encourage students to apply for your opportunity via HireSMU if they are eligible.

Student eligibility criteria:

  • Currently registered in a degree or diploma program at Saint Mary's for both fall & winter academic semesters
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Have good academic standing (GPA 1.7+)

Application Requirements:

Students that do not meet the program eligibility criteria or do not complete all of the application requirements will not be able to participate in the program.


How To Hire a Student:


After students have applied on HireSMU by the Student Academic Application Deadline above, all eligible student applications will be forwarded to you, the bursary recipient.

You are required to conduct a formal interview with at least three eligible applicants.

Once the interviews have been conducted, you are asked to inform Financial Aid & Awards of the name and student number (A#) of the successful student, as well as the names of the candidates you interviewed who were not successful.

How do I pay my new student employee?

Payroll paperwork must be submitted the first week of employmentto Financial Aid & Awards (MM108). 

The following forms need to be completed:

  • SMUworks Fixed Remuneration Form and SMUworks Casual Employee Action Form
  • Fixed Remuneration Form and Casual Employee Action Form
  • TD1 Personal Tax Credits Return
  • TD1 Nova Scotia Personal Tax Credits Return

Please keep track of the student's hours in order to ensure that the student only works the number of hours you were approved for.

 

SMUworks Summer Application:
Available here: Available January 2018

Important Summer 2017 Dates:

  • Faculty & Staff Application Deadline – March 10, 2017 
  • Faculty & Staff Application Decisions – March 15, 2017
  • Student Application Deadline – March 31, 2017
  • Eligible Student Applications sent to Faculty & Staff – April 7, 2017
  • Student Start Date – May 1, 2017
  • Student End Date – August 11, 2017

Program Details:

SMUworks is a bursary-based student employment program that benefits students, faculty, and staff alike.

These positons not only provide valuable work experience for the students, but also helps them gain experience in the job application and interview process. 

All positions are posted on HireSMU for students to apply. Faculty & staff who receive a SMUworks bursary will interview at least three eligible applicants.

How much is the Bursary for?

Undergraduate Positions: Successful undergraduate applications will receive up to a maximum of $5460 ($11.20 per hour, which includes 4% vacation pay, to a maximum of 32.5 hours per week for 15 weeks).

Graduate Positions: Successful graduate applications will receive up to a maximum of $5947.50 ($12.20 per hour, which includes 4% vacation pay, to a maximum of 32.5 hours per week for 15 weeks).

Employer Cost: Amounts in excess of the bursary will be the responsibility of the faculty/ staff bursary recipient.

How will I find out if I've been approved?

Faculty & Staff will be informed of the bursary decisions by the Faculty & Staff Application Decisions date indicated above. Successful applicants will receive notice of approved funding and allotment of hours.

Who Can I Hire?

You are welcome to encourage students to apply for your opportunity via HireSMU if they are eligible.

Student eligibility criteria:

  • Returning student, registered in a degree or diploma program at Saint Mary's. The student does not need to be studying in the summer semesters, but must be registered for the next fall & winter academic semesters.
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Have good academic standing (GPA 1.7+)

Application Requirements:

How To Hire a Student:

After students have applied on HireSMU by the Student Summer Application Deadline above, all eligible student applications will be forwarded to you, the bursary recipient.

You are required to conduct a formal interview with at least three eligible applicants.

Once the interviews have been conducted, you are asked to inform Financial Aid & Awards of the name and student number (A#) of the successful student, as well as the names of the candidates you interviewed who were not successful.

How do I pay my new student employee?

 

Payroll paperwork must be submitted the first week of employment to Financial Aid & Awards (MM108). 

The following forms need to be completed:

 

  • SMUworks Fixed Remuneration Form and SMUworks Casual Employee Action Form
  • TD1 Personal Tax Credits Return
  • TD1 Nova Scotia Personal Tax Credits Return

Please keep track of the student's hours in order to ensure that the student only works the number of hours you were approved for.