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Support for sTAFF Hiring Students 

The Student Staff Development team, in collaboration with Career Services, strives to support staff leading the hiring, onboarding, training, and professional development of student staff. Our goal is to streamline the process so that staff can focus strategically on what they need from a student staff role and how it will impact the work of the department. On this page you will be able to access:

  • Our Student Employment Guide - A Comprehensive Guide to Hiring, Onboarding, Training and Developing Student Staff

  • Information on Work Study eligibility
  • Information on Non-Work Study eligibility
  • FAQ around hiring students using GBCareers and more!

General Student Employment Eligibility

To be eligible for employment on-campus, students must

  • Be a Domestic or International student actively enrolled at George Brown College. Some on-campus jobs may require additional criteria to be met. Additional information can be found on specific job postings.
  • Be an actively enrolled George Brown College student.
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  • If a student is attending classes during a Fall or Winter term, they can work up a maximum of 24 hours per week across all their student jobs (if they are employed by more than 1 department)
  • Note: Work Study funding is capped at 15 hours per week. Any students working over 15 hours per week would need to be paid from your departmental budget.


  • If a student is enrolled during the Spring/Summer term, students can work up to 24 hours a week
  • If a student is not enrolled during the Spring/Summer term but returning in fall, continuing in the same program, students can work up to 35 hours
  • Note: Work Study funding is capped at 24 hours per week during the summer.