The​ ​Quest​ ​Work-Study​ ​Program​ ​is​ ​designed​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​Financial​ ​Aid​ ​to​ ​assist​ ​students with​ ​the​ ​cost​ ​of​ ​their​ ​education​ ​while​ ​simultaneously​ ​meeting​ ​the​ ​operational​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​the University. ​

Students who are eligible for need-based aid will automatically qualify to be a part of the Work-Study Program.

If students are awarded scholarships but not need-based awards, they do not qualify for a Work-Study job but can apply for non-Work-Study employment at Quest.

At the end of April and prior to the beginning of the school year, on-campus Work-Study jobs (and a limited number of non-Work-Study jobs) will be posted. All students interested in working on-campus must apply for the desired positions and go through an employment application process. Students who are a part of the Work-Study Program and who apply before the deadline, will be guaranteed an on-campus work-study position.

All​ ​Work-Study​ ​campus​ ​employment​ ​positions​ ​pay​ ​$11.80​ ​per​ ​hour, ​​meaning​ ​that​ ​the​ ​maximum allocation​ ​of​ ​$1,416​ ​would​ ​require​ ​working​ ​approximately​ ​four​ ​hours​ ​per​ ​week​ ​over​ ​the​ ​32​ ​weeks of​ ​classes​ ​in​ ​an​ ​academic​ ​year​ ​(minus​ ​the​ ​first​ ​week​ ​of​ ​each​ ​term).​ ​

Some​ ​positions​ ​will​ ​have regularly​ ​scheduled​ ​hours, ​while​ ​others​ ​may​ ​involve​ ​specific​ ​projects. ​All​ ​students​ ​will​ ​be responsible​ ​to​ ​a​ ​staff​ ​or​ ​faculty​ ​supervisor​ ​who​ ​will​ ​evaluate​ ​their​ ​performance​ ​and​ ​reliability. Students​ ​who​ ​fail​ ​to​ ​show​ ​up​ ​for​ ​scheduled​ ​work​ ​periods,​ ​or​ ​fail​ ​to​ ​perform​ ​satisfactorily​ ​may​ ​lose their​ ​work​ ​position​ ​and​ ​are​ ​not​ ​guaranteed​ ​a​ ​replacement​ ​position.​ ​

A​ ​limited​ ​number​ ​of opportunities​ ​to​ ​work​ ​these​ ​hours​ ​in​ ​a​ ​full​ ​or​ ​part-time​ ​capacity​ ​may​ ​be​ ​available​ ​for​ ​students arriving​ ​early​ ​owing​ ​to​ ​their​ ​obligation​ ​to​ ​sports​ ​teams​ ​or​ ​based​ ​on​ ​operational​ ​needs,​ ​or​ ​their leadership​ ​positions​ ​on​ ​campus,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​in​ ​May​ ​following​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Spring​ ​Term.

Work-Study​ students ​are​ ​not​ ​required​ ​to​ ​accept​ ​an​ ​on-campus​ ​position; they​ ​may​ ​choose​ ​to​ ​take​ ​an​ ​off-campus​ ​job​ ​or​ ​make​ ​up​ ​their​ ​stated​ ​need​ ​in​ ​some​ ​other​ ​manner.

For more information about the Work-Study Program, contact


The Financial Aid office is located within the Office of Admissions, main floor of the Library building. Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Phone: 604.898.8070
Toll Free in North America: 1.888.QUEST.08 (1.888.783.7808)

If you have questions about the status of your file, contact Admissions at or 604-898-8000.

Quest University Canada is committed to accessibility and equity. Students with protected characteristics are welcome to request reasonable accommodations for the application process, and should speak with their Admissions Counsellor if they wish to do so. Any inquiries regarding accommodations while attending Quest should be directed to Krista Lambie, Director of Student Success, at