Student Rates of Pay - Effective January 1, 2014

1. Rates of Pay for Secondary School Students

Effective
Academic level Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
Secondary $10.34 $10.75 $11.01 $11.26

Application of 2014 rates of pay for secondary school students:

  1. Students may be paid at any step above the minimum rate in the following circumstances:
    • 1.1 When the students are re-employed (as defined by the Public Service Commission for the purpose of recruitment and referral of students);
    • 1.2 When the students have relevant previous work experience;
    • 1.3 When there is a shortage of students in the field of study required.

    Managers should be mindful of the need for equity and consistency in recommending a pay rate for secondary school students.

  2. For assignments requiring secondary school education, managers may offer the assignment to post-secondary students and pay them the secondary school rate of pay only when secondary school students are not available.

2. Research Affiliate Program

Since , deputy heads are authorized to set a stipend or a bursary in lieu of a salary.  The stipend should reflect the corresponding hourly, weekly or monthly rate established for other post-secondary students for their completed years in their current field of study. The bursaries are paid through installments.

3. Rates of Pay for Post-secondary School Students

Effective
Academic Levels Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8
College / CEGEP
Pre-University
$12.26 $12.98 $13.76 $14.60 $15.50 $16.41 NA NA
University
Under-graduate
$12.77 $13.68 $14.62 $15.63 $16.72 $17.92 $19.14 $20.51
Master's $17.92 $19.34 $20.89 $22.54 NA NA NA NA
Doctorate $20.70 $22.55 $24.59 NA NA NA NA NA

Application of 2014 rates of pay for post-secondary students:

  1. Rates of pay are determined at the initial appointment or reappointment stage and are based on the student's current academic level.
  2. Since , the rates of pay are not directly related to the number of years of study.  Organizations have delegated authority to offer students a salary within a salary range for a particular academic level.  It is recommended, however, that departments ensure uniformity in student rates of pay within the organization.
  3. The rates of pay are designed to provide managers with a certain amount of  flexibility, which means that managers can pay the students at any step above the minimum rate, under the following circumstances:
    • 3.1  When the students are re-employed (as defined by the Public Service Commission for the purpose of recruitment and referral of students);
    • 3.2  When the students have relevant previous work experience;
    • 3.3  When the students have completed more than one (1) year of study in their present academic program;
    • 3.4  When there is a shortage of students in the field of study required;
    • 3.5  When the students are undergoing a second college or university undergraduate degree;
    • 3.6  When a university degree or year of study is required as a prerequisite for another program, such as a bachelor of law, education, medicine, pharmacy or veterinary sciences program.
  4. The rate of pay selected should allow for a meaningful progression in the salary range on subsequent assignments.
  5. Students enrolled at a university in a pre-university year are to be remunerated at the college/CEGEP level.
  6. Students who:
    • have completed a university degree, and
    • continue their studies at a college in a related field of study
    are to be remunerated at the step in the salary range for university undergraduate studies which is not less than the salary earned in the previous year.

4. Student Rates of Pay for Departmental Programs

Vimy Guide Program (Veterans Affairs Canada)

Effective
Assignment Academic Levels/Hourly Rates
Guides University Undergraduate Step 2 $13.68
Guides (Call-back) University Undergraduate Step 3 $14.62
Senior Guides University Undergraduate Step 4 $15.63

In-shore Rescue Program (Fisheries and Oceans)

Effective
Assignment Academic Levels/Hourly Rates
Crew University Undergraduate Step 3 $14.62
Coxswain University Undergraduate Step 7 $19.14
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