Rates of Pay for student employees shall be established based on the rate of an approved public service job classification. Rates will be determined as a percentage of the minimum salary of the designated pay level as identified by the Human Resource Secretariat.
Student Employees: the period of practical work experience required as part of successful completion of a program of study offered by an accredited educational institution. Departments may continue to employ students after completion of the required period of practical work experience as necessary. The designation of student employee shall not be used after completion of the academic program. A person shall cease to be considered a Student Employee upon completion of the educational program.
Summer Student: traditional period of employment during the summer months (May to August).
It shall be the responsibility of Departments to:
It is the responsibility of the HRS to:
The following scales and percentages shall be used in determining rates for student employees.
Undergraduate Student Rates
Co-operative Student rates shall be based on the salary of the entry-level classification associated with the student position as follows:
|MUN Business||CG 30|
|MUN Engineering||CG 30|
|All other Undergraduate Degree Programs||CG 30|
|All other Diploma Programs||CG 25|
These rates apply to all students enrolled in education programs that have practical work experience as a requirement of the program. The following rates apply to the year of study of the student:
|Work Term/Year of Study||Percentage of Minimum
(Step 1) of Designated Classification
(CG pay scale)
|Work Term 1 or 1st Year of Study||60%|
|Work Term 2 or 2nd Year of Study||65%|
|Work Term 3 or 3rd Year of Study||70%|
|Work Term 4 or 4th Year of Study||75%|
|Work Term 5 or 5th Year of Study||80%|
|Work Term 6 or 6th Year of Study||85%|
Example: A first year MUN B. Comm. student shall receive 60% of Step 1 of the CG-30 pay scale. Step 1 of CG-30, as of April 1, 2011, is $23.97/hr. 60% equals $14.38/hr
Students of Graduate/Masters programs shall receive 75% of the minimum hourly salary (Step 1) of the CG-34 or equivalent pay scale.
PhD eligible students shall receive 75% of the minimum hourly salary (Step 1) of the CG-37 or equivalent pay scale.
Effective April 1, 2011, the rate for all summer students shall be Provincial Minimum Wage plus $2.65/hr.
Articled Law Students
1st year Law Student: 75% of Step 1 of the Solicitor I scale
2nd year Law Student: 85% of Step 1 of the Solicitor I scale
3rd year Law Student: 95% of Step 1 of the Solicitor I scale
Approved Student Rates: Effective April 15, 2015 (8 KB)
Above is information and resources pertaining to the Student Employment and Compensation Policy and Rates. For any additional information, please contact the
Classification and Compensation Division.
Last Policy Update: May 16, 2011
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