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Graduate Assistantships

GA Positions

Graduate and teaching assistantships are allocated by the student's academic department, to assist with teaching-related duties.

Full-time doctoral and Master's students in eligible programs may be offered a Graduate Assistantship (GA) for up to 140 hours per term. Under the current GA/TA collective agreement, a Master’s students who is offered a GA position will receive GA support for a total of three terms, and a doctoral student - for seven terms. One additional GA term may be provided depending on availability. The value of a full 140-hour Master's GA is $5,356.40 per term and a doctoral GA - $5,969.40 per term (rates as of Sept. 2018).

Future Graduate Assistant postings, along with application instructions, will be posted to this page. Note that GAs must apply each term by the application deadline.


GA Hourly Rates

M II – $38.26
PhD – $42.64

All rates include 4% vacation pay.
Rates effective as of September 2018.


Some departments may also offer teaching assistantships (TAs) for undergraduate students.

TA I (Years 1 and 2) – $19.80
TA II (Years 2 and 3) – $21.33
TA III – $28.01
M I – $28.01

All rates include 4% vacation pay. 


More Information


Annual orientation workshop

The workshop is held each Fall for new graduate and teaching assistants in all faculties and departments.