Graduate and Teaching Assistantships (GAs/TAs)

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

Graduate Assistants

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 $5,278 per term and a doctoral GA - $5,881.4 per term (rates as of Sept. 2017).

GA Hourly Rates

M II – $37.70
PhD – $42.01

All rates include 4% vacation pay.
Rates effective as of September 2017.

Teaching Assistants

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

TA hourly rates:

TA I (Years 1 and 2) – $19.51
TA II (Years 1 and 2) – $21.02
TA III – $27.591
M I – $27.59

All rates include 4% vacation pay.
Rates effective as of September 2017.

More Information

For further details and applications please consult your academic department.