Ignite Summer 2022

 Logo with text - Ignite The University of Windsor's Work Study Program

 

  • Supervisors will be reimbursed up to $1,000 per approved position for actual expenditures on hourly wage, vacation pay, and other mandatory employment-related payroll costs (EI, CPP, EHT, holiday pay). 

  • Ignite students must be paid as student casual wage employees from a departmental budget or research grant account with a WKS classification ending in 81520 (operating accounts) or 67160 (trusts and research accounts). 

  • Supervisors will set the hourly rate of pay equal to or greater than minimum wage, currently $15.00/hr. 

  • Expenditures over and above the $1000 funding allocation remain the responsibility of the department.
    • It is the responsibility of the supervisor to keep track of hours worked and ensure they stay within budget.
    • Interim calculations of dollars spent can be provided upon request and calculations for estimated number of hours covered by each $1000 allocation are available here.

·Supervisors will be reimbursed up to $1,000 per approved position for actual expenditures on hourly wage, vacation pay, and other mandatory employment related payroll costs (EI, CPP, EHT, holiday pay)

·Supervisors will be responsible to pay the students they hire, from their own departmental student casual wage account, on a bi-weekly basis, by submitting timecards to Payroll, lump sums are not an acceptable form of Ignite funding distribution

·Supervisors are welcome and encouraged to pay students over and above the subsidized amount if their budget allows

*The amounts below represent an estimate of how many hours $1000 will cover and includes approximate costs associated with EI, CPP, EHT and WSIB to minimize affect on departmental budget
 

  • If you pay $15.00 per hour =  hours of work
  • If you pay $16.00 per hour =  hours of work
  • If you pay $17.00 per hour =  hours of work
  • If you pay $18.00 per hour =  hours of work
  • To be considered for funding through this experiential learning program, job proposals must:
    • Provide an opportunity for a student to apply skills and knowledge in a work setting and be exposed to authentic workplace demands,
    • Identify at least one competency that can be developed in the role,
    • Articulate at least one learning outcome that can be achieved in the role,
    • Incorporate direct supervision, mentorship, and feedback by one or more faculty or staff members.
  • Job proposals are being accepted for the Summer 2022 semester (May to August) only. A separate call will take place over the summer for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 Ignite positions.
  • Students currently working in Winter 2022 Ignite roles can continue in the same role if the position is approved for funding and the program coordinator confirms student continues to meet eligibility requirements for the summer.
  • Both full-time (more than 24 hrs/wk) and part-time (fewer than 24 hrs/wk) opportunities can be submitted but the maximum reimbursement dollar value for either type of role is $1000. 
  • A job proposal can request multiple positions, but a separate proposal is required for every unique job.
  • Job proposals can be submitted via Qualtrics by April 5th, 2022
  • Proposals will be reviewed and scored using a rubric and applicants will be notified of results by April 29th.
  • Individuals that sit on Provost’s Council will have an opportunity to review and notify CDEL of positions that are deemed a priority for the operations in their portfolios.
  • Given that these roles take place over the summer months when the majority of students are on a scheduled break or studying part-time, eligibility requirements are different than for Ignite positions that take place in the Fall or Winter.
  • To be hired into a position funded by the Ignite Summer 2022, students must:
    • Be in good academic standing (cumulative average of 60% or higher and not be on academic probation),
    • Have a valid Social Insurance Number and be eligible to work on campus,
    • Not be on a co-op work term in the semester they are employed in an Ignite position,
    • Be registered in at least one intersession or summer course OR have been registered in at least one course in Winter 2022 and be returning to study at UWindsor in Fall 2022.
  • Please note that reimbursement will not be provided to supervisors for hours worked by any student that was not registered over the summer and does not register for classes in Fall 2022.
  • Students actively registered in more than one course cannot work more than 24 hours a week on campus (across all roles they may be hired into) and students with a GA role are limited to 100 hours of work per semester.
  • Students working in full-time roles must be on a scheduled break, registered in no more than one Summer or Intersession course, and be returning to studies at UWindsor in Fall 2022.
  • Jobs awarded Ignite funding are subject to review by Human Resources before a student can be hired. 

  • Approved jobs will be posted on mySuccess and students who meet the requirements may apply beginning May 9th, 2022. Supervisors may also recruit a candidate through their own networks. 

  • Hired Winter 2022 Ignite students can stay in a role with the same department if they meet Summer 2022 eligibility requirements and the role they will hold in Summer 2022 is granted funding. These students can continue working and begin as Summer 2022 Ignite students on May 2,2022. An updated hiring authorization will need to be completed and submitted. Ignite will be confirming student eligibility and notifying supervisors and HR if requirements have not been met.  

  • Hiring deadline is July 8th, 2022. 

  • Supervisors or designates must submit Ignite timesheets to Payroll and pay students on a bi-weekly basis.

Ignite Work Period, Summer 2022 

  • Summer 2022 First day to work Tuesday May 10th, 2022 
  • Deadline to hire— Friday July 8th, 2022 
  • Last day of work— Friday August 19th, 2022 
  • Final payroll process— Friday August 26th, 2022 
  • Can I hire my current Fall/Winter student?
    Yes, if the student meets the eligibility requirements above.
    Please note: Summer 2022 student participation will not affect their eligibility for 2022-2023 positions. Students are permitted to hold one Ignite position at a time.
     
  • Can Ignite funding be stacked with other funding (example; Canada Summer Jobs)?
    Yes, Ignite funding can be stacked with other funding sources such as CSJ, as long as the funds are not double dipped.

    For example: 
    If you get CSJ, it’s only for 75% of minimum wage and likely only going to be for 6-8 weeks. You could use Ignite funds to cover the 25% plus anything over minimum wage or beyond the CSJ approved time period. 
     
  • When can I start hiring?
    If your job proposal is approved, you will be notified by April 29th. Jobs will be posted on mySuccess on May 8th, 2021, unless you notify us with an identified candidate. Students can be hired up to Friday July 8th, 2022.
     
  • What do I do if I have identified a student I would like to hire?

Follow these steps:

  1. Discuss and confirm Ignite Student eligibility with the candidate
  2. Fill out the Ignite Student Hiring Authorization form(s) and submit it to Ignite and HR
  3. The student(s) attend a launch session within the first two weeks of their start date
  4. Pay students bi-week from WKS Account (lump sum payment at the end is not acceptable)
     
  • How much should I pay my student?
    Supervisors will be reimbursed up to $1,000 per approved position for actual expenditures on hourly wage, vacation pay, and other mandatory employment related payroll costs (EI, CPP, EHT, holiday pay).
    Supervisors are welcome and encouraged to pay students over and above the subsidized amount if their budget allows.
    Supervisors will be responsible to pay the students they hire, from their own departmental student casual wage account, on a bi-weekly basis, by submitting timecards to Payroll, lump sums are not an acceptable form of Ignite funding distribution.