The Work Learn International Undergraduate Research Awards have a value of $6,000 each, and $8,700 for the Faculty of Arts. This amount will be reimbursed to your project supervisor's account.
Faculty supervisors are required to supplement the amount of the award using other sources such as university funds or other funds from research grants to meet BC’s minimum wage requirements.
Work payment and benefits
Based on the current BC’s minimum wage requirements (min. wage of $15.65/hour) The minimum pay for the tenure of your award of 16 weeks is $9,000.63, inclusive of 4% vacation pay. If the award is longer than 16 weeks, your pay should increase by a minimum of $569.66 for each additional week, inclusive of 4% vacation pay, or $113.93 for each additional day, inclusive of 4% vacation pay.
Supervisors are also required to fund benefits such as Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Employment Insurance (EI), and Workers Compensation Board (WCB). These benefits amount to approximately 7.48% of the salary.
You will receive your payment from UBC in accordance with its pay procedures. You will also receive a T4 or T4A slip (Statement of Income) for tax purposes from UBC Payroll. Learn about taxes in Canada.
Your supervisor will not be reimbursed for any period during which you worked part-time. No payment will be approved for any vacation leave you take during the work period of the award.