All students receive a minimum guaranteed stipend of CDN $21,000 per year. The stipend is composed primarily of Teaching Assistantships, for which the student must instruct in undergraduate laboratories, and Research Assistantships usually provided from the research supervisor's grants and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Non-scholarship students are guaranteed a full 1.0 teaching assistant load.
Most scholarship holders are guaranteed a 0.5 teaching load, which allows them to devote more time to their research program. Scholarship students may request a full 1.0 TAship but this requires additional approval from FGS, a statement from the supervisor indicating that the scholarship holder will be able to maintain their expected academic progress, and departmental availability and need for extra teaching assistants.
Please visit Faculty of Graduate Studies - Funding and Awards for more information on available financial support.