Job opportunity English Language Peer Support (ELPS)
Department/Faculty International Relations, Schulich School of Business
Number of positions Two (2) positions available (part-time)
Reports to Ann Welsh, International Student Support Specialist
Bursary $2000 for total 120 hours (10-12 hours per week)
option for $1000 for 60 hours (5 hours per week)
Restriction Graduate student; Ontario resident (bursary requirement)
Time Requirements to be scheduled Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Application Deadline Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by 5pm
Position Start Date January 20, 2020
Position End Date April 10, 2020

The English Language Peer Supporter(s) will provide English language support to Schulich students for whom English is not a primary language.


  • Hold office hours and take appointments with students to provide English language assistance on written and verbal academic work (cases/papers/assignments/presentations)
  • Assist students with referencing/citations, grammar, composition, verbal skills 
  • Provide guidance and feedback on paper/case positioning and structure within the context of Canadian business school expectations
  • Prepare and facilitate English Conversation Group sessions on a weekly basis
  • Provide project assistance to the International Relations Unit as required


  • Communication – ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to English language learners
  • Tutoring – experience with tutoring or editing academic work
  • Knowledge – strong academic skills and understanding of academic expectations of business school
  • Diversity – experience interacting and working with people from diverse backgrounds and English language capabilities
  • Interest in helping others succeed
  • Previous TA or English teaching experience to adults an asset
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and an Ontario resident (these are government bursary requirements)
  • Enrollment in a Schulich Master’s program required


Please submit a cover letter and resume to Ann Welsh, International Student Support Specialist at by January 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

Only those invited to interview will be contacted – we thank all others for your interest in the position.