Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of giving my personal and sensitive information regarding my Canadian citizenship/residency, banking information, and more to Grapevine?

Grapevine requires your banking information for payroll purposes. You are required to provide information regarding your citizenship/residency, since Grapevine is subsidized by the Government of Canada's Student Workplace Placement Program. A requirement for the placement is proof of citizenship, as only Canadians are eligible for the funding.
For more information about this, please refer to page 4 of this document.

What is considered a valid proof of Canadian citizenship/residency?

A valid proof of Canadian citizenship/residency would be:

  • Valid Canadian passport (must not be expired)
  • Citizenship card
  • Citizenship certificate (both sides)
  • Birth certificate from a Canadian province or territory
  • PR card (both sides)
  • Permanent resident travel document
  • Record of landing
  • Confirmation of permanent resident status
Please note that driver’s licenses and health cards are not accepted as proof of citizenship. For more information about this, please refer to page 4 of this document.

What information do I need to have in my proof of enrollment? Does my transcript count?

The proof of enrollment letter must include the following:

  • Your complete legal name as indicated on your government issued ID or birth certificate
  • Your program of study
  • Your enrollment session (Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter)
  • Your year level (your current year of study)
  • Your university name (or registrar on letterhead)
Your transcript does not count as a proof of enrollment as it does not show your enrollment for the upcoming work term. For more information about this, please refer to page 4 of this document.

I was told that I would be working with [XYZ Company], not Grapevine by Year Zero Corporation, why does my contract say “Grapevine by Year Zero Corporation” as my employer?

The company that you will be working for is [XYZ Company] for the role that you originally got the offer for, despite this not being specified in the contract. This is because when you applied to Grapevine, you agreed to be employed by Grapevine. You will still be working at [XYZ Company], but since you are hired through Grapevine, your contract says Grapevine, instead of the company you will be working for.

I got hired by [XYZ Company] through Grapevine, so who is my employer and whose payroll am I on? How often will I be paid?

You will be on Grapevine’s payroll, employed as a consultant for the company you were matched with. Grapevine will be paying you on a monthly basis on the last weekday of the month.

Is compensation negotiable?

The compensation is not negotiable. For more information on compensation, please see the following note from our CEO and Founder, Kunal Gupta:

Are there any background materials I should be familiar with before my term starts?

If there is any background information that you need to be familiar with, we will make sure to let you know prior to the beginning of your work term.

I have more questions, who can I reach out to?

Email us at if you have any further questions, we are more than happy to assist!

What do I write down as my employee number for the tax forms?

For this section please leave it blank.

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