Funding for employers across Canada

Student Work Placement Program

The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) offers up to $7,000 to help employers in designated sectors create new student positions. The following is a list of SWPP partner programs that support the hiring of students:

  1. Information Technology Association of Canada – Career Ready Program
  2. Information and Communication Technology Council – WIL Digital
  3. Canadian Council for Aerospace and Aviation (CCAA) – CCAA and the SWILP
  4. Environmental Careers Organization of Canada – Wage Subsidy Program for Environmental Students
  5. Biotalent Canada – Student Work-Integrated Learning Program
  6. Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) – Empowering Futures: Developing Electricity Talent Through Work-Integrated Learning
  7. Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) – Gearing Up: Developing Mining Talent Through Work-Integrated Learning
  8. Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA)
  9. Venture for Canada Atlantic Internship Program
  10. Campus Connect

Canada Summer Jobs
Provides wage subsidies to assist not-for-profit, public sector and smaller private sector organizations with 50 or fewer employees across Canada. [Learn more]

Mitacs Accelerate 
Solve your research challenges with academic expertise, leveraged funding, and one-to-one support from Mitacs. [Learn more]

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Alliance Grant
NSERC funds collaborative research projects between universities and partner organizations that have an active role in the project’s research activities, apply project research results or play an active role in translating or mobilizing knowledge to achieve outcomes. [Learn more]

Science and Technology Internship Program
Provides an opportunity to recent graduates in natural science and engineering to gain relevant and meaningful work experiences within their field of study. [Learn more]

Young Canada Works
Young Canada Works offers eligible employers wage subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth with innovative ideas and competitive skills. [Learn more]

Provincial-specific funding opportunities


Small Enterprise Co-operative Placement Assistance Program (SECPAP)
A wage subsidy program providing financial support for students of co-operative programs at Memorial University of Newfoundland and College of the North Atlantic. [Learn more]

New Brunswick

Helps employers drive innovation within their companies by funding experiential learning opportunities for young and ambitious students. [Learn more]

Wage reimbursements to help provincial departments, agencies, hospital corporations, community colleges or universities employ students in post-secondary co-operative education programs. [Learn more]

Wage reimbursements for 12-16 weeks to help provincial departments, agencies, hospital corporations, community colleges or universities employ students in post-secondary co-operative education programs. This program is only for co-op students. [Learn more]

Nova Scotia

Co-op Education Incentive
The Co-op Education Incentive provides wage assistance to private sector, government-funded and non-profit organizations in Nova Scotia who offer career-related work experiences for co-op students. [Learn more]

Emerging Now (Industrial Engineering)
Provides wage subsidies to Nova Scotia-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve their organizational productivity and make advancements in manufacturing modernization. [Learn more]

Graduate to Opportunity (GTO)
GTO provides salary contributions to employers to offset the cost of hiring a recent graduate and assist post-secondary graduates find career opportunities in Nova Scotia. [Learn more]

Innovate to Opportunity (ITO)
Innovate to Opportunity helps recent masters and PhD graduates start their careers while helping businesses become research and innovation focused. The program pairs recent graduates with businesses that are focused on research and innovation. [Learn more]

Student Summer Skills Incentive (SKILL)
SKILL partners with not-for-profit organizations to create career-related summer jobs for post-secondary students. The jobs are distributed across the province based on population and unemployment for each county. [Learn more]