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Explore funding opportunities

Funding iconAs an employer, you may be eligible for funding to help your organization hire a UVic student or graduate. 

  • Are you hiring a co-op student? Special funding opportunities for co-op employers are available here.

Government
funding

The provincial and federal governments offer several wage subsidy programs. You may qualify for some of the following programs.

Canada Summer Jobs Program

Canada Summer Jobs Program

The Canada Summer Jobs Program, offered through the Government of Canada, provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students.

Career Focus

Career Focus

Career Focus is a Canada-wide program that offers funding for employers to help post-secondary graduates find career-related work opportunities in Canada and internationally.

Targeted Wage Subsidies

Targeted Wage Subsidies

Targeted Wage Subsidies is an employment program that provides financial assistance to employers to hire eligible individuals. The program encourages employers to hire individuals whom they would not normally hire without a subsidy.

Get Youth Working! 

Get Youth Working!

Funded through the Canada-BC Labour Market Agreement, Get Youth Working! offers BC employers a $2,800 hiring incentive to hire eligible youth 15 to 19 years of age, as well as a $1,000 training fund for the newly hired youth.

Industry-specific
funding

  • Hiring an Engineering and Computer Science/Math Co-op student? Use this sheet for a list of external co-op funding options available in these industries.

Funding for
students

  • BM Lime Connect Canada Scholarship and Internship Program for Students with Disabilities: This program awards a $5,000 scholarship and 2011 paid internship for students with a disability who are in their third year of study (or who have one year remaining) at a four-year university in Canada. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, software engineering or other discipline related to the information technology industry.
  • Co-op students can learn about funding opportunities on the co-op funding page.
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