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You may be eligible for funding when hiring co-op students.

Search below or filter by your business type or region to see funding opportunities. We've noted where funding can be stacked.

You'll see tags under each funding option describing who you can hire:

  • co-op students: students who are taking part in co-op (usually, qualifying students must be Canadian, permanent residents or under refugee protection and be legally able to work in Canada)
  • equity: students who are part of an equity deserving group, including persons who identify as having a disability, visible minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community and Indigenous students
  • Indigenous: Indigenous students from Canada
  • international: students who are not citizens of Canada
  • new grads: students who are about to graduate from university or are recent graduates
  • youth: people between 15 and 30 years old, depending on the funding program
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  • BC Arts Council - Co-op Placement Program

    Co-op students Indigenous Equity International

    The BC Arts Council's Co-op Placement Program helps arts and cultural organizations to hire students for professional work experience through co-op placement and work-integrated learning programs.

    Your organization can apply for up to $10,000 for one term or $20,000 for two terms. All of the funding received will go towards the wages of the student.

    Apply now

    Arts and culture Not-for-profit and charities British Columbia
  • BC Employer Training Grant (ETG)

    New grads

    This program helps employers fund work terms where they can provide skills training to new or current employees, with the goal that they will:

    • develop skills and certification
    • upgrade skills needed due to automation
    • enhance productivity

    As an employer, you can receive between 60% and 100% reimbursement for employee training. This program is facilitated through WorkBC.

    Apply now

    Transportation Mining Aviation Manufacturing Healthcare Agriculture, forests and parks Environment Tourism and hospitality Business or commerce Energy Science, technology, engineering and math Arts and culture Bioscience Not-for-profit and charities British Columbia
  • BioTalent Student Work Placement Program Updated

    Youth Co-op students Indigenous Equity

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible
    • co-op roles must be related to the areas of bio science and healthcare

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding

    When to apply

    • you must have a candidate before applying for funding
    • the application must be submitted at least 20 business days before the end of the placement
    • the co-op student can't start their work term until funding is approved
    • it takes 3 to 5 days to process an application

    Questions?

    Contact Joanne Jordan, business development officer, or at 1-866-243-2472 ext. 240.

    How to apply

    Bioscience Not-for-profit and charities Science, technology, engineering and math Business or commerce Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Saskatchewan Quebec British Columbia Nunavut Yukon Alberta Manitoba Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island
  • Canada Summer Jobs

    Indigenous International Equity Co-op students

    Canada Summer Jobs is run through Service Canada. It provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It's designed to focus on local priorities while helping both students and their communities.

    The application period typically runs from early January to early February. Please refer to the Service Canada website for specific dates. 

    Apply now

    Science, technology, engineering and math Bioscience Arts and culture Business or commerce Energy Transportation Environment Agriculture, forests and parks Mining Manufacturing Tourism and hospitality Healthcare Not-for-profit and charities Aviation British Columbia Saskatchewan Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nunavut Yukon Manitoba Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Alberta New Brunswick Ontario Quebec
  • Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC-CCRHA) - SWPP Updated

    Co-op students Youth Indigenous Equity

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • Registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • Government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible 

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding 

    When to apply

    You should apply for funding before the student starts their work term.

    Questions?

    Contact Nadee Imran, AgriTalent program manager, or at 343-999-3953

    How to apply

    Agriculture, forests and parks Business or commerce Not-for-profit and charities Newfoundland and Labrador Quebec Prince Edward Island Nunavut Manitoba Nova Scotia Saskatchewan Northwest Territories Yukon New Brunswick British Columbia Alberta Ontario
  • Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) Updated

    Youth Equity Co-op students Indigenous

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding 

    When to apply

    You should apply for funding before the student starts their work term.

    Questions?

    Contact Gabriel Seguin, SWPP project coordinator, or at 613-727-8272 ext. 236.

    How to apply

    Not-for-profit and charities Aviation Manufacturing Business or commerce New Brunswick British Columbia Nunavut Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Alberta Yukon Quebec Saskatchewan Ontario Manitoba Northwest Territories Nova Scotia
  • Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) - SWPP Updated

    Youth Equity Indigenous Co-op students

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible
    • co-op roles must be related to the areas of bioscience and healthcare

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding

    When to apply

    You should apply for funding before the student starts their work term.

    Questions?

    Contact Sarolta Csete.

    How to apply

    Not-for-profit and charities Arts and culture Business or commerce Nova Scotia New Brunswick Alberta Ontario Saskatchewan Yukon Quebec Northwest Territories Newfoundland and Labrador Manitoba Nunavut Prince Edward Island British Columbia
  • Canadian Tourism Cultural Human Resource Council - Propel Student Work Placement Program Updated

    Co-op students Indigenous Equity Youth

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible 

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding

    When to apply

    You should apply for funding before the student starts their work term.

    Questions?

    Contact the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council.

    How to apply

    Tourism and hospitality Business or commerce Arts and culture Not-for-profit and charities Nova Scotia Alberta Saskatchewan Quebec Yukon Northwest Territories New Brunswick British Columbia Prince Edward Island Ontario Nunavut Newfoundland and Labrador Manitoba
  • Career Launcher Internships

    New grads

    The Career Launcher Internships program is funded by the Government of Canada as part of the Youth Employment Strategy.

    As an employer, you can receive up to $32,000 to hire skilled graduates.

    Apply now

    Mining Science, technology, engineering and math Aviation Environment Arts and culture Transportation Bioscience Energy Manufacturing Healthcare Not-for-profit and charities Tourism and hospitality Business or commerce Agriculture, forests and parks Yukon Nunavut Newfoundland and Labrador Manitoba British Columbia New Brunswick Prince Edward Island Saskatchewan Nova Scotia Quebec Alberta Ontario Northwest Territories
  • Co-operative Education Not-for-Profit Wage Subsidy Program (SF-ELF)

    International Co-op students Equity Indigenous

    This funding provides eligible charity and not-for-profit organizations with up to $5,000 to cover a portion of the cost of hiring a UVic co-op student. Half of the funding goes to the employer at the end of the first month of the work term. The rest of the funding is released after the employer has completed the final competency assessment. 

    About this funding

    This funding is part of UVic's Strategic Framework Experiential Learning Fund (SF-ELF), which supports students and employers in Canada and abroad as they participate in hands-on learning.

    How to apply

    • work with your UVic co-op coordinator to review the guidelines and your eligibility
    • complete the application form with your UVic co-op coordinator
    • your coordinator will submit the application for consideration 

    Apply now

    SF-ELF application form
    822KB PDF | Last updated Apr. 26, 2022
    Not-for-profit and charities Prince Edward Island Quebec Alberta Northwest Territories Ontario Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Saskatchewan Manitoba Nova Scotia Nunavut British Columbia Yukon
  • Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) - SWPP Updated

    Youth Equity Indigenous Co-op students

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding

    When to apply

    You should apply for funding before the student starts their work term.

    Questions?

    Email us.

    How to apply

    Not-for-profit and charities Arts and culture Business or commerce Tourism and hospitality Ontario British Columbia Alberta New Brunswick Northwest Territories Saskatchewan Quebec Nova Scotia Nunavut Prince Edward Island Newfoundland and Labrador Yukon Manitoba
  • Digital Lift Internship Program

    Equity Co-op students Indigenous

    This program provides skilled individuals with hands-on internship experience at technology companies across the province.

    The internships specifically aim to help Indigenous Peoples, women, rural youth and transitioning workers gain real-world experience working in the tech sector through a 4-month paid virtual internship. Opportunities exist to work with some of BC’s best technology companies.

    Apply now

    Science, technology, engineering and math British Columbia
  • Digital Skills for Youth Program

    New grads Co-op students

    Digital Skills for Youth connects underemployed post-secondary graduates with small businesses and not-for-profit organizations where they can gain meaningful work experience to help them transition to career-oriented employment.

    This funding is intended for registered Canadian small- or medium-sized businesses and not-for-profits (500 employees maximum).

    Apply now

    Aviation Business or commerce Healthcare Mining Transportation Arts and culture Manufacturing Agriculture, forests and parks Science, technology, engineering and math Bioscience Tourism and hospitality Energy Not-for-profit and charities Environment Saskatchewan Nunavut Quebec Nova Scotia Yukon Ontario Prince Edward Island New Brunswick Alberta British Columbia Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Manitoba
  • ECO-Canada Student Work Placement Program Updated

    Youth Indigenous Co-op students Equity

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible
    • co-op roles must be related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, math or business

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding

    When to apply

    Funding must be approved before the student starts the placement. Once you've secured funding, you can begin the hiring process.

    Questions?

    Email us.  

    How to apply

    Business or commerce Bioscience Science, technology, engineering and math Environment Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Alberta Saskatchewan Northwest Territories Prince Edward Island Quebec Ontario Yukon Manitoba New Brunswick British Columbia Nunavut
  • Electricity Human Resources Canada - Empowering Futures - SWPP Updated

    Equity Co-op students Youth Indigenous

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible
    • this funding is for employers whose primary activity is the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, including the renewable sector, equipment manufacturers, supplier services and UAV and EV companies

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding

    When to apply

    You should apply for funding before the student starts their work term.

    Questions?

    Contact Grace Kanza, Employering Futures project coordinator, or at 613-235-5540.

    How to apply

    Not-for-profit and charities Manufacturing Science, technology, engineering and math Business or commerce Energy New Brunswick Nova Scotia Northwest Territories Manitoba British Columbia Alberta Quebec Prince Edward Island Newfoundland and Labrador Ontario Nunavut Yukon Saskatchewan
  • Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) - WILWorks Program - SWPP

    Indigenous Co-op students Youth Equity

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible 

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding 

    When to apply

    You should apply for funding before the student starts their work term.

    Questions?

    Contact Lynn Morris.

    How to apply

    Manufacturing New Brunswick Yukon Manitoba Alberta Newfoundland and Labrador Saskatchewan Nunavut Nova Scotia Northwest Territories Quebec British Columbia Prince Edward Island Ontario
  • First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program

    Indigenous

    This program provides Indigenous youth with summer employment opportunities where they can gain work experience and develop important skills such as communication, problem solving and teamwork.

    Apply now

    Mining Science, technology, engineering and math Tourism and hospitality Aviation Agriculture, forests and parks Transportation Not-for-profit and charities Healthcare Arts and culture Business or commerce Manufacturing Energy Environment Bioscience Prince Edward Island Yukon Quebec Saskatchewan Manitoba New Brunswick Ontario Northwest Territories Alberta Newfoundland and Labrador British Columbia Nunavut Nova Scotia
  • Food Processing Skills Canada (FPSC-CTAC) - SWPP Updated

    Indigenous Youth Equity Co-op students

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible
    • this funding is for employers in the food and beverage sector, including food and beverage processors, breweries and distilleries, restaurants and grocery stores 

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding

    When to apply

    You should apply for funding before the student starts their work term.

    Questions?

    Email Cynthia Perry, outreach manager. 

    How to apply

    Tourism and hospitality Agriculture, forests and parks Nova Scotia Saskatchewan Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Alberta Northwest Territories Prince Edward Island Nunavut Manitoba Yukon British Columbia Quebec Ontario
  • Fédération des Chambres de Commerce de Québec (FCCQ) - SWPP Updated

    Equity Youth Indigenous Co-op students

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible 

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding

    When to apply

    You should apply for funding before the student starts their work term.

    Questions?

    Email us

    How to apply

    Agriculture, forests and parks Manufacturing Science, technology, engineering and math Arts and culture Business or commerce Transportation Environment Healthcare Tourism and hospitality Aviation Energy Not-for-profit and charities Bioscience Mining Quebec
  • Get Youth Working

    Co-op students Indigenous Youth Equity New grads

    Funded through the Canada-BC Labour Market Agreement, this program offers BC employers a $2,800 hiring incentive to hire eligible youth 17 to 29 years of age, as well as a $1,000 training fund for newly hired youth.

    Apply now

    Bioscience Mining Science, technology, engineering and math Agriculture, forests and parks Tourism and hospitality Manufacturing Healthcare Energy Arts and culture Business or commerce Aviation Transportation Not-for-profit and charities Environment British Columbia
  • ICTC - WIL Digital Programs - SWPP Updated

    Co-op students Indigenous Equity Youth

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible 

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding

    When to apply

    You can request funding before finalizing the hiring process.

    Questions?

    Email us.

    How to apply

    Business or commerce Science, technology, engineering and math Arts and culture Manufacturing Not-for-profit and charities Tourism and hospitality Agriculture, forests and parks Bioscience Transportation Nova Scotia Yukon Saskatchewan Nunavut Alberta Ontario Newfoundland and Labrador Manitoba British Columbia Northwest Territories Prince Edward Island New Brunswick Quebec
  • Indigenous Co-operative Education Wage Subsidy Program (SF-ELF) Updated

    Indigenous Co-op students

    This funding provides Indigenous community organizations with up to $5,000 to cover a portion of the cost of hiring a UVic co-op student. Half of the funding goes to the employer at the end of the first month of the work term. The rest of the funding is released after the employer has completed the final competency assessment. 

    About this funding

    This funding is part of UVic's Strategic Framework Experiential Learning Fund (SF-ELF), which supports students and employers in Canada and abroad as they participate in hands-on learning.

    How to apply

    • work with your UVic co-op coordinator to review the guidelines and your eligibility
    • complete the application form with your UVic co-op coordinator
    • your coordinator will submit the application for consideration 

    Apply now - deadline August 4th at 4:00 PM. 

    SF-ELF application form
    846KB PDF | Last updated Jul. 26, 2022
    Not-for-profit and charities Aviation Environment Arts and culture Transportation Manufacturing Bioscience Mining Science, technology, engineering and math Healthcare Agriculture, forests and parks Energy Tourism and hospitality Business or commerce Indigenous community organization Northwest Territories British Columbia Quebec New Brunswick Yukon Manitoba Nova Scotia Ontario Newfoundland and Labrador Saskatchewan Alberta Nunavut Prince Edward Island
  • IRAP Youth Employment Program

    New grads Co-op students

    This program offers financial assistance to offset the cost of hiring young talent to work on projects in research and development, engineering, multimedia or market analysis.

    Apply now

    Aviation Bioscience Healthcare Arts and culture Science, technology, engineering and math Tourism and hospitality Manufacturing Not-for-profit and charities Energy Environment Mining Transportation Business or commerce Agriculture, forests and parks Saskatchewan Yukon Quebec Alberta British Columbia Nova Scotia Manitoba Northwest Territories Prince Edward Island New Brunswick Nunavut Ontario Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Magnet Student Work Placement Program Updated

    Co-op students Youth Equity Indigenous

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding

    When to apply

    You should apply before the student begins their work term.

    How to apply

    Business or commerce Science, technology, engineering and math Energy Transportation Environment Manufacturing Mining Bioscience Agriculture, forests and parks Tourism and hospitality Aviation Not-for-profit and charities Arts and culture Healthcare Saskatchewan Prince Edward Island Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Nunavut Ontario Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Northwest Territories New Brunswick Yukon Quebec
  • Mining Industry Human Resources Council - Gearing Up Program Updated

    Equity Indigenous Youth Co-op students

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding 

    When to apply

    You should apply for funding before the student starts their work term.

    Questions?

    Email us or call 1-800-486-9158.

    How to apply

    Mining Yukon Alberta Quebec Nova Scotia Manitoba Northwest Territories New Brunswick Ontario Nunavut Prince Edward Island Newfoundland and Labrador Saskatchewan British Columbia
  • Mitacs Accelerate BC

    International Equity Indigenous Co-op students

    Interested in pursuing a joint research project with UVic? Through Mitacs Accelerate BC, you can hire a graduate co-op student to spend half of a four-month work term researching a topic of interest to the student, their faculty supervisor and your company.

    Mitacs Accelerate BC and you, the employer, will both contribute $7,500 for a four-month work term. The student will spend half the work term at your workplace and the other half at UVic, where they’ll work on research under the guidance of the faculty supervisor.

    Apply now

    Manufacturing Mining Tourism and hospitality Arts and culture Transportation Bioscience Environment Energy Healthcare Agriculture, forests and parks Aviation Science, technology, engineering and math Business or commerce Not-for-profit and charities Northwest Territories Ontario Alberta Prince Edward Island New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Saskatchewan Yukon Nova Scotia Nunavut Quebec Manitoba British Columbia International
  • National Research Council Canada - Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC - IRAP)

    Equity Co-op students Indigenous

    This program provides innovation and funding services to accelerate the growth of business.

    Apply now

    Tourism and hospitality Manufacturing Arts and culture Science, technology, engineering and math Not-for-profit and charities Business or commerce Nunavut Yukon Prince Edward Island Alberta Saskatchewan Nova Scotia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Quebec New Brunswick Ontario British Columbia
  • Ontario Chamber of Commerce - Talent Opportunities Program (TOP) - SWPP Updated

    Indigenous Youth Co-op students Equity

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible 

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding

    When to apply

    You should apply before the student begins their work term.

    How to apply

    Agriculture, forests and parks Tourism and hospitality Business or commerce Manufacturing Environment Aviation Transportation Science, technology, engineering and math Mining Arts and culture Not-for-profit and charities Energy Bioscience Healthcare Alberta
  • Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)

    Co-op students International Indigenous Equity

    The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) may provide funding to provincial ministry employers who wish to hire co-op students to work on projects that meet PICS main objectives. These objectives include low-carbon emissions research and research related to sustainable communities.

    Apply now

    Environment Not-for-profit and charities British Columbia
  • Project Learning Tree Canada

    Youth Equity Co-op students Indigenous New grads

    This program offers a 50% to 80% wage match for employers hiring youth aged 15 to 30 into Green Jobs.

    Apply now

    Environment Not-for-profit and charities Science, technology, engineering and math Business or commerce Energy Agriculture, forests and parks Prince Edward Island British Columbia Alberta Nunavut Quebec Saskatchewan Manitoba Nova Scotia Newfoundland and Labrador Ontario New Brunswick Yukon Northwest Territories
  • School Works - Co-op Wage Subsidy Program

    Co-op students Equity Indigenous International

    This program provides $8/hr wage subsidies to employers in Columbia Basin Trust’s region to help them hire post-secondary students who are enrolled in full-time education and participating in a recognized university or college co-op education program.

    Apply now

    Healthcare Business or commerce Not-for-profit and charities Arts and culture Agriculture, forests and parks Manufacturing Bioscience Science, technology, engineering and math Aviation Transportation Mining Tourism and hospitality Energy Environment British Columbia
  • Science and Technology Internship Program - Green Jobs Updated

    Co-op students New grads

    This program helps employers to hire young Canadians as they get started in a green career.

    This funding is for:

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profits in natural resources sector who can offer a minimum of 30 hours per week
    • Indigenous organizations and groups
    • provincial, territorial and regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies.

    Apply now

    Not-for-profit and charities Science, technology, engineering and math Tourism and hospitality Transportation Business or commerce Bioscience Environment Aviation Mining Manufacturing Healthcare Arts and culture Energy Agriculture, forests and parks Prince Edward Island Ontario Northwest Territories Newfoundland and Labrador Nunavut British Columbia Quebec Nova Scotia Yukon Saskatchewan Manitoba Alberta New Brunswick
  • Science Horizons Youth Internship Program Updated

    New grads

    The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program provides up to $25,000 in wage subsidies to eligible employers across Canada to hire university, college and polytechnic graduates for internships in the environmental science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

    Funding is offered through the following delivery organizations:

    Apply now

    Energy Science, technology, engineering and math Healthcare Not-for-profit and charities Environment Bioscience Manufacturing Business or commerce Nunavut Ontario New Brunswick Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia Manitoba Northwest Territories Saskatchewan British Columbia Yukon Newfoundland and Labrador Alberta Quebec
  • TECHNATION - Career Ready Program Updated

    Equity Co-op students Youth Indigenous

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding

    When to apply

    You should apply for funding before the student starts their work term.

    Questions?

    Email us

    How to apply

    Business or commerce Not-for-profit and charities Science, technology, engineering and math Prince Edward Island Quebec Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Yukon Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Northwest Territories Nunavut New Brunswick
  • Trucking Human Resources Canada Updated

    Equity Youth Indigenous Co-op students

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    • registered Canadian businesses or not-for-profit organizations are eligible
    • government organizations, financial sector employers and post-secondary institutions are not eligible

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding

    When to apply

    You should apply for funding before the student starts their work term.

    Questions?

    Email us

    How to apply

    Transportation Not-for-profit and charities Business or commerce Quebec Nova Scotia Northwest Territories Newfoundland and Labrador Ontario Alberta Yukon New Brunswick Prince Edward Island Saskatchewan Manitoba Nunavut British Columbia
  • Venture for Canada - SWPP Updated

    Youth Indigenous Co-op students Equity

    This funding is part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), a program offered through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help employers offer high-quality work opportunities to post-secondary students.

    Are you eligible?

    Registered Canadian businesses, not-for-profit organizations, start-ups, charities and social enterprises with fewer than 500 employees are eligible. 

    What does the funding cover?

    This funding will help you hire Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons with refugee protection, who are legally able to work in Canada and who are registered in a post-secondary program that includes work-integrated learning. Students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors.

    • funding covers 50% of the wages (up to a maximum of $5,000) for every student hired
    • for students in their first academic year or who belong to under-represented groups (e.g., women in STEM, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, newcomers and Indigenous students), funding covers 70% of the wages (up to a maximum of $7,000) for every student hired
    • this funding only covers the hiring of “net new” co-op positions (additional positions beyond the number of co-ops you hired in the previous fiscal year before you qualified for SWPP)
    • student wages cannot be funded by another federally funded program but can be combined with non-federal funding 

    When to apply

    You should apply before the student begins their work term.

    How to apply

    Science, technology, engineering and math Environment Aviation Agriculture, forests and parks Manufacturing Transportation Energy Bioscience Business or commerce Arts and culture Tourism and hospitality Mining Healthcare Not-for-profit and charities Saskatchewan British Columbia Prince Edward Island New Brunswick Nova Scotia Newfoundland and Labrador Alberta Manitoba
  • WorkBC Wage Subsidy Program

    Equity Youth Indigenous New grads Co-op students

    The WorkBC Wage Subsidy program covers a part of employee wages so employers can hire job seekers and provide work opportunities. 

    Apply now

    Tourism and hospitality Transportation Healthcare Environment Energy Agriculture, forests and parks Science, technology, engineering and math Business or commerce Aviation Manufacturing Mining Not-for-profit and charities Bioscience Arts and culture British Columbia
  • Young Canada Works

    International Co-op students Equity Indigenous

    This student summer job and graduate internship program helps employers hire co-op students in positions related to the arts, heritage, cultural and official languages sectors.

    Apply now

    Agriculture, forests and parks Transportation Arts and culture Not-for-profit and charities Bioscience Indigenous community organization Science, technology, engineering and math Tourism and hospitality Mining Environment Business or commerce Energy Manufacturing Aviation Healthcare Northwest Territories Alberta Yukon Quebec Saskatchewan Ontario British Columbia Nova Scotia Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nunavut Manitoba New Brunswick

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