Student Work Placement Program

By mmuise

The Student Work Placement Program provides wage subsidies to employers that offer quality student work placements. It gives post-secondary students across Canada paid work experience related to their field of study. I-WIL focuses on short and intensive activities that use technology.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $5,000 for every student hired through the program and up to $7,000 for every student hired that is in their first year or is from an under-represented group including women in STEM, persons with disabilities, newcomers, Indigenous students and visible minorities.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

The applicant (student) must:

  • be registered in a post-secondary program that includes work placements;
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person with refugee protection given under the law;
  • be legally able to work in Canada according to the laws and regulations of the province or territory where he/she lives.
    The applicant (employer) must:
  • be a registered business;
  • be a not-for-profit organization; and
  • provide a student with a meaningful work placement.
Application Steps:

Applications for wage subsidies are made through one of the Employer Delivery Partners (a group of recognized associations and organizations that represent the interests of employers in industries).

There are 2 ways students can apply for work placements funded by this program:

1. apply directly to a student work placement;

2. check with their school to find work placements.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

1. Apply for wage subsidies through one of the following funding recipients:
a) Technation;
b) Information and Communication Technology Council;
c) Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace;
d) ECO Canada;
e) Biotalent Canada;
f) Electricity Human Resources Canada;
g) Mining Industry Human Resources Council;
h) Venture for Canada;
i) Magnet Student Work Placement Program;
j) Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium;
k) Ontario Chamber of Commerce – This organization serves students and employers across Canada.
l) Tourism HR Canada.
2. Possible opportunities include:
a) short-term work placements;
b) virtual internships;
c) hackathons;
d) business cases;
e) classroom projects to help the community.

Date modified: 2022-10-12

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