Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

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The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) provides employers wage subsidies of up to $7,000 per placement from the government for providing quality employment to post-secondary education students.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a wage subsidy of up to $7,000 for diverse target groups or up to $5,000 for all other students per placement.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

Employer eligibility criteria:

  • The employer must be involved in the aviatio erospace industry, i.e. directly as an aviatio erospace organization or indirectly, as a supplier of goods and services for the aviatio erospace industry.
    Student eligibility criteria:
  • Be registered at a Canadian post-secondary education institution. There is funding available for part-time and full-time students registered in programs other than STEM and business.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • International students, i.e. persons using a Student VISA or work permit, are not eligible for the funding.
  • Be legally able to work in Canada according to the laws and regulations of the province or territory where you live.
Application Steps:

Application steps:

1. The Employer completes the simple online form: .

2. Students visit to fill out their application.

3. CCAA accesses eligibility criteria within 48 hours and contacts the Employer – See eligibility criteria:

4. Upon approval, the Employer provides simple documents to support their application.

5. CCAA and the Employer sign a contract and agree to a payment schedule.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must:
1. provide a company description, including the business # and webpage.
2. provide proof of the student’s enrollment at a canadian post-secondary education institution.
3. provide the student’s job description.
4. provide a working/learning plan for the student.
5. provide a signed copy of the student’s employment contract, which should include the student’s start and end dates, full details of wages and employment benefits, if applicable.
6. confirm that the wages for the placement are not funded by another federal program. Note that provincial, municipal or any other funds are acceptable. for organizations that receive partial funding from the federal government to support their operational costs, the latter cannot be used to pay for the students' salaries.

Other Things to Note:

The program started in June 2017 and runs for 5 years; the CCAA plans to fund over 1,000 student placements over the 4 years, and helps post-secondary students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and business programs get work experience they need to prepare for jobs in these high-demand fields. There is funding available for part-time and full-time students registered in programs other than STEM and business.

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