Co-op Graduates Hiring Incentive (COG-HI)

By mmuise

The Co-op Graduates Hiring Incentive (COG-HI) is designed to connect graduates of registered co-operative education programs to full-time employment related to their field of study. For tax years ending after 2015, employers who hire a student as part of a registered co-operative education program can claim 15% of wages and salaries, up to a lifetime maximum of $5,000 per student.

Comments on Funding:


Deadline: Rolling deadline

Eligibility criteria:

  • Eligible employers include taxable corporations or exempt corporate entities.
  • Unincorporated employers may claim the refundable credit on the individual income tax return.
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Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

The Co-op Graduates Hiring Incentive (COG-HI) is one of the Paid Work Experience Tax Credits.

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