Tax Credits & Grants

Paid Work Experience Program

Paid Work Experience tax credits provide hiring incentives to support wages paid by Manitoba employers to co-op students.

  • Co-op Students Hiring Incentive: for placement of co-op education students into employment in Manitoba, lasting ten weeks or more, and linked to their studies. The credit equals 15% of net wages and salaries, up to a maximum credit of $5,000 per student, but with no limit on the number of placements for which an employer may be credited. The credit is earned when the student completes a placement.
  • Co-op Graduates Hiring Incentive: for hiring recent co-op education graduates into permanent employment in Manitoba, linked to their area of study. The credit equals 15% of net wages and salaries, earned on completion of each of the first two consecutive years of full-time employment, to a maximum credit per year of $2,500 per graduate. There is no limit on the number of co-op graduates for which an employer may be credited.

At the end of each work term you will receive the necessary documents from our office.

If you have any additional questions, or would like more information, please click here for the Government of Manitoba website.

NSERC Experience Awards for Students working in Industry

The NSERC Experience Awards helps companies hire high-achieving Canadian undergraduate-level students to undertake a research and development project. These awards are designed to give students practical experience in an industrial setting that complements their studies.

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