New Wage Subsidy Programs

BioTalent’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) is accepting applications for placements.This program will cover 75% of a student’s salary, up to $7,500.

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is a new preferred partner for the Government of Canada's Student Work Placement Program (SWPP). Through the WILWorks Program, Canadian manufacturers can receive up to $7,500 in wage subsidy for each student hired. WILWorks is accepting applications for students placed in the Fall 2022 term.

Canada Summer Jobs wage subsidies -
Deadline for applications is Jan 12, 2023.

Provincial and Federal Government Funding

Manitoba Grants Online, a new one-stop portal for non-profit organizations to access a variety of government grants. Manitoba Grants Online features grant offerings from Municipal Relations; Agriculture; Sustainable Development; and Sport, Culture and Heritage and grants from other departments as they join the portal.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Agriculture and Environment

BioTalent provides financial support to bio-economy employers to reduce the risk of hiring talent and to provide additional support to employers during the COVID-19. Several programs are available.

  • BioTalent’s Career Starter Program provides funding for bio-economy employers, encouraging employers to open the sector’s doors to barriered youth (15-30 years old), with 50% of a youth’s salary to a maximum of $20, 000 in wage subsidies for a three to nine month job placement.
  • BioTalent’s Science Horizons Youth Internship Program is still accepting applications for placements starting April 1st, 2022. The program covers 80% of the participant’s salary, up to a maximum of $25,000.
  • BioTalent’s Skilled Newcomer Internships for the Bio-Economy covers 75% of a participant’s salary, up to $20,000.

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program provides wage subsidies to eligible employers to hire university, college and polytechnic graduates in environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Up to $25,000 in funding for wage subsidies and up to $5,000 in funding for sills development, training, and wrap-around services are available!

Youth in Natural Resources Eco Canada program in partnership with the Government of Canada, is pleased to offer wage funding for employers.  Receive up to 80% to a maximum of $25,000 for wages and training to hire junior professionals in roles related to Forestry, Mining, Earth Sciences and Energy. Here's a list of the ECO wage subsidy programs.

Science and Technology Internship Programme (STIP) wage subsidy programme for Canadian green careers for youth in the natural resource sector. No minimum education requirements required, all youth from age 15-30 years old may apply. Note tat although there is no deadline to apply, there is limited funding, and internships with UNA-Canada will end March 2022. Additional funding is available for training and may be available for accommodations as well.

Mitac’s Business Strategy Internship program will provide $10,000 per intern with the full amount of the award going towards intern stipend with the partner organization will contribute $5,000 towards the award. Alternatively, partner organizations can select a $15,000 funding model where up to $5,000 of the funds can be used for eligible project costs or to top up an intern stipend.

Digital Skills for Youth Program is an innovative Work Integrated Learning program that helps employers grow their businesses by providing financial assistance for hiring post-secondary students.

Project Learning Tree offers a 50%-80% wage match, with up to $32,000 CAD in reimbursements, for Green Job employers seeking to hire youth ages 15-30. Examples of Green Jobs and a list of eligibility requirements are available at the link.


Manitoba Green Team grants are awarded to non-profit organizations and municipal governments to hire youth between the ages of 15 and 29 to work on community projects between May and August.

Funding for Indigenous Students and Programming

Community Opportunity Readiness addresses the financial needs of Aboriginal communities when they are in pursuit of, and wish to participate in, an economic opportunity. The programming is inclusive of wage subsidies.

Funding for Students facing barriers to employment

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work provides Job Accommodation services and wage subsidies for employers across Canada to create healthy and inclusive workplaces.