Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)
Thinking of hiring a student?
Access this funding for your next student hire! 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. Winter 2021 funding is still available! Check out the 10 employer delivery partners here.
SWPP Program funding has become temporarily more flexible. These changes are in place until April 30, 2021.
SWPP eligibility changes (valid until April 30, 2021):
Note: some exceptions may apply if you will be engaging a student as an independent contractor.
Through SWPP, organizations within Canada that offer full-time employment opportunities for Canadian post-secondary students can receive wage subsidies:
Are you eligible to apply?
This guide provides you with a general assessment of eligibility.
If you meet the following requirements, you will likely be eligible for SWPP funding.
Employer eligibility assessment
The employer is:
Student eligibility assessment
The student is:
Remember that final decisions lie with the SWPP funding partners. This is to provide employers with a guideline only.
For a list of all Wage subsidies available click here.
The Co-op Students Hiring Incentive is designed to provide work experience for students through co-operative education work placements. 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 maximum of $5,000 per student.
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.