Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)
Purpose of program
- benefit from higher earnings, more employment and more full-time employment;
- be employed in fields more closely related to their studies;
- develop technical and work-ready skills (for example, strategic thinking, problem solving and teamwork) sought after by employers.
Delivery of program
Current SWPP Industry Partners
- Technation (Information Technology Association of Canada - ITAC)
- Information and Communication Technology Council (ICTC)
- Canadian Council for Aerospace and Aviation (CCAA)
- Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada)
- Biotalent Canada
- Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)
- Mining Industry Human Resources Council
- Toronto Finance International ; This organization is a partner of the Program, but does not administer wage subsidies.
- Venture for Canada
- Magnet Student Work Placement Program
Employers could receive wage subsidies of up to 50% of the wage cost for each work term placement (up to a maximum of $5,000 per placement) and up to 70% (up to a maximum of $7,000 per work term placement) for first-year students and/or under-represented groups including, women in STEM, Indigenous students, persons with disabilities and recent immigrants (i.e. permanent residents).
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- NEW! Federal government has updated the guidelines for the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) to better support our aviation and aerospace industry. Click here for more details.
- **NEW!* Wage subsidies have been increased to a rate of 75% of the wages, to maximum of $7,500 per placement for all students. Click here for more details.
Students eligible to the program must:
- Be registered as a full-time or part-time student in a Canadian post-secondary education (PSE) institution.
- Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 2; international students (persons using a Student VISA or work permit) are not eligible for the funding at this time.
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.FAQ page
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Kethy (Sosso-Kolle) Sangaré
Tel: 613-727-8272, ext. 261