Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

 

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

Work-integrated learning combines classroom learning and hands-on learning in a workplace. The Student Work Placement program helps post-secondary students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and business programs get work experience they need to prepare for jobs in these high-demand fields

 

Purpose of program

Employment and Social Development Canada will support partnerships between employers and post-secondary education (PSE) institutions to create more work placements for students enrolled in post-secondary studies across Canada.
Students who participate in work placements are more likely to:
  • 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

Employer delivery partners that represent the interests of employers in industries related to STEM and business deliver the program, working with PSE institutions.
These employer delivery partners will provide wage subsidies to employers that offer quality student work placements and will also help establish partnerships with PSE institutions to recruit students for these placements. More information for students, employers and PSE institutions is available from the employer groups listed below:
 
 

Current SWPP Industry Partners

  1. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)
  2. Information and Communication Technology Council (ICTC)
  3. Canadian Council for Aerospace and Aviation (CCAA)
  4. Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada)
  5. Biotalent Canada
  6. MaRS Discovery District
  7. Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) 
  8. Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) 
  9. Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA)
  10. Venture for Canada
Note: List updated on August 1st, 2018
 

Employers

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).

 

NEW! The CCAA now has limited funding available for:

  • Part-time and full-time students registered in programs other than STEM and business
  • Part-time work placements

 

Post-secondary education (PSE) institutions

PSE institutions delivering programs in the fields of STEM and business are encouraged to reach out to local STEM and business employers in the area to provide more student work placements, as well as employer groups referenced above to increase partnerships.

Eligible Students

Students eligible to the program must:

  • Be registered as a full-time or part-time student in a 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.

 

 

Questions? Contact us:

Kethy S-K Sangaré
Project coordinator
Tel:  613-727-8272, ext. 261 
Email: ksossokolle@avaerocouncil.ca