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
- 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
- MaRS Discovery District
- Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)
- Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)
- Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA)
- Venture for Canada
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
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
Tel: 613-727-8272, ext. 261