Funding for co-op students is the responsibility of the employer. However, some federal, provincial, and private organizations offer subsidies and grants to hire to students.
Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Summer Work Experience program. It provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create high-quality summer job opportunities for students between the ages of 15 and 30. For more information visit the Service Canada website.
Young Canada Works (YCW) subsidizes up to 2,780 job opportunities. These wage subsidies are dedicated to offering summer jobs and internships to Canadian students and graduates, allowing them to gain valuable experience while putting their skills to the test. From an employer’s perspective, fresh ideas and competitive skills are made available.
Young Canada Works (YCW) sponsors three summer job programs for students: