Access New Government Funding for Co-op Hiring

Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, makes funding annoucement at Vancouver’s SAP Labs.

The federal government has just launched a new program for funding co-op placements in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business. This investment of $73 million in the Student Work-Integrated Learning Program (SWILP) will create up to 10,000 positions over 4 years.

Through SWILP, employers can receive subsidies of up to 50% of a student’s wages, up to a maximum of $5,000. If the student is from an under-represented group (first-year students, women in STEM, Indigenous students, persons with disabilities and newcomers), the wage subsidy is up to 70% or to a maximum of $7,000.

To access the funding, employers should apply through one of the following delivery organizations:

See Funding Resources for more details.