Covid 19 Resources for Employers

Information for Co-op Industry Partners

The development of COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely difficult for our industry-partners as they focused on the day to day operational challenges and business continuity. The primary goal of the Engineering Career Centre is to provide our partner-organizations with the best possible options, alternatives and up-to-date information that will allow current and incoming co-op students to continue their work terms following safety policies and protocols. We will continue to update this page as we adapt to the many changes that will affect the recruitment activities of our industry-partners.

Up-to-date Message from the University of Toronto


CEWIL’s Co-op Tip Sheets


Funding Sources

Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy - This program is designed to help employers hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic to keep and retain workers.

Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan (SUBP) - The government has announcement that employers will be able to top up EI if employer is on leave due to COVID-19.

The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) - The Student Work Placement Program gives post-secondary students across Canada paid work experience related to their field of study.


Support for your co-op Students

Employment Insurance (EI)

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).


To reach the staff at the Engineering Career Centre, email or contact your PEY Co-op Coordinator.