Employer Funding Resources

Employer Funding Opportunities

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Please contact our office at employers.ecc@utoronto.ca if you have any additional questions.

Co-op Tax Credit

The Summer Co-op and PEY Co-op programs are government recognized co-operative education programs. Employers in Ontario who hire students through Summer Co-op and PEY Co-op may be eligible for the co-operative education tax credit worth up to $3,000 every 4 months in incentives.

Our office will reach out to our employer contacts with tax credit letters for registered Summer Co-op and PEY Co-op students.

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Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) supports the hiring of post-secondary students by providing wage subsidies to employers that offer quality work integrated learning opportunities. Qualifying employers may be eligible to offset 50%-70% of student wages up to a maximum of $7,000 for each eligible student.

 

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Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. This funding is designed to create summer jobs for young people aged 15 to 30 who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

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Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) brings employers, service providers, industry associations and post-secondary institutions together to create new work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for post-secondary students.

The Student Work Placement Program gives post-secondary students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and business programs across Canada paid work experience related to their field of study.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada the SWPP program provides employers with wage subsidies of up to 50% of the wage cost for the work term (to a maximum of $5,000 per student) and up to 70% (to a maximum of $7,000 per student) for under-represented students, including:

  • Women in STEM
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Newcomers
  • Indigenous students
  • Visible minorities
  • First-year students

 

  • SWPP funding cannot be used in combination with any other Federal Government funding
  • SWPP funding is not open to international student hires
  • SWPP funding is geared for net-new WIL opportunities (e.g. opportunities that wouldn’t exist without this funding)

11 recognized industry associations that represent the interests of businesses in key sectors in STEM and business, are responsible for establishing partnerships with employers to provide the wage subsidies for quality student work placements.

SWPP funders:

BioTalent

  • Eligibility: Wage subsidies are available to qualifying employers creating a work-integrated learning opportunity and who meet the program criteria. The co-op position, or the employer, needs to have a biotechnology focus.
  • For full program details and to start the application process, please visit the BioTalent
  • If you require assistance, we can help. Please contact employers.ecc@utoronto.ca

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA)

  • Eligibility: For organizations within the aviation and aerospace industry, with a focus on occupations in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and business.
  • For full program details and to start the application process, please visit the Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace
  • If you require assistance, we can help. Please contact  employers.ecc@utoronto.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)

  • Eligibility:  For organizations in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and supporting service organizations.
  • For full program details and to start the application process, please visit the Electricity Human Resources Canada website
  • If you require assistance, we can help. Please contact employers.ecc@utoronto.ca

Environment Careers Organization Canada (ECO Canada)

  • Eligibility:For organizations working within the environmental sector, has an environmental division, or is working on environmental projects.
  • For full program details and to start the application process, please visit theECO Canada
  • If you require assistance, we can help. Please contact employers.ecc@utoronto.ca

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) 

  • Eligibility: Canadian Manufacturing companies (eg. North American Industry Classification - NAICS codes 31-33)
  • For full program details and to start the application process, please visit the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium website
  • If you require assistance, we can help. Please contact employers.ecc@utoronto.ca

Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

  • Eligibility:For organizations operating in the information and communications technology sector including but not limited to the following sectors: Intelligent retail, Fintech, Advanced manufacturing, Entertainment and gaming, Cybersecurity, Connected transportation, e-Health, Green technology
  • For full program details and to start the application process, please visit the Information & Communications Technology Council website
  • If you require assistance, we can help. Please contact employers.ecc@utoronto.ca

Magnet

  • Eligibility:  Employers can be from a range of industries that create work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities.
  • For full program details and to start the application process, please visit the Magnetwebsite
  • If you require assistance, we can help. Please contact employers.ecc@utoronto.ca

Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)

    • Eligibility:  For organizations that are Canadian-owned or a Canadian subsidiary
      company involved in mining or mineral exploration.
    • For full program details and to start the application process, please visit the Mining Industry Human Resources Council website
  • If you require assistance, we can help. Please contact employers.ecc@utoronto.ca

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

  • Eligibility:  Registered Canadian business or not-for-profit organization located anywhere in Canada, in any industry sector. Some exclusions apply
  • For full program details and to start the application process, please visit the Ontario Chamber of Commercewebsite
  • If you require assistance, we can help. Please contact employers.ecc@utoronto.ca

TECHNATION (formerly ITAC)

  • Eligibility: Registered Canadian businesses and non-profits who can provide a meaningful, tech-focused work placement opportunity to a student.
  • For full program details and to start the application process, please visit the TECHNATION website
  • If you require assistance, we can help. Please contact employers.ecc@utoronto.ca

Venture for Canada

  • Eligibility:  Companies across Canada excluding Ontario, with a wide range of industries - from agriculture to robotics and anything in between.  This is for not-for-profit organization that recruits, trains and supports top recent graduates to work at Canadian startups in need of talent, with the mission of fostering entrepreneurship.
  • For full program details and to start the application process, please visit the Venture for Canada website
  • If you require assistance, we can help. Please contact employers.ecc@utoronto.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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