Work Placements in STEM & Business
The Student Work-Integrated Learning Program (SWILP), now known as Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), helps postsecondary students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and business programs get work experience they need to prepare for jobs in these high-demand fields. Employers are encouraged to partner with local postsecondary institutions to provide work placements for these students.
Employers can receive wage subsidies of up to 50 percent of the wage cost for the placement (up to a maximum of $5,000 per placement) and up to 70 percent (up to a maximum of $7,000 per placement) for under-represented students, including first-year students, women in STEM, Indigenous students, persons with disabilities, and newcomers.
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Business Development team
Agreements will be put in place with employer delivery partners, including recognized industry associations and organizations that represent the interests of businesses in key sectors in STEM and business. These partners will be responsible for establishing partnerships with employers to provide wage subsidies for quality student work placements.
The first wave of employer delivery partners is listed below.
A complete list is available on the Government of Canada website.