Student Work-Integrated Learning Program (SWILP)

Calling All Biotechnology, Environment, IT, Computer Science and Aviation/Aerospace Organizations


New funding available to employers thanks to the federal government's $73-million funding commitment to supporting postsecondary work experience. 

Ottawa recently announced the goal of creating 60,000 student work placements over the next 4 years with 5 confirmed industry partners to date.

To learn more about funding, eligibility, and more, visit the industry partner links below:

Interested in learning more?

Contact your business development coordinator for information specific to your organization or co-op roles. Alternately, contact us at uoftcoop@utsc.utoronto.ca.

 


BioTalent Canada

How much funding is available?

  • Organizations may receive $5,000 - $7,000 per co-op student for the fall 2017 and winter 2018 terms
    • 50% up to $5,000 for all students
    • 70% up to $7,000 for students within under-represented groups in STEM (females, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, newcomers in Canada five years or less, and first-year students)
  • Employers based in Ontario can also qualify for a tax credit of up to $3,000 as part of the Co-operative Education Tax Credit

Eligibility

To qualify for the program, either the co-op position needs to have a biotechnology focus or the employer needs to have a biotechnology focus. Your business development coordinator can assist you with any questions you may have.

How to apply:

Contact our business development team for more information and support.


ECO Canada

How much funding is available?

  • The SWILP program provides a 50% subsidy (up to $5,000 over a 4-month period) to offset the costs of hiring students from environmental programs
  • Employers based in Ontario can also qualify for a tax credit of up to $3,000 as part of the Co-operative Education Tax Credit

Eligibility

  • You must be willing to provide full-time work (5 days per week, 7.5 hrs per day) to a student for a 16-week term
  • Your organization operates in the environmental sector, has an environmental division, or is working on environmental projects
  • The role employs postsecondary student(s) who are studying in the areas of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM)

Timeline

  • You will need to have found an eligible co-op student within 30 days of the start date of the session you indicated on your application form

How to apply

Contact our business development team for information and support specific to your organization/job posting.


Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

How much funding is available?

  • Provides 50% (up to $5,000) of work term student's pay or
  • Provides 70% (up to $7,000) for first-year students and under-represented groups including women in STEM, Indigenous students, recent immigrants and people with disabilities
  • Employers based in Ontario can also qualify for a tax credit of up to $3,000 as part of the Co-operative Education Tax Credit

Eligibility

  • Your organization operates in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, and
  • Represents one of the following areas:
    • Intelligent Retail
    • Fintech
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Entertainment and gaming
    • Cybersecurity
    • Connected transportation
    • Biotechnology
    • e-Health
    • Clean tech

How to apply

Contact our business development team for more information and support.


Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)

How much funding is available?

  • Provides 50% (up to $5,000) of work term student's pay
  • Up to 70% (or $7,000) available for employers that hire first-year students and students from underrepresented groups including women in STEM, Indigenous students, recent immigrants, persons with disabilities, and first-year students

Eligibility

  • Small or medium-sized organizations (up to 500 employees)
  • Able to offer a minimum of a 12-week work term
  • Able to offer a position in Computer Science, Computer Systems Technology, Computer Engineering or related area
  • The work term student(s) cannot be an existing employee OR have any previous working history with the organization 

How to apply

Contact our business development team for more information and support.


Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA)

How much funding is available?

  • Provides 50% (up to $5,000) of work term student's pay or
  • Provides 70% (up to $7,000) for first-year students and under-represented groups including women in STEM, Indigenous students, recent immigrants and people with disabilities
  • Employers based in Ontario can also qualify for a tax credit of up to $3,000 as part of the Co-operative Education Tax Credit

Eligible employers

  • The SWILP program is geared toward organizations within the aviation and aerospace industry, with a focus on occupations in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and business

How to apply

Contact our business development team for more information and support.