Hire a student: Why it's beneficial, and how to receive free funding

Hire a student is a future-proof solution to a shortage of labour Canada is currently facing, and how you as a small business owner can scale your business by hiring a student employees. Companies can easily apply for advantageous government funding programs, available for all small and medium size businesses in the form of wage subsidies and tax credits for hiring students. 

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Problem Statement

Hire a student and receive funding

Future Proof Solution For Canada - slide 3

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Benefits to Small Businesses

Show me the money: Employment Grants

Funding Calculation: Grads vs Co-op Students

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Hire a student: Popular Funding Programs for Employers

Government Funding Programs and Tax credits are offered in generous amounts for small and medium sized businesses who hire students. These Funding programs offer wage subsidies for hiring co-op students, graduate students and even Phd and Masters students. Annually the government invests Billions of dollars in funding to ensure small businesses have the resources to hire student labour. Eligibility varies based on business size and number of student hires; programs range from hundreds to tens of thousands in available claims. 

 

To learn more about popular programs, requirements, funding amount and deadlines, see our comprehensive list below:

Co-op/Full-time Student Programs

Student Work Placement Plan (SWPP)

SWPP Program PHOTO

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

CSJ Program PHOTO

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL Program

United Nations Association In Canada: GREEN SPACES

UNAC Green Spaces Program

Young Canada Works In Both Official Languages (YCWBOL)

YCWBOL Program

Young Canada Works In Heritage (YCWHO)

YCWHO Program

Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit (OCET)

OCET Program

Graduate Programs

Youth Employment Program (YEP)

YEP Program

Digital Skills For Youth (DS4Y)

DS4Y Program

Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

IRAP Program

Nova Scotia: Graduate to Opportunity

Nova Scotia Program

Career Focus: Green Jobs

Career Focus Program

Post-Doctorate Programs

Program Needed.

Programs Available for Multiple Education Levels

Youth In Natural Resources (YNR)

YNR Program

Science Horizons Youth Internship (SHI)

SHI Program

Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT)

PLT Program

Mitacs: Accelerate

Mitacs Program

Saskatchewan Job Grant

Sask Job Grant

SR&ED Tax Credit

SR&ED Tax Credit

Newest Fund Finding Tool (free)

Hire a student: Where To Find Top Students and Graduates

Additionally, There are plenty of student’s available for Canadian small businesses to hire in all provinces. Businesses can utilize student labour and claim generous government funding and tax credits through various funding programs. 

 

To learn more about where to find students and what schools are offering co-op programs, see our list of participating schools broken down by region to find a student today!

Ontario

Acadia University

Contact: Christina McRae; christina.mcrae@acadiau.ca

URL: https://co-op.acadiau.ca/Co-op_Home.html

 

Algoma University

Contact: Cindi Elgie; coop@algomau.ca

URL: https://algomau.ca/academics/co-operative-education/ 

 

Algonquin College

Contact: David Hall; 613-727-4723 x 5930

URL: https://www.algonquincollege.com/coop/ 

 

Brock University

Contact: Alesia Dane; adane2@brocku.ca

URL: https://brocku.ca/ccee/co-op-education/ 

 

Carleton University

Contact: Trish Larson; trish.larson@carleton.ca

URL: https://carleton.ca/co-op/

 

Conestoga College

Contact: Susan Armitage; sarmitage@conestogac.on.ca

URL: https://www.conestogac.on.ca/co-operative-education

 

Durham College

Contact: Daryl Bottema-Adkins; daryl.bottema-adkins@durhamcollege.ca 

URL: https://durhamcollege.ca/student-life/student-services/co-operative-education

 

Fanshawe College

Contact: Amy Thompson; agthompson@fanshawec.ca

URL: https://www.fanshawec.ca/student-life/campus-services/employment/info-about-co-op-programs 

 

George Brown College

Contact: Gladys Cafley; gcafley@georgebrown.ca

URL: 

https://www.georgebrown.ca/partnerships/work-with-an-academic-division/centre-for-business-work-with-the-academic-division/work-experience-program-contacts 

 

Georgian College

Contact: Tracey Tessier; Tracey.Tessier@GeorgianCollege.ca 

URL: https://www.georgiancollege.ca/student-life/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/ 

 

Humber College

Contact:

URL: https://liberalarts.humber.ca/current-students/resources/work-integrated-learning/co-op.html

 

Lakehead University

Contact:

URL: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/students/academic-success/student-success-centre/co-operative-education/co-op-for-students

 

Laurentian University

Contact:

URL: https://laurentian.ca/commerce-co-op-and-internships

 

McMaster University

Contact:

URL: https://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/co-op-career/co-op-program 

 

Ryerson University

Contact:

URL: https://coop.ryerson.ca/home.htm

 

Seneca College

Contact:

URL: https://www.senecacollege.ca/programs/co-op-work-experience.html 

 

Sheridan College

Contact: Carolina Salcedo; carolina.salcedo@sheridancollege.ca

URL: https://www.sheridancollege.ca/student-life/student-services/co-op 

 

University of Guelph

Contact:

URL: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/ 

 

University of Ottawa

Contact:

URL: https://www2.uottawa.ca/current-students/career-experiential-learning/coop 

 

University Of Toronto

Contact:

URL: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/artscicoop/contact-overview 

 

University of Windsor

Contact:

URL: https://www.uwindsor.ca/coop-workplace-partnerships/299/contact-us 

 

Western University

Contact:

URL: https://www.eng.uwo.ca/undergraduate/future-students/coop-internships.html 

 

Wilfrid Laurier University

Contact:

URL: https://students.wlu.ca/work-leadership-and-volunteering/co-op/index.html

 

York University

Contact:

URL: https://www.yorku.ca/co-op/ 

Quebec

Bishop’s University

Contact: Ms. Marlene Canuel; marlene.canuel@ubishops.ca

URL: https://www.ubishops.ca/academic-programs/williams-school-of-business/courses-and-programs/coop/ 

 

Champlain Regional College

Contact:

URL: https://www.crc-lennox.qc.ca/options/coop-alternance-travail-etudes-or-ate/ 

 

Concordia University

Contact: Sarah Baptiste-Brown; Sara.Baptiste-brown@concordia.ca

URL: https://www.concordia.ca/academics/co-op.html 

 

McGill University

Contact:

URL: 

 

Universite De Moncton

Contact:

URL: https://www.umoncton.ca/coop/en 

 

Universite De Sherbrooke

Contact:

URL: https://usherbrooke.coop/ 

 

University Laval

Contact:

URL: https://www.ulaval.ca/en

British Columbia

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Contact:

URL: https://www.bcit.ca/workplace-education/

 

Camosun College

Contact:

URL: https://camosun.ca/services/co-operative-education-and-career-services 

 

Capilano University

Contact:

URL: https://www.capilanou.ca/programs–courses/program-profiles/bachelor-of-tourism-management-degree/co-op-information-for-students/ 

 

Douglas College

Contact:

URL: https://www.douglascollege.ca/student-services/student-support/career-centre/co-operative-education 

 

Langara College

Contact: Sue Yang; sueyang@langara.ca 

URL: https://langara.ca/coop-and-career-development/ 

 

Okanagan College

Contact:

URL: https://coop.ok.ubc.ca/ 

 

Simon Fraser University

Contact:

URL: http://www.sfu.ca/coop.html 

 

Thompson Rivers University

Contact:

URL: https://www.tru.ca/cel/co-operative-education.html 

 

Trinity Western University

Contact: Julia Mills; julia.mills@twu.ca

URL: https://www.twu.ca/biotechnology/internships-and-co-ops 

 

University of British Columbia

Contact:

URL: https://coop.ubc.ca/ 

 

University of Fraser Valley

Contact:

URL: https://www.ufv.ca/jobs/co-operative-education/ 

 

University of Victoria

Contact:

URL: https://www.uvic.ca/coopandcareer/index.php 

 

Vancouver Island University

Contact:

URL: https://www.viu.ca/programs/cooperative-education 

Alberta

Manitoba

Brandon University

Contact: Cora Dupuis; dupuisc@brandonu.ca

URL: https://www.brandonu.ca/co-op/ 

 

Canadian Mennonite University

Contact:

URL: https://www.cmu.ca/academics/business/coop 

 

University of Manitoba

Contact:

URL: https://www.umanitoba.ca/career-services/co-ops-and-internships 

Saskatchewan

Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University

Contact: Karyn Hemsworth; karyn.hemsworth@dal.ca

URL: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/engineering/u-s-o/current-students/eng-coop.html 

 

St Francis Xavier University

Contact:

URL: https://www.mystfx.ca/co-op/ 

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Prince Edward Island

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