Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

Wage Subsidies in STEM & Business

The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) helps postsecondary students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and business programs get the work experience required to prepare for jobs in these high-demand fields. SWPP is an initiative to increase the job-readiness of students registered in STEM, healthcare, business and all other programs at Canadian post-secondary institutions. Employers can receive wage subsidies of up to 70% of the wage cost for the work term (to a maximum of $7,000 per student). 

  • Up to $5,000 for every student you hire through the program 
  • Up to $7,000 for every student you hire that is in their first year or is from an under-represented group including:
    • women in STEM 
    • persons with disabilities 
    • newcomers 
    • Indigenous students 
    • visible minorities 
    • first year students 

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Employer Partnerships

Agreements will be put in place with employers, including recognized industry associations and organizations that represent the interests of businesses in key sectors in STEM and business, as well as post-secondary institutions. These organizations will be responsible for establishing partnerships with employers to provide wage subsidies for quality student work placements.

A complete list is available on the Government of Canada website