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Humber programs offer unique work-integrated learning opportunities to prepare students for their future careers. Students apply what they’ve learned in class and in real world environments through a wide range of academic, community and industry partnerships. These work-integrated and experiential learning opportunities may include field placements, practicums, clinical placements, co-operative education work terms, internships, applied research projects, or service learning.

See below to learn more about hiring incentives for employers, posting a job in the online job board and contacts by program.

Hiring Incentives for Employers

Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan - The Government of Canada is taking significant and decisive action to support Canadian businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak. As COVID business support programs are dynamic, please refer to the Government of Canada’s website for the most current information on supports including the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), and incentives to create new jobs and opportunities for youth.

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

As a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to June 6, 2020. This wage subsidy will enable you to re-hire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19, help prevent further job losses, and better position you to resume normal operations following the crisis.

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

Employers can apply for wage subsidies to help them hire up to 20,000 post-secondary students across Canada in paid work experiences related to their field of study. Employers could receive up to $5,000 for every student they hire through the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), or up to $7,000 for every student they hire that is in their first year or is from an under-represented group including women in STEM, persons with disabilities, newcomers and Indigenous students.

In response to COVID-19, several programs provide employers the flexibility to postpone start dates and apply for funding before they finalize their selection of students to hire. In some programs the students are able to work from home. Connect with one of the approved SWPP delivery partners below to learn more about program details and their application process:


Mitacs is a key link between industry and post-secondary institutions, driving collaborations at home and abroad to develop projects which solve business challenges. Solve your research challenges with academic expertise, leveraged funding, and one-to-one support from Mitacs. Internships start at four months.

Temporary Changes to the Canada Summer Jobs Program

In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department is implementing temporary flexibilities for Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2020 in order to be more responsive to the challenges facing employers and youth. Click here for more information.

Co-operative Education Tax Credit (CETC)

The Co-operative Education Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit, available to employers who hire students enrolled in a designated co-operative education program. The tax credit is based on salaries and wages paid to a student in a co-operative education work placement. Ontario corporations can claim 25 per cent of eligible expenditures (30 per cent for small businesses). The maximum credit for each work placement is $3,000. Most work placements are for a minimum employment period of 10 weeks up to a maximum of four months. For more information, please Contact Us or visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance website.

Post a Job

FOR EMPLOYERS who wish to hire co-op or work placement students, or graduates, you can click on the button below to post directly in our online job board.

Contact Us

Co-op & Work Placement Services
Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Room NX302
416.675.6622 x 5517

Manager, Work Integrated Learning
Janice Wojcik, ext 5339
Co-op & Work Placement Operations Specialist
Christine Colosimo, ext. 4797
Industry Liaison, Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology
Marilyn Spink, ext. 4804

Work Placement and Co-op Criteria by Program

Degree Placement Period Availability Placement Advisor
Bachelor of Industrial Design Mandatory Work Placement Stream > Summer Irma LeBlanc
416.675.6622 ext. 5996
Bachelor of Interior Design Mandatory Work Placement Stream > Summer Irma LeBlanc
416.675.6622 ext. 5996
Diploma Placement Period Availability Placement Advisor
Building Construction Technician Optional Co-op Stream > Summer Franca Mancuso
416.675.6622 ext. 4893
Computer and Network Support Technician Optional Co-op Stream > Fall, Winter Jindy Singh
416.675.6622 ext. 4085
Interior Decorating Optional Work Placement Stream > Summer, Fall Franca Mancuso
416.675.6622 ext. 4893
Graduate Certificate Services Placement Period Availability Employment Advisor
Project Management Graduate Employment Assistance Graduate Employment Assistance Summer, Fall, Winter Carol Amirault
416.675.6622 ext. 4461
Supply Chain Management Graduate Employment Assistance Graduate Employment Assistance Summer, Fall, Winter Carol Amirault
416.675.6622 ext. 4461