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.
Employers can apply for wage subsidies to help them hire post-secondary students across Canada in paid work experiences related to their field of study. Employers could receive up to 50% to a maximum of $5,000 per placement or up to 70% (up to a maximum of $7,000 per placement) for under-represented groups including first year students, women in STEM, indigenous students, persons with disabilities and newcomers. Both the Student and the Employer must meet eligibility requirements to receive this funding.
Temporary adjustments to the SWPP programs have been made in response to COVID-19, and are in effect until April 30, 2021. For example, some programs may provide employers with the flexibility to postpone start dates and apply for funding before they finalize their selection of students to hire or some programs may allow the students to work from home. Funding has also been increased temporarily for up to 75% of wages, to a maximum of $7,500 per student per 4 month placement.
PLEASE NOTE: The SWPP hiring incentives program adjustments in response to COVID-19 are in place until April 2021. Funding levels and program adjustments after that time, the May 2021 work term and beyond, are yet to be determined even if applications are open for these time frames.
Connect with one of our Placement Advisors or one the approved SWPP delivery partners which best matches your industry sector, as listed below, to learn more about program details and their application process:
Links to Sector Specific SWPP Delivery Partners
Links to Non Sector Specific SWPP Delivery Partners
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Green Spaces Program
Green Spaces Program: A wage subsidy (approximately 50%) student employment program that places students in 4 month experiential learning opportunities with organizations across the country to elevate their knowledge, passion, and experience working in the green economy.
Automotive Parts Manufacturer's Career Ready Fund Program (APMA CRF)
Automotive Parts Manufacturer's Career Ready Fund Program (APMA CRF): This program helps with the cost of hiring students while building a pipeline to support talent growth and attraction to the sector. Employers will receive $3000.00 per placement, and $5000.00 per placement if the participant has a disability. A single placement lasts 10 weeks to 4 months, and participants may qualify for up to 3 placements in a calendar year.
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.