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Employer Funding

Employer Funding

Numerous wage subsidies, grants and tax credits are available to help organizations hire students and graduates. These provincial and federal funding opportunities can help you offset the costs associated with hiring a Centennial College student or graduate.

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) has temporarily made its funding more flexible. 

Visit the websites of SWPP partners below for more details about their COVID-19 updates and flexible funding options.


SWPP – Student Work Placement Program (formerly known as Student Work-Integrated Learning Program (SWILP)

The Government of Canada, with the help of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) provides wage subsidies to employers who hire students for experiential learning opportunities. 

The Student Work Placement Program provides post-secondary students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and business programs paid work experience related to their program of study.

What is considered a student work placement?
Student work placement activities can include, but are not limited to:

  • mentorship programs
  • co-op work terms
  • practicums
  • applied research projects
  • internships

SWPP Subsidies

  • up to $5,000 for every student hired through the program
  • up to $7,000 for every student hired that is in their first academic year or is from an under-represented group including women in STEM, persons with disabilities, newcomers, and Indigenous students

SWPP Requirements

  • student must be registered in a post-secondary program that includes work placements
  • student must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person with refugee protection given under the law
  • student must be legally able to work in Canada according to the laws and regulations of the province or territory where they live.
  • positions must be “net new” to qualify for SWPP funding (i.e. positions over and above what employers hired last year)
  • municipal, provincial and federal government employers are not eligible

Employers can apply for wage subsidies through one of the many Employer Delivery Partners listed below. The eligibility requirements and application processes may vary across Employer Delivery Partners.  Please see information below and partner websites for more information.

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Career-Launcher Internships

New subsidies are now available through the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Career-Launcher Internships program.  This funding connects employers with skilled students and grads by providing up to $30,000 towards an intern’s salary and training expenses. This includes renewed and extended funding for existing internship programs and the brand-new ImpAct Internships program which focuses on initiatives that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

View application details, terms and conditions on  Career-Launcher Internships.