Funding Opportunities for Employers

There are financial incentives, such as subsidies and tax credits, if you hire recent graduates or colleges students. Find out if your company qualifies for funding.

Magnet Student Work Placement Program

The Student Work Placement program brings together employers, students, and post-secondary school stakeholders to create quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities. The program provides employers with wage subsidies to hire post-secondary students for paid work experiences. Students in turn benefit with quality work experience so they can secure employment in their chosen fields of study.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their present or future employee(s) for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees.

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Workforce Development Agreement.

Government of Canada - Science And Technology Internship Program

The Green Jobs - Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP) offers employers up to $13,200 per internship over a maximum period of 52 weeks. This money is paid to the intern and is meant to encourage employers to hire interns.

Any non-federal organization (private company, university or college, non-profit organization or provincial or municipal government) can become a partner of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) when it hires an eligible intern to work on research and development projects. Partners can receive a contribution payment for a portion of the intern’s salary.

Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. This funding helps create jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30.

Young Canada Works

Young Canada Works offers employers in the fields of heritage, arts, culture, and official languages wage subsidies and access to talented youth with innovative ideas and competitive skills.

Apprenticeship and job creation tax credit

The Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices in respect of employment. The maximum credit an employer can claim is $2,000 per year for each eligible apprentice.

Career Focus

Career Focus provides funding for employers and organizations to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth to make more informed career decisions and develop skills.

ECO Canada Employment Programs

For over 20 years ECO Canada has been connecting environmental employers and skilled junior talent through employment programs that offer wage subsidies to drive valuable on-the-job work experience and essential skills training.

These programs are very rewarding and lead to amazing advantages including:

  • The ability to stand out in a competitive job market
  • Gaining meaningful work experience and career longevity
  • Building a personal network of professional peers
  • Learn valuable technical and essential soft skills to increase employability
  • The chance to discover new roles and start your career more quickly

Plus, if you are an employer you get to tap into a new talent pool while putting dollars back into your budget!