Wage subsidies for manufacturing employers

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About the program

Get a wage subsidy of up to $7,000 per post-secondary student placement offering student learning opportunities including internships, co-op placements, mentorship programs or applied research projects to solve problems.
currently accepting applications for students placed in the Summer 2022 (May 1 – August 31) and Fall 2022 (September 1 – December 31) terms.

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, a preferred partner with the Government of Canada, delivers the Student Work Placement Program subsidy to Canada’s manufacturing and related sectors.


Employer agrees to meet all the SWPP eligibility criteria, whereby the Employer:
• is a registered, Canadian business or non-profit
• is NOT a federal, provincial, territorial or municipal government
• is committed to paying the student for the placement which the Employer submitted
• will comply with all federal and provincial human rights and labour legislation regulations, and any other relevant standards including the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act
• has the financial capacity to pay the student for the duration of the placement in full,
• where legally required, the Employer is responsible for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) or alternate workplace insurance coverage
• has not received or will not receive funding through EMC or another program delivery partner for more than one Student Work Placement Program subsidy per student placement
• will not count any subsidy provided under this program toward tax credits
• is only submitting applications for paid placements that are not subsidized by the federal government under another funding program
• is only submitting applications for registered domestic students in recognized post-secondary institutions
• agrees that students hired on WIL placements must be registered at a recognized Canadian college or university, be enrolled in a program or course where a work placement is part of their study plan
• is only submitting applications for students who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
• is only submitting applications for students legally entitled to work in Canada
• adheres to the net new regulations implemented for Summer 2022 terms and beyond
• will not hire a student who is an immediate family member of any current employee (immediate family for the WILWorks program includes: father, mother, stepfather, stepmother, brother, sister, spouse (including common law partner), child (including child of common law partner), step-child, ward, father-in-law, mother-in-law or relative permanently residing in the household of the employer)
• is only submitting applications for work placements that are relevant to the manufacturing and related sectors

How to apply

Give your application the best chance at approval. AKR Consulting has an 99% approval rating across all<u> Canadian funding programs.</u>

For any inquiry, please call: AKR Consulting Canada at 905-678-6368


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