Specialized support by field/ industry

Business-specific support…


Grants Ontario, Summer Experience Program (SEP) Grants Ontario program provides not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and Aboriginal/First Nations communities with funding to create meaningful summer employment opportunities for students. A handy list of sectors that can receive funding is provided. You may be eligible for a grant of up to $3,658.00 per position.

Construction Trades

Electricity Human Resources Canada, Empowering Futures: Developing Electricity Talent For Canadian employers who are engaged with the energy, manufacturing, and green economy sectors, EHRC has the ability to partially fund a co-op student’s work-term. The proportion of wages subsidized by EHRC is higher for employers who hire from underrepresented groups (e.g. women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities). 613-235-5540 info@electricityhr.ca

MTCU, Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers Train an apprentice in one of over 100 eligible skilled trades and you could receive up to $16,700. This graduated apprenticeship operates on a levelling system where the higher training level achieved by your apprentice, the higher the grant becomes.  With each milestone achieved you can also qualify for a $500 bonus. There is also an extra bonus if your apprentice comes from an underrepresented group. Additionally, if you can employ your apprentice through to the Certificate stage you can get significantly more. There is no direct contact information, but look for the “chat now” symbol on the page to communicate directly.

Ontario Ministry of Finance, Ontario Production Services Tax Credit A refundable tax credit for labour and other production expenditures with respect to an eligible film or television production that are not claimed for the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit. 416-642-6659 taxcredits@ontariocreates.ca

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program  OYAP is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program. To find your local OYAP representative, follow THIS LINK.

Power of Trades Power of Trades offers pre-employment training and support for immigrants who want to work in the skilled trades. All services are offered at no cost to participants. Services for Employers include: Help with staffing needs, access to job fairs and customized hiring sessions, Access to a large pool of pre-screened candidates of all skill levels in all four trade sectors, No-risk co-op placements with pre-screened mature learners. 613-788-5001 poweroftrades@ymcaywca.ca


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Science & Tech

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace, The Student Work-Integrated Learning Program Employers who are involved in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and business, can hire a student under the wage-subsidized work-integrated learning program. CCAA can subsidize up to 50 % (to a maximum of $5 000) of the costs associated with hiring a student. Employers who hire a student from an underrepresented group, or a first-year student, may be eligible for additional wage subsidies of up to 70% (to a maximum of $7 000). 613-727-8272

Canada Revenue Agency, Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive A federal tax incentive program to encourage Canadian businesses in all sectors to conduct research and development in Canada; eligible expenses include wages.

Canada Revenue Agency, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program As a way to encourage the development of a domestic production sector and Canadian film efforts. The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program can refund 25% of qualified labour expenditures involved with a Canadian film or video production.

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), Clean Tech Internships Hire a Clean Tech  intern (technologies that help create a cleaner environment) for 6-12 months in a full-time position related to the use or development of clean tech, and CICan will contribute up to 70% of the intern’s salary, to a maximum of $15,000. 613-746-2222 internships@careerlauncher.ca

Ministry of Research and Innovation and Science, Ontario’s Youth Business Acceleration Program This funding package is available for young entrepreneurs (aged 18-29) who are interested in developing a technology company. Eligible applicants may be able to get up to $15,000 in funding to hire a young business professional to help in the company’s development. 1-866-668-4249

Mitacs, Career Connect Mitacs Career Connect is a wage subsidy program that supports six-month placements for organizations interested in hiring recent post-secondary graduates for green jobs in science, technology, engineering or math fields, for a six-month placement valued at $20,000 to $25,000, subsidized by Mitacs at up to 50%.

Environment/Green Jobs

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), Natural Resource Internships Employers can hire an intern for 6-12 months in a green full-time job within a natural resource sector, and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) will contribute up to 50% of the intern’s salary, to a maximum of $15,000. 613-746-2222 internships@careerlauncher.ca

Environment and Climate Change Canada, Science Horizons Youth Internship Program Science Horizons supports green jobs for youth by providing wage subsidies of up to $15,000.00 to eligible employers to hire interns in environmental and clean technology sectors. Interns must be recent college or university graduates eligible to work in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

Eco Canada, Wage Subsidy to hire Environmental Students For employers who are involved in the environmental sector, ECO Canada can provide up to 50% of a Co-op student’s pay. Eligible employers must be able to provide a work placement that is a minimum of 30 hours per week and is 12-16 weeks in duration. 1-800-890-1924 swilp@eco.ca

Student Work Placement Program, Biotalent Canada Offers up to $7,000 in co-op wage subsidies to bio-economy employers to hire students registered in STEM or business programs at Canadian post-secondary institutions. 1-866-243-2472, Benita ext. 234, buruhisho@biotalent.ca, or Colleen, ext. 221, chayes@biotalent.ca or Hannah, ext. 215, hwalhad@biotalent.ca.

Global Exports

Ontario Exporters Fund This Ontario Exporters Fund helps exporters cover the cost of hiring an experienced export manager (up to $80,000) in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, building products and construction, clean technology (including renewable energy, smart grid and environmental technologies), exportable professional services (e.g. architecture, engineering, urban planning), Information and Communication Technology including digital media, life sciences.


Mining Industry Human Resource Council, MiHR’s Green Jobs Program Employers who are engaged with Canada’s mining sector can provide a post-secondary graduate with a meaningful internship. The internship will focus developing environmental protections, or positive environmental outcomes. Experienced staff will act in a mentor/coach role for the intern during their full-time 6-12 month long internship. MiHR is able to provide up to 50% of the wages paid by employers (to a maximum of $12000) and has funding for 120 internships across Canada.