Funding for internships

Student Work Placement Program

Run by the Government of Canada, in partnership with a variety of discipline-specific organizations, the Student Work Placement Program provides wage subsidies to employers that offer quality student work placements.

How much could you get?

  • Up to $5,000 for every student you hire through the program
  • Up to $7,000 for every student you hire that is in their first year (Engineering Career Practicum)
  • Up to $7,000 for every student you hire that is from an under-represented group including: 
    • Women in STEM
    • Persons with disabilities
    • Newcomers
    • Indigenous students
    • Visible minorities
Emily Dawson - Schulich Engineering Internship

Organizations to help you access Student Work Placement Program funding

Brady Olsen - Schulich Engineering Internship

Electricity Human Resources Canada

Supporting employers in the electricity generation, transmission and distribution space, and supporting services.

ECO Canada

Eligible employers are hiring students for meaningful environmental jobs in science, technology, engineering, arts or mathematics, or business.

Information and Communications Technology

For employers providing work-integrated learning opportunities for students with digital or technology components.

Mining Industry Human Resources (MiHR)

MiHR's Gearing Up program provides funding to organizations creating new work-integrated learning opportunities in mining.

BioTalent Canada

Subsidies are available to employers who are creating a work-integrated learning opportunities in biotech or healthcare. 

Venture for Canada

Funding to employ post-secondary students in a small-to-medium sized business (SME) or startup in any discipline.

Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace

Helping alleviate the cost barriers associated with hiring and training students with minimal experience in the aviation and aerospace industry.

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium

Through its WILWorks program, the consortium supports employers looking for wage subsidies to hire interns in Canada’s manufacturing and related sectors.


Supporting employers with tech-immersive student jobs in marketing, business strategy, data management and information technology.