Student Work Placement program

From Employment and Social Development Canada

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

Over 11,500 paid student work placements will be created by this program through 2021.

How the program works

ESDC works with Employer Delivery Partners. Employer Delivery Partners are a group of recognized associations and organizations that represent the interests of employers in industries.

They work with businesses and post-secondary education institutions to:

  • provide wage subsidies to employers that offer quality student work placements; and
  • create partnerships with colleges, universities, polytechnics and CEGEPs to recruit students for these placements.

What is considered a student work placement?

Student work placement activities can include, but is not limited to:

  • mentorship programs;
  • co-op placements;
  • practicums;
  • applied research projects; and
  • internships.

Contact us

Student Work Placement program
Employment and Social Development Canada
140 Promenade du Portage, Phase IV
Gatineau, Quebec
Mailstop 402

Email: NC-DGOP-POB-SWILP-PAIMTE-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

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