Funding Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for employers to receive funding to hire Co-op students.

Magnet Student Work Placement Program 

The Magnet 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. The program is expected to generate up to 20,000 paid student work placements yearly across Canada by 2021-22.

Student Work Placement Program

Work placements are a win-win for employers and students. Through the Student Work Placement program, employers can apply for wage subsidies to help them hire post-secondary students across Canada.

Co-operative Education Incentive: NS Government (NS Employers)

Employers pay students a minimum of $15.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay. CO-OP will reimburse $7.50 per hour to a maximum of 40 hours per week. Employers participating in IRAP and SR&ED are eligible for an “R&D Incentive” and may receive up to $10.00 per hour.

NRC Industrial Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)

Canada Business Wage Subsidy Directory

  •  Lists provincial and national wage subsidies.