Comments on Funding:
Funding is a wage subsidy that covers the cost of a student’s salary by 50% up to a maximum of $5,000 and 70% up to a maximum of $7,000 for first-year students and under-represented groups including: women in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM); indigenous students; persons with disabilities; members of a visible minority; and newcomers.
The applicants must:
The intern must be:
Please note: international students are not eligible.
Biotech or healthcare employers can hire students from any post-secondary institutions across Canada through BioTalent Canada’s Student Work Placement Program.
Should the co-op be longer than 16 weeks, employers must contact BioTalent Canada as they could be eligible to apply for another funding term.
Apply online for SWPP funding in three easy steps:
Other Things to Note:
- Online submissions are limited to SWPP and are not available for other programs at this time.
- As a SWPP participant, you get the added benefit of free access to BioTalent Canada’s new training programs—“Essential Skills Fundamentals Training Program” and “Technical Skills Fundamentals Training Program”. Access will be provided to you once your placement is approved.
Post-secondary institutions (universities, colleges and polytechnics) are no longer eligible to participate in SWPP as the employer of record.