Comments on Funding:
Funding is a wage subsidy of:
- 50% of total gross wages up to a maximum of $5,000 to provide students with meaningful WIL opportunities.
- 70% of total gross wages up to a maximum of $7,000 to provide students with meaningful WIL opportunities for the following under-represented students: women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Indigenous students, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and newcomers; as well as first-year students.
Employer eligibility criteria:
Student eligibility criteria:
The post-secondary program can be full time or part time. Students enrolled in a post-graduate program are eligible. International students do NOT qualify for the Student Work Placement Program.
Applicants must submit paystubs to receive the subsidy.
Other Things to Note:
- Wage subsidies are actively available for salaries paid to qualifying students on work-integrated learning placements, with applications now being accepted for fall 2022 and winter 2022-23.
- Have a student currently on a placement with you? You could be reimbursed for a percentage of their wages–both those paid to date and those that are forthcoming. Register on the Propel portal (https://magnet.whoplusyou.com/lp/propel ) to apply for a wage subsidy.
- Hiring for fall or winter? If you’re actively recruiting students for work-integrated learning placements to take place anytime between now and April 2023, register on the Propel portal (https://magnet.whoplusyou.com/lp/propel ) to post your work-integrated learning opportunity and apply for a wage subsidy.
- Looking ahead to next summer? If you’re planning to employ a student on a work-integrated learning placement, express your interest via this webform (https://tourismhr.ca/propel-preapplication-form/) and be notified when placements can be posted.