Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada) Co-op Student Placement (2022)


The Co-op Student Placement wage subsidy covers up to 75% of a student’s wages up to a maximum of $7,500 when employers hire the brightest minds in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM) and Business.

Federal funding, including the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), cannot exceed 100% of the wages earned when combined with the ECO Canada Student Work Placement (SWP) funding.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 75% of a student’s wages up to a maximum of $7,500.
Additional funding is available for underrepresented groups.


Applicants/ host organizations must:

  • be employers;
  • provide a paid work term in a STEAM/business role. Work terms are flexible (from work placements as short as 6 weeks, to a maximum of 16 weeks, that are full time or part time; placements must be a 180 hours, students will be able to work from home),
  • open a new position related to the environment or an environmental project.

Students must:

  • must currently study at a university or college in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math (STEAM) and Business;
  • must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or have Refugee status;
  • there is NO AGE RESTRICTION (Students over the age of 30 are eligible for the SWP funding).

Federal, Provincial, Territorial, and Municipal governments are not eligible under the Student Work Placement Program (Co-op).

Other Things to Note:

Funding Update (January 2022): Limited availability for winter co-op – apply soon.
Summer 2022 applications coming soon. Limited winter placements still available.

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