Type of Program:
The Talent Opportunities Program (TOP) is an initiative of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce designed to help employers located anywhere in Canada hire college and university students on work placements. Employers hiring eligible students may receive a wage subsidy up to 75 per cent (up to a maximum of $7,500) per placement.
Comments on Funding:
The wage subsidy is up to 75%, to a maximum of $7,500 per placement.
When It Ends:
Students hired on work placements must:
Employers must create an account and login on the online portal at http://occ.magnet.today/. those who already have a Magnet account, may log in with their existing Magnet credentials.
Once logged in, they will find a link that mentions the Student Work Placement Program – SWPP. Please click the “Apply Now” box to be taken to the application portal.
After an application is submitted, the student will be invited to complete the online student information form and sign the student agreement. Employers may collect the Student Agreement and upload the document when submitting their application, otherwise the student will be asked to submit the document when completing the student information form. Note: A signed Student Agreement is required for application approval.
When an application is granted conditional approval, the employer will be required to sign a recipient agreement and funds will be set aside for the wage subsidy. Employers are encouraged to review the Recipient Agreement and the terms of conditions contained therein prior to submitting an application.
The following documents will also need to be uploaded:
- 1Employment contract or letter;
- 2Proof of Canadian citizen, permanent resident or refugee status (accepted documents include government issued ID, such as a passport, birth certificate, permanent resident card, etc.; SIN cards are not acceptable);
- 3Proof of enrollment (i.e. a document from the student’s post-secondary institution indicating the student is registered in a program or course where a work-integrated learning component is part of their study plan, such as a co-op document, letter from school, etc. that clearly shows this information).
Other Things to Note:
TOP is a program delivered by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce with funding from the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program.