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Financial Assistance to Employers

There have never been so many resources and incentives at the same time to facilitate the hiring, hosting and integration of co-op interns in organizations in Quebec and Canada.

In addition to the refundable tax credit from the Government of Quebec, your organization could benefit from financial assistance of up to $5,000 or more per intern if this person is part of an under-represented group.

Please feel free to contact the various programs directly for more information. 

Since the grants are managed by third-party organizations, the University cannot be held responsible for the granting or not of a grant. Our role is limited to informing you of the possibilities.

The Student Work Placement program from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) gives wage subsidies for post-secondary students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), business, as well as other disciplines in selected sectors of the Canadian economy. 

ESDC works with Employer Delivery Partners. Employer Delivery Partners are a group of recognized associations and organizations that represent the interests of employers in industries. 

*Wage subsidies can be combined with the Quebec Tax Credit for an On-the-Job Training Period.


  • Hire a Canadian citizen.

SWPP Partners

Apply for a wage subsidy to one of the following SWPP partners:

ProgramField of studyApply 
Bio Talent CanadaFor work terms in STEM and healthcare.Website
Technation (formerly ITAC)For work terms relevant to the digital economy.Website
Environment Careers Organization Canada (Eco Canada)For work terms  related to the environment or an environment project and have an element of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math.Website
Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA)For work terms related to STEM or business program in aviation and aerospace.Website
Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)For work terms in mining or mineral exploitation field.Website
Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)For work terms in information and communications technology sector (cyber-security, fintech, business intelligence, connected transport, artificial intelligence, video games, etc.)Website
Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)For work terms in an organization working in the production, transmission or distribution of electricity; in energy efficiency, research and development; the production of equipment and / or services for companies in the electrical sectorWebsite


  • The hiring organization must be subject to the Quebec Taxation Act


The financial assistance is offered in the form of a refundable tax credit:

  • Up to $240 per week for private-sector organizations
  • Up to $120 per week for individuals

Note: Additional funding may apply when hiring immigrant students or students with disabilities.

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  • The hiring organization must be a non-profit organization (NPO), a public sector employer (excluding government departments and agencies), or a SME with 50 er fewer employees
  • Offer summer work term placements or jobs
  • Fill out an application in the fall preceding the employment period


  • NPO: up to 100% of the adult minimum hourly gage
  • Other employers: up to 75% of the adult minimum hourly gage

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  • The hiring organization must be a small business, a cooperative, a community sector, social economy or community action NPO, or a recognized trade union organization;
  • Offer an employment opportunity between May 1st and August 31st (summer work term);
  • Fill out a Form before placement (March 1st, 15th or 31st, depending on the organization type) to be submitted to the selection committees.


90% of the student's gross wage for a maximum of 10 weeks

Notice: Our work terms span over at least 12 weeks, therefore several weeks of wages are to be fully assumed by the employer.

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Notice: The number of employment positions is limited. Completing an authorization application does not guarantee funding.