National Supports
Governmental Supports

Arts & Entertainment

Program Name
Young Canada Works/ Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Organizations /Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French/ Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations/Young Canada Works in both Official Languages
Category
Structured work experiences
Target Employers
Industry experts (CEOs, executives, managers, etc.)

All Youth Canada Works programs offer eligible employers wage subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth candidates that have innovative ideas and competitive skills.

Available to all industries

Program Name
Canada Summer Jobs
Category
General
Target Employers
Employers

Canada Summer Jobs offers wage subsidies to employers from not for profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees. Not-for-profit employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage. Public and private sector employers eligible to receive funding for up to 50%.

Program Name
Career Focus Local and Regional Projects
Category
General
Target Employers
Employers

Career focus provides funding for employers and organization to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth to make more informed career decision. Financial assistance may be provided to cover a maximum of 80% of costs associated with operating and delivering approved activities. Proposed projects must involve a minimum of eight youth participants.

Program Name
Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit
Category
Apprenticeship
Target Employers
Employers

The employer is eligible for a maximum claim of $2,000 per year for each apprentice if they hire an eligible apprentice.

Program Name
Magnet Student Work Placement Program (Student Work Placement Program)
Category
General
Target Employers
Employers

The Magnet Student Work Placement Program provides employers with wage subsidies up to $7,500 to hire post-secondary students.

Educational Services

Program Name
College and Community Innovation Program: Applied Research and Development (ARD) Grant
Category
Structured work experiences
Target Employers
Employers from the private sector

The ARD grant is provided for college researchers with their private-sector partners. Direct project costs are shared by company partners as well as the College and Community Innovation Program. Projects range from one to three years.

Manufacturing

Program Name
Innovation and Employer Engagement in Apprenticeship
Category
Apprenticeship
Target Employers
Manufacturers located in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, or British Columbia’s lower mainland who are experiencing skilled labour shortage.

Innovation and Employers Engagement in Apprenticeship is a federal pilot program available to help address the skilled labour shortages in trade professions by engaging underrepresented groups. This includes providing placements for women, Indigenous people and/or at-risk youth.

Mining, Quarrying and Oil and Gas Extraction

Program Name
Gearing Up (Student Work Placement Program)
Category
General
Target Employers
Employers from the mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction industry

The Gearing Up program is looking to create more opportunities in mining. Wage subsidies up to $7500 are available to employers to create new WIL opportunities.

Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Program Name
Student Work Placement Program/Science Horizons Youth
Internship Program/Science and Technology Internship Program
Category
General
Target Employers
All types of employers within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector, including from individuals to large-scale organization.
Audience
Employers in the STEM industry

The Student Work Placement Program offers up to $7,500 in coop wage subsidies to bio-economy employers to hire students in STEM and business programs.

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program offers up to $25,000 in wage subsidies to help employers gain access to funds to hire scientific and technical staff with less financial risk, grow their business, access a pool of workers, and develop new talent.

The Science and Technology Internship Program covers up to 80% of a new hire’s salary in the natural resources sector linked to the green economy.

Program Name
Student Work Placement Program
Category
General
Target Employers
Employers in the STEM industry

Employers can receive wage subsidy of up to $7500 per placement.

Program Name
Student Work Placement Program
Category
General
Target Employers
Employers in the STEM industry

Employers will receive up to 75% of a student's wages to $7,500 when they hire someone in Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math, and Business (STEAM).

Program Name
Science and Technology Internship Program - Green Jobs
Category
Structured work experiences
Target Employers
Employers

This program provides wage subsidies to eligible employers across Canada to hire and mentor youth in the natural resources sector, including in energy, forestry, mining, earth science, and clean technology.

Program Name
WIL Digital (Student Work Placement Program)
Category
General
Target Employers
Employers in any discipline of studies including Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM, Business

Employers are offered subsidies up to $7500 if they provided students with meaningful WIL opportunities that develop foundational and entrepreneurship/business skills.

Program Name
Career Ready Program (Student Work Placement Program)
Category
General
Target Employers
Employers in the STEM industry

Employers must provide a meaningful work opportunity, where the student will be immersed in technology and in a manner that is relevant to their field of study. The Career Ready program provides wage subsidies of up to 50% per student and up to 70% if the student falls within an underrepresented group.

Program Name
Industrial Research Assistance Program Youth Employment Program
Category
Structured work experiences
Target Employers
Employers looking to develop their innovation capacity

The Industrial Research Assistance Program Youth Employment Program helps employers create business or technology jobs for high skilled youth. The federal government provides a part of wage-related costs so employers can hire youth in innovationrelated projects. The internship lasts six to 12 months.

Utilities, Construction, Manufacturing

Non-Governmental Supports

Available to all industries

Program Name
Internship Program (Student Work Placement Program)
Category
General
Target Employers
Employers located in Atlantic Canada (NS, NB, NL, PEI) or Western Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB)

Employers submit a job posting on Venture’s website and are matched with eligible students. Once a student is selected, Venture will fund up to $7,500 in wage subsidies for eligible internships.

Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Program Name
Accelerate Entrepreneur Initiative
Category
Structured work experiences
Target Employers
Employers from businesses and non-for-profit organizations operating in Canada in the fields of Engineering, Life Sciences, Math Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities

Businesses in Canada developing a research project are eligible for a $15,000 research award if they contribute $7,500 per four to six-month unit.