Government of Canada Launches New Program to Hire Students
Funding Provided for Job Positions in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics Fields
The Student Work-Integrated Learning Program awards up to 50% in grants to a maximum of $5,000 to hire post-secondary students for positions in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields. Eligible roles include, but are not limited to: software developers, engineers, computer programmers, environmental sciences, etc. Students must be either a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person, or recent immigrant and legally entitled to work in Canada. Additionally, employers may be eligible to receive up to 70% of wages to a maximum of $7,000 to hire a person from an underrepresented group (women, indigenous students, immigrants, persons with disabilities, and first-year students). If an application is successful, the student may begin working immediately.
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