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Funding Resources

As an employer, there are financial resources available to help you fund graduate or permanent positions. Further funding resources are available for employers who hire Co-op and/or Internship students.

Canada-B.C. Job Grant

Employer-driven, cost-sharing program that helps employers invest in training for their current or future employees. The CJG assists eligible employers to offset the cost of training up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant per fiscal year. The employer contributes at least one-third to the cost of training. The employer must have a job for the participant at the end of training.

Canada Job Grant

A cost-sharing program that helps employers offset the cost of training for new or current employees. Employers can receive up to two-thirds of the cost of training to a maximum government contribution of $10,000 per grant; employers must contribute the remaining one-third. Eligible training costs relate to a third-party trainer and cover tuition, textbooks, etc.

Career Focus

Provides funding for employers to allow them to offer career related work experience to post-secondary graduates. Certain criteria apply.

ECO Canada - Environmental Careers Organization Environmental Internship Program

The International Environmental Youth Corp (IEYC) program is a federally-funded program that encourages the hiring of new graduates and young professionals. Eligible Canadian companies can receive up to $12,000 to host a young professional in a full-time, permanent position related to the environment, such as environmental protection, resource management or sustainability. Funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Apply now to hire new talent at a reduced cost!

Empowering Futures: Developing Electricity Talent Through Work-Integrated Learning Program

The Empowering Futures Program is Canada's Student Work Placement Program for the electricity industry. Aimed at preparing students for the future of work, the program will create 1000 new work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in electricity over three years, providing subsidies of up to $7,000 per student position to employers who create new WIL opportunities.

Get Youth Working

The Get Youth Working! program is funded through the Canada-BC Labour Market Agreement and offers eligible employers $2,800 for each eligible youth aged 15-29 that they hire. A training fund for new employees is also available.

Green Jobs for Green Spaces

Federal Government Funding Opportunity - Youth Green Jobs

Green Spaces

Green Spaces is a United Nations Association in Canada (UNAC) initiative that provides support for environmentally sustainable organizations to hire students aged 15-30 for 8-16 weeks. Green Spaces offers a wage subsidy of approximately 50% to employers, up to $8.55/hour. We’re funding students across BC right now, with funding for this cycle lasting until March 31, 2019. The next funding cycle will begin again in May, benefitting students and employers in the summer semester.

Science and Technology Internship Program - Green Jobs

The Science and Technology Internship Program - Green Jobs is a wage subsidy program for STEM career placement opportunities in the natural resources sector linked to green economy. The program covers the cost of a new hire's salary by 50% to a maximum of $15,000/year to help employers hire the talent they need and help youth initiate a career.

Science Horizons Youth Internship Program

A Government of Canada program aimed at advancing research and achievements in the field of environmental science while giving young people the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and experience that will prepare them for sustainable employment in environment based careers.

Skills Link

This program helps young people, who face more barriers than others, to find employment to help them gain valuable work skills. Certain criteria apply. Participating employers may receive financial assistance to cover the costs associated with providing such employment services.

Student Work Placement Program

Employment and Social Development Canada works with Employer Delivery Partners to provide wage subsidies to employers offering quality student work placements in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and business programs across Canada. Over 11,500 student work placements will be created by this program through 2021.

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) is an initiative to increase the job-readiness of students registered in STEM or business programs at Canadian post-secondary institutions. The program's co-op wage subsidies help knock down that cost barrier, by covering the cost of a co-op student's salary by 50% up to a maximum of $5,000 and 70% up to a maximum of $7,000 for first-year students and under-represented groups.

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Provides funding for national, regional and local projects that assist people with disabilities in preparing for and finding employment or self-employment, as well as acquiring the skills necessary to maintain that new employment. The following options are available to employers and organizations:

  • Wage Subsidies – Funding is available to employers to encourage them to hire people with disabilities.
  • Work Experience – Funding is available to eligible organizations that provide opportunities for people with disabilities to gain paid and unpaid (volunteer) work experience leading to potential employment.

Young Canada Works

Young Canada Works offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to develop their skills, gain experience and establish a career path. Young people can access unique opportunities; practice their second language, work in a museum or Aboriginal friendship centre or even travel abroad. Wage subsidies are available for eligible employers who take the opportunity to benefit from innovative ideas and competitive skills.

Criteria: includes any post-secondary student who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or has refugee status, between the ages of 16-30.

Hire a student

If you would like to hire Camosun students or alumni, please login to the Co-op and Career Portal and post your opportunity.

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