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Hiring a co-op student or intern for the summer can be affordable! Here are job grants, incentives, wage subsidies and other funding opportunities specific to it.

Yes, we know there's still snow on the ground, but if you snooze on these funding opportunities, you may miss out on $5000+ for hiring a full-time student this summer. 

Information last updated: June 1, 2020


Canada Summer Jobs program during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

Temporary changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program will help business hire and keep the workers they need so they can continue to deliver essential services. 

IMPORTANT: these changes apply to employers who have already been approved for Canada Summer Jobs funding. Currently, funding has not been re-opened for 2020.

These changes include:

- an increase to the wage subsidy, so that private and public sector employers can also receive up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage for each employee (previously, they were only eligible for up to 50%).

- an extension to the end date for employment to February 28, 2021 (previously, all funded positions had to be completed no later than August 28, 2020).

- allowing employers to adapt their projects and job activities to support essential services (for example: jobs in community programming may need to shift from in person to digital).

- allowing employers to hire staff on a part-time basis (previously, all funded positions had to be full time for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 6 weeks).

Please note: some exceptions may apply if you will be engaging a student as an independent contractor.


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