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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: January 6, 2021


Canada Summer Jobs program during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

Temporary changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program will continue to support employers and youth for 2021.

These changes include:

- an increase to the wage subsidy, so that funded private and public sector employers can also receive up to 75% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage for each employee (previously, they were only eligible for up to 50%).

- allowing employers to offer job placements between April 26, 2021 and February 26, 2022 (previously, all funded positions had to be completed during the summer months).

- allowing employers to adapt their projects and job activities if the proposed project is impacted by COVID-19 restrictions after an agreement is signed (all changes must be approved by Service Canada).

- 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.