Funding for Employers

NOVA SCOTIA EMPLOYERS

Cooperative Education Incentive

The Cooperative Education Incentive provides private sector, government-funded and non-profit organizations 50% of the required minimum hourly wage of $15/hour for the hiring of Co-op students. Read more… 

Student Summer Skills – Co-op Stream

This program is for not-for-profit organizations and is used to create career-related summer jobs for post-secondary students. Reimbursements are $8.60/hour of a minimum $12/hour wage. Applications will be available in mid-December. Read more…

Student Summer Skills – Regular Stream

This program is for not-for-profit organizations and is used to create career-related summer jobs for post-secondary students. Reimbursements are $8.60/hour of a minimum $10.60/hour wage. Applications will be available in mid-December. Read more…

Nova Scotia Energy Training Program

This program was created to encourage private sector employers to hire NS post-secondary students for career-related work terms in all sectors of the energy industry during the summer. Small to medium-sized Nova Scotia companies involved in the energy sector may be eligible to receive a 50% wage incentive, to a maximum of $7.50/hour, toward student salaries. Read more…

EMPLOYERS CANADA-WIDE

NSERC Experience Award

Private sector employers engaged in R&D pay only 25% or $1125 to hire an undergraduate Science student for a 16 week placement. The typical application success rate is 90%. Read more…

Canada Summer Jobs administered by Service Canada

Canada Summer Jobs provides not-for-profit employers a wage subsidy of up to 100% and public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees with 50% provincial/territorial adult minimum hourly wage to hire students for the summer. The deadline to apply is typically in late February with funding results known in May.

Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations

Eligible organizations include non-profit organizations with a heritage mandate (museums, archives, library, etc.), educational or cultural institution with distinct objectives related to heritage, and Aboriginal governing bodies and organizations.  The programs may contribute up to 75% of the student’s employment costs to a maximum of $8,000/job and $50,000/employer. Applications for summer work terms are typically due in mid-January.

Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages

Eligible organizations include incorporated private, public or non-profit organization and municipalities. The program may contribute up to 50% of the student's employment costs (i.e. wages, benefits and other eligible expenditures) for private and public sector organizations and up to 70% of the student's employment costs for non-profit organizations. Applications for summer work terms were due on February 1 in 2016.

MITACS – Accelerate

Funds Masters's level students (Computer Science/Math and Statistics Masters Co-op at Acadia) to undertake novel research. Students spend approximately half of the time on-site with the industry partner; the remainder is spent at the university advancing the research under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. Read more…

Youth-Green

Open to "green" companies with fewer than 500 employees. To be "green", companies must align with the green economy or be hiring for a role which will produce an environmental benefit. Proposals are accepted at any time and are processed quickly.

MITACS – Accelerate InDev

Funds Masters students (Computer Science/Math and Statistics Masters Co-op at Acadia) to partner on collaborative projects with industry that advance or significantly improve new products, processes, materials, systems or service (non-research). Read more…

NSERC Engage Grant Program

$25,000 value Intended to foster the development of new research partnerships between academic researchers and companies that have never collaborated together before. Read more…

NEW BRUNSWICK, PEI AND NEWFOUNDLAND EMPLOYERS

Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) Program - NB

Employers must be NB-based either a municipality, provincial government department or agency, non-profit organization, or First Nation Community and NB-based. Students must be from NB. Read more...

SWASP - Student Work and Service Program - For Newfoundland and Labrador

This program provides a $5/hour wage reimbursement for students paid minimum wage. It is available to non-profit and for profit organizations for a maximum of 14 weeks. Read more…

Jobs for Youth Program - PEI

This program provides a 50% wage reimbursement for PEI students who are paid minimum wage. It is available to non-profit and for profit organizations for a maximum of 12 weeks. Read more…

Health Care Futures Program - PEI

The Health Care Futures Program provides Island students with summer employment in health care facilities and Department of Health and Wellness programs throughout the province. Read more...