It's never been more affordable to hire a uOttawa student! Co-operative Education funding programs are available to businesses hiring students enrolled in a recognized CO-OP education program.

The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), administered by Employment and Social Development Canada, is funding CO-OP work placements.

And SWPP funding has temporarily become more flexible, so if you didn't qualify in the past, you should consider applying now.

Employers must apply through the SWPP partners listed below, according to their industry.

Some SWPP partners are developing a pre-approval checklist so you can find out whether your organization is eligible for funding before going through the hiring process.

BioTalent Canada

BioTalent Canada

Targeted sectors: Bioeconomy (bio-health, bioenergy, bio-industrial, agri/biotech), health care

Types of organizations: Private sector companies and parapublic organizations

ECO Canada Co-op Program

ECO Canada Co-op Program

Targeted sectors: Environmental sector (e.g.: an environmental sector company with an environmental division, or a non-environment company working on environmental projects)

Types of organizations: Private companies and consulting firms that are Canadian-owned or Canadian subsidiaries, NGOs, universities (must provide full-time work for a 12-16 week term).

Electricity Human Resources Canada

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)

Targeted sectors: Electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution

Types of organizations: Canadian or Canadian owned firms engaged in:

  • The generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power
  • Sector support including renewables, in any of the following areas: R & D, business development, energy efficiency
  • Manufacturing of equipment and the provision of services necessary for the generation
Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

Targeted sectors: Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Types of organizations: Advanced manufacturing, intelligent retailing, FINTECH, e-health, clean technology, artificial intelligence and cyber security, Big Data, connected transportation, and entertainment and gaming. 

*Open to applications from employers within other emerging high growth technologies, or companies outside of the technology industry provided the role is IT-related.

TECHNATION

TECHNATION (formally named ITAC)

Targeted sectors: All sectors and all students - student's work must have a tech component

Types of organizations: Private, NGO, NPO

Mining Industry Human Resources Council

Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)

Targeted sectors: Mining

Types of organizations: Private sector environmental and engineering consulting organizations (if they have a relation to the mining industry) and professors/researchers who do not have other government funding.

Venture for Canada

Venture for Canada

Targeted sectors: Aviation and aerospace industry

Types of organizations:

  • SME, start-up, social enterprise, non-profit, or charity
  • Located in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador.  
  • Organization has 1 - 500 employees.
  • Able to provide an internship opportunity that allows our motivated interns to contribute to new initiatives or add new value to your organization. All industries welcome!
Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA)

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA)

Targeted sectors: Aviation and aerospace industry

Types of organizations: Aviation or aerospace organizations

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC)

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC)

Targeted sectors: Manufacturing

Types of organizations: Private sector organizations that have manufacturing activities (if they are related to the manufacturing industry) and professors/researchers who do not have other federal government funding and work with partners in manufacturing

Talent Opportunity Program (TOP)

Talent Opportunity Program (TOP)

Targeted sectors: All sectors

Types of organizations: Employers must be a registered Canadian business or not-for-profit organization, may be located anywhere in Canada.