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  • STUDENT WORKPLACE PLACEMENT PROGRAM
  • STUDENT WORKPLACE PLACEMENT PROGRAM

The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) connects employers with student talent. Funded by the Government of Canada, SWPP provides employers with wage subsidies of up to $7,500 to hire Canadian post-secondary students for paid work experiences. Students in turn benefit with quality work experience so they can secure employment in their chosen fields of study.

SWPP is administered through Magnet at Ryerson University, a digital platform with a mission to accelerate inclusive economic growth across Canada by advancing careers, businesses and communities.

 

Who is eligible to apply for SWPP?

  • Registered Canadian businesses, not-for profits, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and post-secondary institutions (universities, colleges, and polytechnics)
  • Please note that Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Municipal Governments and Red Seal trades do not qualify

What are my commitments as an employer? 

  • Pay the student for the role
  • Provide a quality learning experience to the student
  • Have the financial capacity to pay the student for the duration of the placement in full (the wage subsidy will be administered after receiving the final pay stub at the end of the placement)
  • Submit pay stubs (as proof of payment to the student) at the end of the placement through the portal
  • Submit an invoice at the end of the placement through the portal to get reimbursed (the wage subsidy) 

Click here to get started today.

or call 519-843-5140

to chat further with us about eligibility and submitting applications.

Frequenty Asked Questions


How do I get the funding?

  • The wage subsidy will be administered to you after the placement ends
  • You will need to follow all steps (detailed above) to claim your subsidy 

What is Outcome Campus Connect and how is it used in this process?

  • Outcome Campus Connect is Canada’s largest online student recruitment tool. Employers using Magnet can use the Outcome Campus Connect functionality to send job postings to 85+ post-secondary institutions with a single click. Employers can also opt to send their posting to specific college, university, or CEGEP job boards.

Can my organization apply for more than one placement per semester?

  • Yes, you can! 

Can I get funding from SWPP and other programs, such as Canada Summer Jobs?

  • No. You can only receive funding from one funding source.

Click here to get started today.

or call 519-843-5140

to chat further with us about eligibility and submitting applications.