Applications for 16-week Summer 2018 co-op placements are no longer being accepted.
Applications for 16-week Fall 2018 co-op placements are being accepted.
The Student Work-Integrated Learning Program is an initiative to increase the job-readiness of students registered in STEM or business programs at Canadian post-secondary institutions.
- Program description
- Featured co-op programs
- Success record
- Examples of positions that could qualify
- Employer application package
The program gives employers the freedom to:
- Gain access to funds to hire co-op students
- Leverage a pool of workers eager to enhance their skills
- Develop new talent for future recruitment needs
The program’s co-op wage subsidies help knock down that cost barrier, by covering the cost of a co-op student’s salary by 50% up to a maximum of $5,000 and 70% up to a maximum of $7,000 for first-year students and under-represented groups including:
- Women in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
- Women in business
- Indigenous students
- Persons with disabilities
The program enables you to bring on an eager-to-learn student for a special project – and at the end of the placement end up with a skilled candidate already oriented to your company who could meet your future recruiting needs. For background information please see:
- Program background
- “New Academic Wage-Subsidy Program to Create 1,000 Student Job Opportunities in Canadian Biotech Companies,” August 28, 2017
- “Wage subsidies for student co-ops creating more opportunities in biotech,” March 8, 2018
BioTalent Canada has a long track record of successful wage-subsidy programs, helping new talent gain the skills needed for employment in biotech while assisting companies in offsetting the costs associated with hiring. The Student Work-Integrated Learning Program has placed over 256 students with 92 employers between September 2017 and March 2018. Please see the Student Work-Integrated Learning Program At-a-glance for highlights.
For stories and more details on the success of BioTalent Canada wage subsidy programs please see our Mapping Potential - Profiles of Canada's biotech frontiers
To qualify for the program, either the co-op position needs to have a biotechnology focus or the employer needs to have a biotechnology focus. Please also see the Participant information page for participant eligibility.
- Sales and Marketing Assistant at a biofuels company
- Software Engineer at a health technology company
- Associate Research Chemist for safe food processing at a meat manufacturing plant
- Laboratory Technologist for environmental management at an automotive company
You may also want to:
- Review the participant requirements on the participant information web page.
- Post a position on The PetriDishTM job board.
Funded in part by the Government of Canada's Student Work-Integrated Learning Program.