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Get your foot in the door to start your career.

Gain valuable work experience and skills needed to initiate your career in biotechnology or healthcare. The Student Work Placement Program’s wage subsidy offers employers up to $7,000 towards your salary as incentive to hire and train you.

Wage subsidies are available to all biotechnology and healthcare organizations who are creating a work-integrated learning opportunity and who meet the program criteria. Employers can hire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math), healthcare, business students and all other programs from any post-secondary institutions across Canada through BioTalent Canada’s Student Work Placement Program.

Please note: international students are not eligible.

To qualify for the program, either:

  1. the student position needs to have a biotechnology or healthcare focus or
  2. the employer needs to have a biotechnology or healthcare focus.

To participate in a student work placement, you must:

  1. be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at a Canadian post-secondary education institution. Including undergrad, Masters, PhD or post-graduate students;
  2. be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person with refugee protection given under the law;
  3. be legally able to work in Canada according to the laws and regulations of the province or territory where you live.

BioTalent Canada assumes no legal responsibility towards applicants or companies seeking subsidies.


Please note, Employers apply to the program. For Employer application information please visit


If you are interested in applying to a work placement or if you want to find out more about this program, we can answer all your questions. Please contact Colleen at 1-866-243-2472, ext. 218 or [email protected].

Featured Co-op Programs:

University of ManitobaSchulich School of Engineering   Red River College                                   Western University                                                          



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