Student Work Placement Program – participant

Applications are being accepted for all placements starting before March 2021.

Are you a student looking for a work placement?

Get your foot in the door to start your career. Gain valuable work experience and skills needed to initiate your career in biotechnology. The Student Work Placement Program’s co-op wage subsidy offers employers up to $7,000 towards your salary as incentive to hire and train you.

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

To participate in a student work placement you must:

  1. be registered in a full-time or part-time post-secondary program that includes work placements/internships/practicum;
  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.

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 Benita at 1-866-243-2472, ext. 234 or, or contact Colleen, ext. 221 or,  or Hannah, ext. 215 or

Featured Co-op Programs:

University of ManitobaSchulich School of Engineering Seneca College  Red River CollegeDalhousie UniversityUniversité de SherbrookeDouglas College Ryerson UniversityCentennial CollegeUniversity of OttawaUniversity of Toronto - ScarboroughMcMaster UniversityUniversity of GuelphBrock UniversityWestern University         


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