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Please note, the deadline to apply for the Fall 2022 placement term is December 22, 2022. Applications must be submitted before 5:00 PM EST. Winter 2023 funding may still be submitted and are due a minimum of six (6) weeks prior to the participants placement end date. Funding for placements is only provided up to March 31, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 placements deadlines:

1.     To ensure enough processing time, applications must be submitted at least six weeks before the placement end date.
2.     Incomplete or inaccurate applications can cause delays.
3.     Applications must be approved and contracts signed before the end of the placement.
4.     If applications are incomplete or inaccurate, BioTalent Canada can not guarantee a contract will be in place before the end of the placement. Therefore wage subsidy funding will not be provided for that placement.

BioTalent Canada is only accepting applications submitted online. PDFs are no longer accepted.

Online submissions are limited to SWPP and are not available for other programs at this time.

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 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 registered in a full-time or part-time post-secondary program;
  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].

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