The Magnet Student Work Placement Program

Funding your student hiring!


The project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program.

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If you’ve already hired a student for a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) placement, you might be eligible for a subsidy of up to $7,500!


If you need to hire a student, we can help! Outcome Campus Connect, by Magnet and Orbis, let's you find student talent with a single posting.

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What is the Magnet Student Work Placement Program?

The Magnet Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) brings together employers, students, and post-secondary school stakeholders to create quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities.

The program provides employers with wage subsidies to hire 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.

Employer applications are now being accepted.

Watch our last SWPP Webinar

Jan 21, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Benefits of the Student Work Placement Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed Canada’s social and economic landscape, leaving a significant impact on hiring capacity, operations, and business growth opportunities. 

SWPP is an opportunity for employers of all sizes and industries to build a talent pipeline while offsetting costs.

Hiring a Student

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 posting.

Employers can target students based on region, school, and program of study, and recruit students from underrepresented groups.

Employer Application