A wage subsidy provides financial reimbursement to employers who hire eligible job seekers.
As defined by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada, work-integrated learning (WIL) is a model and process of curricular experiential education which formally and intentionally integrates a student’s academic studies within a workplace or practice setting.
Work Integrated learning opportunities that are eligible for Student Work Placement wage subsidies include, but are not limited to:
- mentorship programs
- co-op placements
- applied research projects; and
WIL experiences include an engaged partnership of at least: an academic institution, a host organization and a student. WIL can occur at the course or program level and includes the development of learning outcomes related to employability, personal agency and life-long learning.
First Year Students are defined as students registered in the first year of their program at a recognized post-secondary institution.
Students from under-represented groups include:
Women in STEM: refers to a woman registered and studying in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Indigenous People: refers to people who reported identifying with at least one Aboriginal group, that is, First Nations, Métis or Inuit, and/or those who reported being a Treaty Indian or a Registered Indian as defined by the Indian Act of Canada, and/or those who reported they were members of an Indian band or First Nation.
Persons with disabilities: refers to an individual who has a difficulty or impairment due to a long-term condition or health problem and/or experiences a limitation in their daily activities.
Newcomer: refers to immigrants who immigrated to Canada within the last five years.