Step 1: Hire a Student
A great way to find students seeking work placements is to connect with your local post-secondary institutions.
You can also use traditional recruitment methods to attract students, i.e., post a co-op/internship position on your favourite job board(s). The Career Ready Program doesn’t recruit students for your work term placement, but you can always contact a program coordinator if you require further support or direction.
Or use the Career Ready Talent Portal to broadcast your job description to multiple schools in your region.
Step 2: Apply for the Career Ready Wage Subsidy
Applications are created by employers, and are comprised of three easy to follow stages. Within the first stage, the student will be linked in to complete their portion. Visit our Applications page.
For more details on the application process, access our program guide or application manual.
Step 3: Get Funding
Will our business qualify?
- You must be a registered Canadian business or organization – we encourage applications from non-profit and “non-tech” companies
- You cannot be a federal, provincial government group or large financial sector employer
- You must have the financial capacity to hire a student for a work term, pay them consistently and provide a meaningful work experience
Will our position qualify?
Tech touches almost all industries and disciplines. The Career Ready Program has opened eligibility to students outside of STEM programs. That means students studying arts, business and other interdisciplinary or hybrid areas now qualify.
- The position is tech immersive. Utilizes technology either entirely or in some capacity
- The position is a meaningful work integrated learning experience
- The position is paid
If COVID-19 has affected the way your business operates, a student placement can help.
Considering a remote-work placement? We have supported thousands of remote work placements this year, and will continue to do so in the future.