The TECHNATION Career Ready Program

Developing the next generation of tech talent

Apply for our Career Ready subsidy program today

As part of the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), our wage subsidy program – Career Ready – supports businesses by financing their decision to hire a student for a work-term placement. This in turn creates a rewarding opportunity for the student to apply their learning in real-world settings and puts them on a path to a bright career.

The program provides up to 50 per cent (to a maximum of $5,000) of a work term student’s pay in wage subsidies to employers. Employers that hire students from underrepresented groups including women in STEM, Indigenous students, recent immigrants, persons with disabilities, and first-year students may also qualify for additional funding (up to 70% or $7,000).

Students from all academic disciplines are eligible.

Employers must be able to offer a minimum work term of 12 weeks, and the role must immerse them in technology as it relates to their field of study.

Examples of new eligible roles include:

  • Digital marketers
  • Social media / digital communications specialists
  • Graphic / UX / UI designers… and much more!

Employers will have the flexibility to postpone placement start dates to avoid rescinding placements. Employers can receive a pre-approval certificate for their organization. Students will be able to work from home. Post-secondary institutions (universities, colleges, and polytechnics) can apply as employers for the wage subsidy. No changes to the funding amount or model have been announced at this time.

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Wage Subsidies and Funding

Find answers to your questions about subsidies and funding.

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Apply to earn up to $7,000 in wage subsidy per student.

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Employer Information & Resources

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Student Information & Resources

Are you a student interested in the tech industry? Our tools and resources can help you.

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