SWPP Funding Updates During COVID-19

Posted on Friday, May 29th, 2020

With guidance from the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program and to support employers regarding a COVID19 response, please note the following changes;

  • "Net new" hire restrictions have been removed. This means that any students hired may be considered for funding, not just new roles or more students than previous terms.
  • Up to 75% in wage subsidies (to a maximum of $7,500) per co-op student you hire
  • SWPP funding has also become temporarily more flexible. If you didn't qualify in the past, you should consider applying for the summer work term.
  • Shortened work terms may now be eligible for SWPP funding 
  • Up to 75% of the wage subsidy may be provided in advance - reducing your up-front hiring costs
  • This is in addition to the other flexibility measures in place, and will continue to March 31, 2021

If you have any questions about the funding, or would like to discuss your hiring needs, please contact Carrie Steele: 

Carrie Steele, Employer Development Coordinator
Experiential Learning Hub, Co-operative Education | University of Guelph
(226) 218-7137

For further information about SWPP Funding or other hiring incentives, please click here. 

Click here to view Co-operative Education Employer FAQ's - Amid COVID-19

Information updated May 29th, 2020