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Work-Integrated Learning

Funding Opportunities  

There are a variety of wage subsidies and tax credits available to employers who hire WIL students. If you have any questions or concerns, email our team at

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

SWPP is a WIL funding opportunity from the Government of Canada. Employers may receive a wage subsidy of up to $7,000 per WIL student through SWPP’s employer delivery partners.

Apply through an employer delivery partner.

Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit

WIL programs designated as “co-op” qualify for the Co-operative Education Tax Credit through the Ontario Ministry of Finance. Employers are eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $3,000 for hiring a co-op student.

For more information on claiming your tax credit, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance web page. Please note: Seneca emails a tax credit letter to all employers who have hired a co-op student at the conclusion of the work term.


Business Funding

The Government of Canada is providing funding to businesses affected by COVID-19 through the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) programs. The Seneca WIL team can help guide employers on the various programs.

Additional funding opportunities for employers include:

Mentor Works

Mentor Works is aimed at providing Canadian businesses with information and support about government funding opportunity programs.

Explore available Ontario funding programs for small businesses on the Mentor Works website. If your organization is involved in creating products, services or solutions that combat COVID-19, check out the Ontario Together Fund or the NGen COVID-19 Response to see if your organization is eligible for funding.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

BDC is a financial institution devoted to supporting Canadian entrepreneurs through financing and advisory services.

Colleges & Institutes Canada (CICan)

CICan’s Career-Launcher Internships focus on the areas of digital tech, clean tech and natural resources along with ImpAct Internships. The program connects employers with skilled students and grads by providing up to $30,000 towards an intern’s salary and training expenses.


Critical Recruitment Dates (Fall 2020 Job Postings for Winter 2021 Opportunities)

Job board live to students Sept. 28
First application bundles sent to employers Oct. 8
Earliest interview date Oct. 13
First round interviews Oct. 13 to 21
Rankings (if applicable) are due by 9 a.m. Oct. 22
First round decisions distributed Oct. 23

Frequently Asked Questions    

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your WIL co-ordinator or



How to Write a WIL Job Posting

Prepare a brief job description using our Job Posting Form, which includes the following:

  • A brief overview of your organization (one paragraph)
  • Job title
  • Job description including major responsibilities of the position
  • Minimum qualifications
  • Salary (students typically earn $16 to $24 per hour)
  • Any benefits that may be available, such as flex hours, gym access, etc.
  • Length of the WIL experience
  • Supervisor name and title
  • Your full address, including the location of the job if it is elsewhere                       

Submit Your Job Posting

To share your job posting, email a member of our business development team with either the completed Job Posting Form or your job description.

Please be sure to include your full contact and organization details.

Business Development Team