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    The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) offers eligible employers up to $7,500 when they hire Canadian post-secondary students for work integrated learning (WIL) placements. In a period of challenges and change, SWPP can be valuable in helping employers boost capacity with new talent while offsetting costs.

    SUBSIDY ELIGIBILITY: This subsidy only applies when the student is on a post secondary school workplace program of some type while working for you, such as an internship, apprenticeship, field placement or co-op program.  Really any Work Integrated Learning placement (even a remote placement) that develops their skills and provides business with talents not usually available.

    If interested in the program, please contact the Chamber to learn more and so we can help you access this funding. ACT FAST as funding is dependent on availability and is first come first served. 

    ABOUT THE TALENT CONNECTION TOOL

    Powered by Magnet, job seekers and businesses can access a free to use digital platform that uses intelligent matching technology to connect employers with talent and make recruitment efforts easy and efficient. Given COVID, you can even hire students to work for you remotely. For example, you could hire a graphic design student needing to show workplace experience to work for you from their home – from anywhere in Canada.

    There are TWO ways to get started.

    Please let us know that you have signed up. Part of the program requires us to track our Chamber member employers engaged with the program. When you apply through the the application, be sure to check off the box that asks how you learned about the program (through the Chamber) and write in Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce.

    Questions? Contact us today.