Funding Resources

Alberta WIL Vouchers

Designed to help students get the job-ready skills they need while providing Alberta-based employers with access to local talent. It will provide employers with a grant of up to $5,000 per student placement, which is matched by the employer.

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) funding offsets the costs associated with hiring and training students in meaningful work experiences by providing reimbursements. This Government of Canada funding is administered by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) through 17 Employer Delivery Partners.

Agriculture, Food Processing, and Mining

Arts, Media, and Culture

Business, Tourism and Multi-sectors

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics


Canada Summer Jobs

CSJ is a program under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.


Mitacs funds Interns to undertake Applied Research projects (Accelerate program) OR Innovation projects (Business Strategy Internship program) under the supervision of an Academic Supervisor with a Sponsor Organization (the industry partner).
Funding PartnerIndustry FocusRole FocusFull-Time Work:Payroll Department Required??Upfront Funds Required??Contact Information & Notes
Canada Summer JobsAnyAnyNYY1.800.935.5555 or visit Canada Summer Jobs website
MitacsAnyResearchNNYAngelo Nwigwe
[email protected]
CC for Aviation & AerospaceAviation and aerospace companies, companies that provides goods and services to support avationand aerospace cos.Be in position that supports the aviation and aerospace industry.NYY[email protected]
ICTCAnyTechYYY[email protected]
TechnationAny - Except (financial sector employer, PSI, or government)Tech-immersiveYYYJacob Lolarga [email protected]
EHRC: Empowering Futures (SWPP)Firms whose primary activity is the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.
Sector support including renewables, in any of the following areas: R & D, business development, energy efficiency.
Firms engaged in manufacturing of equipment and the provision of services necessary to generation, transmission or distribution
STEAM or BusinessNN - proof of payments only, CRA registration is NOT requiredYYoana Turnin
[email protected]
ECO CanadaSTEM and Business: small to medium-sized companies (under 500 employees)Environmental jobs in STEAM or Business.NYYContact ECO Canada SWPP
EMC WILWorksManufacturing& Allied IndustryAnyNYYWendy Gray
Senior Project Coordinator
[email protected]

Carol Choquette,
Employer Engagement Specialist
[email protected]
Canadian Media Producers AssociationScreen-based companies for SWPP (members for other CMPA programs)Any in Media ProductionNNYLadane Ali
[email protected]

50% of placements are dedicated to priority groups for the Government of Canada. $11.90/hr -EDIA; $5.10 /hr – employer; $8.50/hr – employer (regular)
Cultural HR CouncilDigital Media (Content Creators); Film and Television; Live Performing Arts; Music and Sound Recording; Visual Arts and Crafts; Writing and Publishing; and Heritage.AnyNY, but not at applyingY[email protected]
AnyAnyNY, but not at applying (will need to submit first and last paystubs)Y
Ontario Chamber of CommerceAny - Except (financial sector employer, PSI, or government)AnyNYY[email protected]
Tourism HR Canada: PropelRegistered Canadian businesses, startups, and not-for-profits related to the tourism and hospitality sector.Any role related to tourism/hospitality businessYYY[email protected].
Trucking HR CanadaTrucking, Transportation, Logistics and related industriesAnyNYY[email protected]

Up to $2,000 extra for underrepresented groups. WIL student required.
Venture for CanadaStart-ups, Entrepreneural, small or medium-sized business, start-up, social enterprises, nonprofit, or charity, less than 500 employeesAnyNY, but not at applyingYes, but half of your allowable subsidy is paid within six weeks of your intern's start date, and the remainder is paid upon completion of the placement.

Registered (pre-Covid) in one of the following Canadian provinces: the Northern Territories, BC, AB, SK, MB, QC, NB, NS, PE or NL
Food Processing Skills CanadaAny - Except (financial sector employer, PSI, or government)AnyNYYCamille Paultre
[email protected]

Tiffany Gelvez
[email protected]

Cynthia Perry
[email protected]
Gearing Up-Mining Industry HR CouncilMining Sector, PSI, NonprofitSTEM & Business ProgramYY, only at the end of the placementN[email protected] or [email protected]
Canadian Agricultural Resource CouncilAgriculture Industry (including but not limited to: field crops, primary producers, greenhouse, horticulture, aquaculture, veterinary clinics servicing farm animals/ livestock, farm equipment dealerships, input dealers and agriculture focused media agencies)AnyNYY[email protected]
Technology Alberta: FIRST JobsTechnology SMEsTech & related rolesNYYes, reimbursement: $2000 – After week 10 (Reimbursed 2-4 weeks later); Remaining $2000 After Week 20, also reimbursed 2-4 weeks later)[email protected]
BioAlbertaSTEM & Life SciencesRelated & applicable to Life SciencesYY, but not at applyingYJamie Anderson-Reid
[email protected]
The Archaeological Society of AlbertaArcheology, heritage, museumRelated/tangent with industryNNY[email protected]

30 placements available
Alberta Hospitality AssociationHospitality - members ONLY of AHAHospitality sector (service and kitchen-related positions, management, marketing, administrative and tech support. )NY, but not at applyingYes, reimbused quarterly[email protected]
Alberta Food Processors Association (Food Futures)Food processing & related industry.Related to food processingNY, only at the end of the placementYRyan Hemphill
Grant Manager [email protected]