Hire a co-op/internship student and access funding

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Are you an employer hiring (or thinking of hiring) a post-secondary student? You may qualify for a wage subsidy!

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The Talent Opportunities Program (TOP) is an initiative of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce designed to help employers located anywhere in Canada hire college and university students on work placements.

York University is known for driving teaching and research excellence with cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and experiential education opportunities. York University, the third largest academic institution in Canada, represents the principal intersection where progressive thinking meets solid fundamental learning. With over 50,000 students and thousands of research experts, York is an ideal partner for your organization. Our students are eager to apply their knowledge to real-world problems and can help address the needs of your organization.

Join the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and York University for a webinar to learn how your company can tap into post-secondary talent and apply for a valuable wage subsidy.


• Overview of TOP student work placement program wage subsidy

• York University Co-op/Internship Programs Overview – Lassonde School of Engineering and The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

• Funding process and tips for employers

• Q & A


Bob Eichvald, Associate Director, Co-op Program and Business Opportunities – Lassonde School of Engineering

Mel Belore, Associate Director, Experiential Education and Fahimeh Ehsani - Experiential Education Partnerships Coordinator – The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Time: 12:00noon to 1:00pm ET

A link to the Zoom webinar will be sent by email in advance of the event.

Visit https://occ.ca/talent-opportunities-program/ to learn more about TOP and to apply for a wage subsidy.

Lean more about the York University and how you can enhance your talent pool. https://www.yorku.ca/partnerships/partner-with-us/

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Organizer Ontario Chamber of Commerce

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For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business.

The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members. The OCC’s vision is to foster a vibrant and economically sustainable province that is driven by an innovative, successful and ever-expanding business community. From innovative SMEs to established multinational corporations and industry associations, the OCC is committed to working with our members to improve business competitiveness across all sectors. The OCC represents local chambers of commerce and boards of trade in over 135 communities across Ontario, steering public policy conversations provincially and within local communities.

Join us today. Visit occ.ca to find out more.

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