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Learn How to Fund and Hire Postsecondary Students

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Accelerator Centre

295 Hagey Boulevard

Meeting Room 2 + Networking Area

Waterloo, ON N2L 6R5

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Accelerator Centre and Communitech clients are invited to attend this presentation and networking opportunity to learn about funding programs and resources to hire postsecondary students.

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10:30 – 11:00 am - Networking

11:00 – 11:20 – Partnering with Conestoga

11:20 – 11:25 – Canada-Ontario Job Grant

11:25 – 11:30 – Student Work Placement Program overview

11:30 – 12:00 – ITAC and ITCT Panel

12:00 – 1:45 – Visit individual presenter booths and learn more details specific to your organization


Partnering with Conestoga College

Established in 1967, Conestoga now serves approximately 16,500 full-time students through campuses and training centres in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford, Ingersoll and Brantford and is a provincial leader in apprenticeship training. Continuing education programs attract more than 38,000 enrolments each year.

As the region’s only provider of polytechnic education, Conestoga plays an integral role in the success of our community: 65 per cent of our graduates remain in the area after completing their education, contributing more than $2.3 billion each year to the local economy. More than 50 per cent of the local adult population has accessed our services.

Conestoga delivers more than 200 career-focused programs, and has more degree offerings than any other college outside of the GTA, including Ontario’s only college-based, accredited engineering degrees.

Learn about new programs, research opportunities, capstone projects and other ways to partner with the college.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

This grant provides direct financial support for employers who identify training needs with new or existing employees. An employer driven program, they select their trainees and an eligible third-party trainer. Government provides coverage of 50 – 83% of cost of training.

Maximum funding is dependent on the size of the employer and ranges between $10,000 and $15,000 per trainee.

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

The Government of Canada is moving forward with implementation of the expansion of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP). As of fall 2019, wage subsidies for employers are expected to be available for work-integrated learning opportunities for post-secondary students in STEM, business, as well as other disciplines in selected sectors of the Canadian economy. Employers can receive wage subsidies of up to 50 percent of the wage cost for the placement (up to a maximum of $5,000 per placement) up to 70 percent (up to a maximum of $7,000 per placement) for under-represented students including first-year students, women in STEM, Indigenous students, persons with disabilities and newcomers.

Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) of Canada Inc.

ICTC believes in the importance of developing a highly skilled, educated and motivated ICT/digital workforce that will drive Canada’s economic growth and innovation. In partnership with Canadian industry, government, not-for-profits and the education sector, ICTC strives to define critical competencies and standards; build education and employment pathways for youth and adult learners to increase digital literacy/skills; provide educators with tools and resources to enhance learning, and connect youth to jobs.

Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) has served as the leading voice for Canada’s information, communications and technology (ICT) industry, championing the development of a robust, competitive and sustainable digital economy in Canada for more than 60 years.

ITAC’s Career Ready Program is proud to be a part of the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) expansion, recently announced by the Government of Canada. Career Ready now subsidizes a broader range of job roles for employers, increasing opportunities for employers. Approved placements will continue to receive up to $7000.00 in wage subsidy!

Whether you are a small, medium or large enterprise in tech or non-tech - technology is a part of our everyday business practices. You can apply for up to 10 wage subsidies (per placement period) for a variety of roles that span across many disciplines.


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