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Economic Support & Resources

District of Hudson's Hope
Employer Support

Student Work Placement Program

Federal Government

The Federal Government’s Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) offers the Student Work Placement Program to create quality work-integrated learning opportunities for students who will be better positioned to secure employment in their field of study. 

Placements can range from 4 to 16 weeks, full or part time, with a minimum of 10 hours per week. 

Employers can apply for back-to-back placements for the same student.


The program provides up to 50% (to a maximum of $5,000) of a work term student’s pay in wage subsidies to employers. 

Employers that hire students from underrepresented groups including women in a STEM program, Indigenous students, recent immigrants, persons with disabilities, and first-year students may qualify for funding up to 70% (to a maximum of $7,000). 

Funding is provided for net new positions that are over and above what the employer usually hires or for new positions.

Application Period

Applications accepted year-round.

Eligible Applicants



Students must be enrolled at a post-secondary institution, be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.

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