Employer Funding

SWPP+ provides post-secondary students with work opportunities related to their field of study and offers them the opportunity to use their academic knowledge in the workplace. Funding from SWPP+ ensures employers of all sizes in the food and beverage manufacturing industry have an opportunity to engage the next generation and build a talent pipeline for the future.

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

Funding is limited and administered on a first-come, first-served basis wherein completed applications are prioritized in the order they are received and approved based on eligibility requirements of that terms.

Retroactive applications are accepted for the previous term. i.e in Winter 2022 you can submit a retroactive application for Fall 2021.

*Applications that are 2 months out from start of term are added to a waitlist. Eligibility and terms and conditions are subject to change.

If you have applied and are on a waitlist,  you will receive communication approximately 15 days before term opens to review status of your application.

Start of Term – Applications OpenRetroactive Applications Available forApplication Closed
Summer 2021 (May 1 – August 31)
Funding up to $7,500
N/AMay 15, 2022
Fall 2021 (September 1 – December 31)
Funding up to $7,500
Summer 2021May 15, 2022
Winter 2022 (January 1 – April 30)
Funding up to $7,500
Summer & Fall 2021May 15, 2022
Summer 2022 (May 1 – August 31)
Funding up to $7,000
N/AMay 15, 2023
Fall 2022 (September 1 – December 31)
Funding up to $7,000
Summer 2022May 15, 2023
Winter 2023 (January 1 – April 30)
Funding up to $7,000
Summer & Fall 2022May 15, 2023

Program funding reimburses eligible employers for up to 75% of wages (to a maximum of $7,500)

Employer

Placement

Student

POST A JOB & HIRE A STUDENT

SWPP+ brings together employers, students and post-secondary school stakeholders to create quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities.

As per the Government of Canada, the number of placements at the 70% subsidy value are limited and subject to availability.

The final subsidy amount will be determined at the end of the placement term upon receipt of all supporting documents. This will include a final accounting of each placement’s actual length and total wages paid to the student (i.e., pay stubs). Food Processing Skills Canada has the right to deny payment should the employer fail to provide all required information and documents as per the program. All payments provided by Food Processing Skills Canada shall be considered final.

Placements can be partially government-funded from non-federal sources, but only funds from non-governmental sources can be subsidized under this program (i.e., a position paid with 60% provincial grant funding is only eligible for a subsidy on the 40% of the non-governmental funds).

Funding is limited and administered on a first come, first served basis wherein completed applications are prioritized in the order they are received.