SWPP+ Employer Participation Requirements

  • Be a registered Canadian business or not-for-profit organization located anywhere in Canada. Some exclusions apply. Please see below for a list of exclusions.
  • Be committed to paying the student in full for the duration of the placement (the wage subsidy will be administered after receiving all supporting information and documents, including pay stubs, at the end of the placement term).
  • Provide full- or part-time work opportunity at a minimum of 10 hours/week, for a minimum of 4 weeks up to a maximum of 16 weeks.
  • Not recruit and retain friends or family members as participants to the wage subsidy program.
  • Provide proof of student placement employment, start date, contract with participant,
  • Full wage and benefits of participant to Food Processing Skills Canada upon request
  • Act in compliance with all federal, provincial and territorial human rights and labour legislation, regulations, and any other relevant standards, such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act in Ontario, and any similar legislation in other jurisdictions.
  • Be covered by Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) or alternate workplace insurance.
  • Only submit applications for placements that are not subsidized by the federal government under another funding program.

  • Federal, provincial, territorial or municipal governments. Organizations which are extensions of a federal, provincial, territorial or municipal government, such as crown corporations, hospitals, and post-secondary institutions are generally not eligible.
  • Major financial sector employers (see FAQs for more information).
  • Please note that this list of exclusions may not be exhaustive. The FPSC reserves the right to amend eligibility criteria at our discretion.

    Withdrawal from the program: If, for any reason, a participant leaves their placement early, the employer must immediately provide Food Processing Skills Canada with written notice regarding the termination/withdrawal. The employer will reimburse Food Processing Skills Canada the total wage subsidy amount received if program participation was not met as per the contract agreement

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