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Supporting the Next Generation of Tech Talent

With the end of the winter semester just around the corner, explore some of the many student employment programs & subsidies offered nationally and exclusively for Nova Scotians!

The TECHNATION Career Ready Program

As part of the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), TECHNATION’s wage subsidy program, Career Ready supports businesses by financing their decision to hire a student for a work-term placement. This in turn creates a rewarding opportunity for the student to apply their learning in real-world settings and puts them on a path to a bright career.

  • The program provides 50% (to a maximum of $5000.00) of a student’s pay in wage subsidies to employers.
  • An increased subsidy of 70% (to a maximum of $7000.00) is awarded to employers hiring students from under-represented groups:
    • Women studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM), or business
    • Indigenous students
    • Visible minorities
    • Recent immigrants (within 5 years)
    • Persons with disabilities
    • Students in their first year of study, or
    • Students on their first work-term (relevant to their field of study)
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WIL Digital Subsidy

ICTC-CTIC’s WIL Digital is an innovative Work Integrated Learning program that helps employers grow their businesses by providing financial assistance for hiring post-secondary students.

WIL Digital is funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP).

Subsidies are paid to employers who bring on students for a meaningful WIL opportunity. WIL Digital provides:

  • 50% of the student’s salary, up to $5,000; or
  • 70% of the student’s salary, up to $7,000, if the student falls within one of the following under-represented groups:
    • Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
    • Indigenous students
    • Newcomers (immigrants who immigrated within the last 5 years)
    • Students with disabilities
    • Visible minorities
    • First-year students

Have questions? Tim Perron, Regional Coordinator (Atlantic), would be happy to connect with you:

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Interested in exploring more student employment programs & subsidies?

Check out the following programs or explore our resources pages!

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