Employer Resources

Recruit for Success Series for Employers

The U of A Career Centre is proud to host the new Recruit for Success Series for employers, where we aim to provide support and guidance on your campus recruitment activities and strategies at U of A. The Recruit for Success Series contains a series of free monthly one-hour virtual sessions, covering a broad range of campus recruitment topics, with the U of A context in mind, such as:

  • Inclusive practice in campus recruitment
  • Effective and positive campus engagement opportunities
  • Collaborations with student groups and campus partners
  • Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) and Experiential Learning (EL) programs
  • Funding opportunities and more…

Receive updates and register for the upcoming sessions on campusBRIDGE. You can register for an employer account if you are new to campusBRIDGE. Please contact us at hiretalent@ualberta.ca for any questions.

Funding and Wage Subsidy Opportunities

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) 
A federal funding program that provides wage subsidies to employers that offer quality student work placements. Contact Rachel Sisson, Work Experience Coordinator, at swpp@ualberta.ca for more information or assistance. 

International Student Summer Employment Program (ISSEP)

Approved positions are reimbursed a wage subsidy of $7.00/hour to a maximum of $4000/position. Contact Rachel Sisson, Work Experience Coordinator, at swpp@ualberta.ca for more information or assistance. 

Mitacs Funding
Graduate student internships can be partially funded through the U of A, administered by the Graduate Student Internship Program (GSIP). Contact Andrea Spevak at gsip@ualberta.ca for more information.

Additional Resources

  • Alberta Jobs Now Program Provides up to $370 million to help private and non-profit businesses with job supports to get Albertans back to work. Employers can apply for funding to offset the cost of hiring and training Albertans in new or vacant positions.
  • Eco Canada Provides wage subsidies for jobs in the environmental sector.
  • The Helplist: Startup job postings, events and resources for the Canadian tech sector.
  • Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.: Brainstorm provides strategic advice, insightful research, and professional development for employers and educational institutions
  • McKinsey & Company has published several briefings to analyze the business impact of COVID-19 and support businesses.
  • COVID-19 Continuity supports businesses to understand the challenges and opportunities associated with business operations.
  • Canada Summer Jobs provides wage subsidies to employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years. The jobs will need to end by September 3, 2022, with a minimum of 30 hours a week and a duration of at least 6 weeks.