Employer Resources


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 Work Experience Program (ISWEP) 
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. 

Accessibility Work Experience Program (AWEP) 
Receive a wage subsidy between $12.50/hour and $15/hour for a four-to-six-month position to be filled by U of A students or alumni with disabilities who are seeking positions that align with their level of education and experience. Contact Karen Unger at awep@ualberta.ca for more information. 

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.