Additional Funding Resources
Abilities Connect Fund (Grants for Hiring and Accommodating People with Disabilities in Ontario)

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce Abilities Connect Fund provides financial assistance to employers to create experiential learning opportunities for persons with a disability. Preference is given to employers that hire students and/or recent graduates with a disability.

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

OCE’s TalentEdge Internship Program is a collaborative program that provides support to industry to engage current post-secondary students (graduate students or final-year undergraduate students) and recent graduates from all disciplines in project-based four-month internships with a clearly-defined R&D component.

Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs Co-op Support Funds

Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs offers financial assistance to eligible not-for-profit and charitable organizations to assist with the hiring of a co-op student from Carleton University’s Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (BPAPM) program. Please contact Gillian Alexander-Nelson for more information.

Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects (OCASE) Tax Credit

The Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit to Ontario-based corporations of qualifying Ontario labour expenditures for computer animation and special effects activities.

Canada Green Corps

UNA-Canada’s Canada Green Corps is a youth employment program designed to bridge unemployed or underemployed youth to employment in Canada’s green economy.

Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit

The Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for labour expenditures incurred by a production company with respect to an eligible Ontario production.

Canada Summer Jobs

Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs is a wage subsidy program that enables public, private and not-for-profit employers to create career-related summer jobs for student participants.

Ontario Innovation Tax Credit

The Ontario Innovation Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit available to all corporations that perform scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) in Ontario. Eligible expenses include salaries and wages of employees directly engaged in SR&ED.

Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit

The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit provides a refundable tax credit of qualified labour expenditures by a corporation for the production of a Canadian film or video production.

Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit 

The Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for labour expenses and marketing and distribution expenditures for the creation of interactive digital media products.

Co-operative Education Tax Credit

The Co-operative Education Tax Credit is a provincial refundable tax credit for businesses hiring students enrolled in a recognized post-secondary co-operative education program. Private companies in Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba may be eligible for a tax credit equal to a percentage of the co-op student’s salary. All of Carleton’s co-op programs are tax credit-eligible. If you are an employer needing a tax credit letter for a co-op student you have recently employed, please click here.

Ontario Production Services Tax Credit

The Ontario Production Services Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for labour and other production expenditures incurred by a qualifying company with respect to an eligible film or television production, that are not claimed for purposes of the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.

Digital Link Ontario

Digital Link is an incentive-based program investing in the employability of recent graduates. Not only do businesses find talent in recent graduates, but grads are able to gain on-the-job experience. Employers will receive an incentive of $3000 for each recent graduate work placement, after a minimum term of 4 months. Click here for more.

Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence

The Ontario Research Fund – Reseach Excellence provides research institutions with funding to help support the operational costs (including salaries) of large-scale transformative research of strategic value to the province. Eligible institutions include universities/colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions.

Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada Internship Program

ECO Canada administers the Environmental Youth Corps (EYC) program to assist environmentally-focused companies with hiring recent post-secondary graduates.

Ontario Youth Employment Fund 

The Ontario Youth Employment Fund, part of the Ontario Youth Jobs Strategy, helps employers to cover the cost of wages and training for new hires when they provide a job placement of four to six months.

Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNOR) Youth Internship 

FedNOR’s Youth Internship provides financial support to small and medium sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Northern Ontario – focused on community economic development, business growth and competitiveness, and innovation – to employ recent graduates of post-secondary institutions.

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

ESDC’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities provides funding to organizations for local, regional or national programming initiatives.

Grants Ontario – Summer Experience Program

The Summer Experience Program provides not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and Aboriginal/First Nations communities with funding to create meaningful summer employment opportunities for students. Positions must focus on activities supporting key sectors within the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The duration of funded employment is a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 34 days under this program.

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program

This program provides wage subsidies to eligible employers to hire university, college and polytechnic graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Up to $15,000 in funding is available to employers for internships in the environmental and clean technology sectors. Internship opportunities lasting 6 to 12 months provide youth hands-on experience working on environmental projects.

Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

ICTC’s Career Connect program provides a wage subsidy to employers hiring unemployed / underemployed post-secondary graduates.

Science and Technology Internship Program 

Natural Resource Canada’s Science and Technology Internship Program provides support to eligible organizations to hire a recent graduate to work on research and development projects that are within the mandate of NRCan.

Mitacs Business Strategy Internship – Sprott School of Business

The Mitacs Business Strategy Internship provides either $10,000 or $15,000 per intern to allow them to undertake a four-month internship project with a partner organization in Canada. Projects should be focused on the organization’s innovation activities, helping them improve their products, processes, or services. The partner organization contributes 50% of the project, but under the current SME discount, small and medium-size enterprises are eligible to contribute 25%.

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program

The SR&ED Program is a federal tax incentive program to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development in Canada that will lead to new, improved, or technologically advanced products or processes. Companies can apply for SR&ED investment tax credits for expenditures such as wages, materials, machinery, equipment, some overhead, and SR&ED contracts.


The Mitacs-Accelerate research internship program is a cost-shared R&D internship program that connects companies with Canadian universities’ research expertise at the graduate or post-doctoral level.

Status of Women Canada

The Women’s Program provides financial assistance, including salary expenditures, to organizations carrying out projects that address barriers to women’s participation and equality in Canadian society.

National Research Council (NRC) 

The NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) – Youth Employment Program offers financial assistance to innovative small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada to hire post-secondary science, engineering, technology, business and liberal arts graduates.

The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) 

The Student Work Placement Program provides wage subsidies to eligible private sector and not-for-profit employers to assist them with the cost of hiring students.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

NSERC provides Experience Awards (formerly Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards) to enable current undergraduate students to work at a research and development facility of an eligible organization in Canada.

Summer Jobs Service

Employment Ontario’s Summer Jobs Service offers a $2-per-hour hiring incentive for private, not-for-profit or broader public sector Ontario employers to hire a student for the summer.

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

NOHFC’s Northern Ontario Youth Internship Program provides financial assistance to eligible private, non-profit and public sector employers located in Northern Ontario to train and employ recent graduates.

United Nations Association Canada – Green Spaces

Green Spaces is a wage-matching programme that works together with organisations in the sustainable development sector across the country to place talented students in positions that will elevate their knowledge, passion, and experience of working in Canada’s Green Economy.

Young Canada Works

Heritage Canada’s Young Canada Works  offers wage subsidies to eligible employers in the fields of heritage, arts, culture and official languages, to hire current students (summer jobs program)  as well as unemployed / underemployed graduates (internship program).