The Student Work Placement (SWP) Program provides federal funding to employers to hire co-op students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and business programs. Employer delivery partners representing target industry sectors deliver the program, working in partnership with PSE institutions. Eligible employers include private sector enterprises and non-government organizations involved in target sectors relating to STEM and business.

Are you a private sector employer who is hiring a Carleton co-op student to work in AI or Autonomous Vehicles?


You could be eligible for a wage subsidy of $5000- $7000 through the Information Communication Technology Council (ICTC) WIL Digital program. There are a limited number of funding spots available and they are now accepting applications. More information on the program can be found at: . The application form be accessed at:


The delivery partners will provide wage subsidies to employers offering quality student work placements.  The Co-operative Education office at Carleton University is working with delivery partners and employers to facilitate student recruitment for these placements.

Learn more about each delivery partner’s programs, eligibility requirements and application process.

  1. Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) – WIL Digital Program
  2. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) – Career Ready Program
  3. Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA)
  4. BioTalent Canada
  5. ECO Canada
  6. Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) – Empowering Futures
  7. Mining Industry Human Resources Council
  8. Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) – Aspire
  9. Venture for Canada – Internship Program

Contact: Karen Kedrosky, Team Lead, Business Development →