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Student Work Placement Program │ Eco Canada


Up to 75% of a student’s wages to $7,500


Student Work Placement Program provides wage funding for employers committed to cultivating the next generation of environmental professionals. Eco Canada will cover up to 75% of a student’s wages to $7,500 when employers hire the brightest minds in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM) and Business.

Eligible Applicants

Student Candidates

  • Currently study at a university or college in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math (STEAM) and Business
  • You must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or have Refugee status.
  • Students on a work permit or visa are not eligible.

Host Employers

  • You must provide a paid work term in a STEAM role to be eligible for funding.

Post-Secondary Partners

Eco Canada will be working closely with you to help students bridge the school-to-work transition. The team provides career support services to environmental students and professionals. As such you will receive in marketing the program and work placements.

Eligible Expenses

  • Funding is for paid work terms. Work terms can be full time or part time from 6 – 16 weeks.
  • Students gain valuable on-the-job experience
  • Employers increase future talent pool and resource availability
  • Students and Employers are required to find their own co-op placement
  • Three sessions per year: Winter (January-April), Summer (May-August), Fall (September-December)
  • Applications open 3 months prior to start of co-op session

Additional funding may be available for employers who hire student from one of the following groups:

  • Women in STEM
  • Indigenous People
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • First-year Students
  • Recent Immigrants (Permanent resident or refugee status)

Deadline Date

  Applications Now Open for Summer Placements.
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