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Financial incentives

Is your business or organization eligible for financial incentives?

Learn more about how your small or medium business may qualify for financial incentives when you participate in a new student work-integrated learning program. Check out additional details below or contact: 

Craig Hill, Employer Engagement Co-ordinator
905.721.8668 ext. 6748
careerkickstart@uoit.ca

Financial Incentive criteria

  • Paid student positions

    Paid student positions include co-ops and internships.

    Tier 1 

    Eligibility: Businesses and organizations with one to 20 employees.

    Terms: A minimum 10-week paid student work term.
    Tier 2

    Eligibility: Businesses and organizations with 21 to 50 employees.

    Terms: A minimum 10-week paid student work term.

    *This incentive offer is ‘stackable’ against the $3,000 co-op tax credit employers can apply for when hiring a co-op student.

  • Unpaid student positions or projects

    The university offers employers financial incentives for traditionally unpaid student opportunities. These incentives are designed to offset costs to employers associated with the program.

    • Practicum, Capstone project or research project - $1,000
    • Additional incentive opportunities will be offered on a case-by-case basis. They include:
      • Expenses asssociated with accommodating students with disabilities; or
      • Expenses asssociated with leading or participating in workshops for students (e.g. transportation costs).

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