Funding

ECO Canada – Wage Subsidy Program For Environmental Students

ECO Canada’s new CO-OP Program provides 50% of wage funding for employers who hire environmental students.

As part of Canada’s Work-Integrated Learning strategy, we are matching students with employers in the environmental sector to help them on the path to a bright career.

Host organizations submit your application today to secure your funding.

Canada Summer Jobs

Funded by: Service Canada
Provides wage subsidies to assist not-for-profit, public sector and smaller private sector organizations with 50 or fewer employees across Canada.
Details:

  • Eligible students must have been registered full-time students during the previous academic term with the intention of returning to their studies during the next academic year. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Not-for-profits may be eligible for 100% coverage of provincial / territorial adult minimum hourly wage. Public and private sector employers are eligible for up to 50% of the provincial / territorial minimum hourly wage.
  • Availability: summer (view specific dates)
  • More information: Canada Summer Jobs

NSERC Experience Awards

Funded by: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Approved Canadian industrial organizations may qualify for cost sharing up to a value of $4500. The employer must supplement the award by at least 25% of the value. A travel allowance may also be granted.
Details:

  • Students must be enrolled in an bachelor’s degree program in the fields of natural science or engineering and have maintained an academic standing of “B” or greater.
  • The work term must expose the student to R&D and/or innovation related activities related to their field of study.
  • Availability: ongoing as permitted by the student’s academic schedule. The term must be a maximum of four months.
  • Deadline: 4 weeks prior to the start of the work term
  • Contact: Chiara Longhi, chiara.longhi@ubc.ca, 604-822-9187

The NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP)

Funded by: National Research Council Canada
NRC IRAP provides firms with funding under two different Youth programs: the Youth Employment Program (YEP) and the Youth Employment Program – Green (Youth-Green) program.
Details:

  • Employers should be incorporated Canadian small-medium sized enterprises with no more than 500 employees.
  • The project should deal with research related to science and technology with the goal to enhance your company’s innovative capability.
  • Students must be Canadian citizens, landed immigrant or hold a valid work permit and enrolled in a full-time program.
  • Availability: ongoing
  • Application deadline: projects must be individually proposed to NRC IRAP
  • More information: National Research Council Canada

Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program

Funded by: Canada Revenue Agency
Offers tax deductions for current and capital expenditures as well as investment tax credits.
Details:

  • Canadian businesses conducting research and development in the areas experimental development, applied research, basic research and support work may qualify.
  • Deadline: At least three (3) weeks prior to the start of the work term.
  • More information: Canada Revenue Agency

Green Jobs Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP)

Funded by: Natural Resources Canada
Provides an opportunity to recent graduates in natural science and engineering to gain relevant and meaningful work experiences within their field of studies.
Details:

Wood First Funding

This funding is available through UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing for companies that are focusing on value added manufacturing in the wood products industry (product development or manufacturing improvement).

  • For further information contact: Jason Chiu at Jason.Chiu@ubc.ca or (604) 822-0082.

 

BC Tech Co-op Grants

Did you know you could get up to $10,800 for hiring a BC co-op student? Find out more about BC Innovation Council’s BC Tech Co-op Grants Program.