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CCAA and the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) Funding

March 12, 2020  
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CCAA and the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) funding 

Funded by the Federal Government (Employment and Social Development Canada, ESDC), the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) supports partnerships between employers and post-secondary education institutions to create more work-integrated learning placements for students enrolled in post-secondary studies across Canada. The Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA) is the partner selected by ESDC to deliver the program for the aviation and aerospace sector.

 Employers could receive wage subsidies of up to 50% of the wage cost for each work term placement (up to a maximum of $5,000 per placement) and up to 70% (up to a maximum of $7,000 per work term placement) for first-year students and/or under-represented groups including, women in STEM, Indigenous students, persons with disabilities and recent immigrants (i.e. permanent residents).

The CCAA is pleased to announce that we still have SWPP funding available for the following semesters:

·      Winter 2020 (employment starting as early as January 1st, 2020)

·      Spring/Summer 2020

NEW!   The CCAA now has limited funding available for:

·      Part-time and full-time students registered in programs other than STEM and business

·      Part-time work placements

 To apply, please review/complete the forms below:

·      Employer form:

·      Student form:

·      Eligibility criteria:

·      Work-Integrated Learning can include co-op placements, internships, field placements, or applied projects to solve particular problems for employers; 
See the list of approved work placement types:

 Important Update: ESDC has updated the guidelines of the program such that the funding would only be provided to employers demonstrating a net increase in the number of placements offered per year. By establishing a Net New Placement baseline, the funding is expected to motivate employers to hire a higher number of students than previous years. Only applications for work placements exceeding the baseline number will be considered. For instance, if your organization indicates a baseline of 5 placements, the CCAA would fund as of the 6th placement and upwards.