Funding information for employers

Funding Summary
Digital Main Street As part of a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, Digital Main Street is proud to continue delivering programs to support businesses across Ontario.
IRAP (Industrial Research Assistance Program) IRAP will provide funding to SMEs looking to grow and generate profits through development and commercialization of innovated, technology-driven new or improved products, services or processes in Canada. Funding may apply to developing technology or hiring new graduates.
Magnet Student Work Placement Program The program provides employers with wage subsidies to hire post-secondary students for paid work experiences. Students, in turn, benefit from quality work experience so they can secure employment in their chosen fields of study. Employer applications are now being accepted.
Employment and Social Development Canada Funding programs from Employment and Social Development Canada are government grants and contributions that help support jobs, training, and social development. Grants are unconditional transfer payments that the government provides to individuals or organizations for activities that meet eligibility criteria set by the funding program.

Contributions are similar to grants, except that, in order to receive funding and be reimbursed for specific costs, recipients need to meet certain performance conditions. The government can also audit the recipients' use of funding.
Information and Communications Technolgy Council

ICTC is a leader in developing workforce solutions and delivering talent programs to enable Canadian businesses to access the right talent with the right skills needed to drive innovation and productivity in an increasingly competitive environment. To ensure Canada is able to meet the growing demand for ICT and digitally skilled talent, we must consider all labour market sources and complementary pathways and build welcoming, diverse workplaces. Our programs provide unique and targeted solutions for recruiting, retaining and integrating women, Indigenous persons, youth and internationally educated professionals (IEPs) into ICT workforce.

Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.

MaRS IAF Early-stage capital can be critical to your venture’s success. MaRS offers a range of products and services to help you find the funding you need to grow your business.
CICan Career Launcher Internship Career Launcher provides wage subsidies for organizations to create jobs and meaningful work experiences for students and recent grads. Learn more about how you can access funding to help address labour shortages, diversify your workforce, and strengthen your industry.
Green Jobs Science & Technology Internship Program  Green Jobs Science & Technology Internship Program (STIP) is funded by Natural Resource Canada. Green Jobs STIP provides wage subsidies for hiring organizations in the natural resource sectors.
Innovative Work-Integrated Learning (I-WIL) Initiative 

The Innovative Work-Integrated Learning (I-WIL) initiative helps give valuable and relevant work experience to post-secondary students across Canada. This initiative focuses on short-term, high-intensity, technology-assisted opportunities. Information is available through the funding recipients below:

Co-operative Education Tax Credit The Co-operative Education Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for Ontario-based co-op employers who hire students enrolled in a co-operative education program at an Ontario university or college.
Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

The Student Work Placement Program gives post-secondary students across Canada paid work experience related to their field of study.

Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages is a summer job program that allows eligible employers to benefit from wage subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth with innovative ideas and competitive skills.
Employment Ontario Take advantage of funding, programs and federal tax incentives to help hire and train employees for your business, not-for-profit or public-sector organization.
Government of Canada A wage subsidy or other assistance program can help you hire and retain the right talent. We offer wage subsidies and other assistance programs.
Mitacs Accelerate Mitacs Accelerate is a research internship program that supports collaborative research projects between Canadian colleges or universities and the organizations that benefit from their expertise. Businesses can solve their research challenges with academic expertise, leveraged funding, and one-to-one support from Mitacs.

Durham College Resources for Employers

Resources Summary
DC Solutions for Business DC Solutions for Business is a network of service area professionals who work seamlessly with clients to provide innovative support, customized solutions, expertise and training that align with the specific needs of each individual client. This can include, but is not limited to, talent acquisition, skills training and upgrading, research and development, funding procurement, hosting student placements and charitable giving.
DC Project Marketplace Work with Durham College to develop real-world solutions for your business or organization. Connect with skilled students and expert faculty members or researchers through our project marketplace to address your business or community challenges. The marketplace is free to join and helps you access student talent through class projects, placement opportunities, and applied research. Projects can include business solutions, process improvements, design challenges, community innovation, and more. To learn more about the initiative please click here

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