Lassonde Co-op/Internship

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Funding opportunities

Finance your projects, your students, and your success.

Employer Inquiries:

Marily Molina
Manager, Co-op Program & Partnerships
Email: lsecoop@lassonde.yorku.ca

Address:

105 Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, 
Lassonde School of Engineering, 
York University, North York, ON M3J 2S5

**Note: funding supports available can change throughout the year. Please connect with our team for any questions**

Career Focus Green Jobs⠀
Amount: up to $70 000 in wage subsidies
Application: varies
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Businesses in the Biotech sector that have a green mandate and are hiring a co-op student for a role with an environmental focus. This organization offers funding opportunities for both co-op students and new graduates.


Clean Tech Internship Program⠀
Amount: 70% of an intern’s salary up to $15 000
Application: via website
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Canadian companies in the clean tech industry hiring interns for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields. Interns must be no more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship and work for 6 – 12 months. The internship must be related to climate change or environmental challenges.


Natural Resources Internship⠀
Amount: 50% of an intern’s salary up to $15 000
Application: via website
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Canadian companies in the natural resource sectors hiring interns for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields. Interns must be no more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship and work for 6 – 12 months. The internship must be related to processes with positive environmental outcomes or protecting the environment.


Sustainable Development Technology Canada⠀
Amount: up to 33% of eligible costs
Application: application forms
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Canadian small and medium size enterprises advancing innovative technologies that are pre-commercial and have the potential to demonstrate significant and quantifiable environmental and economic benefits in one or more of the following areas: climate change, clean air, clean water, and clean soil.

⠀A L B E R T A⠀

Alberta Innovative Health Solutions⠀
Amount: varies by program
Application: via website
Deadline: varies
Eligibility: Businesses in BC that run programs that support health research and innovation activities.


STEP⠀
Amount: $7 per hour up to 30 hours per week
Application: via website
Deadline: typically early February
Eligibility: Small businesses in Alberta (under 50 employees) hiring post-secondary students who reside and/or attend school in Alberta. The position must be full-time, 4 – 16 weeks long, and fall between May 1st and August 31st




⠀N E W⠀B R U N S W I C K⠀

SEED⠀
Amount: up to 50% for private sector and 100% for non-profit wage subsidy
Application: via website
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Employers in New Brunswick who are hiring students enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution. Students must be residents of New Brunswick and work for a maximum of 14 weeks between April 30 and the Friday after Labour Day each year.




⠀N E W F O U N D L A N D⠀

Student Summer Employment Program⠀
Amount: $5.60 per hour for private sector, and 100% of minimum wage subsidy plus 15% employment-related cost offset for non-profits
Application: via website
Deadline: typically early May
Eligibility: Employers with an established operation in Newfoundland and Labrador. Employers must hire students for 5 – 12 weeks and must work 25 – 40 hours/week



⠀N O V A⠀S C O T I A⠀

Energy Training Program for Students⠀
Amount: up to 50% of student’s wages for a 12 – 17 week work term
Application: application forms
Deadline: typically late February
Eligibility: Business in Nova Scotia with a direct connection to the energy sector who are hiring students who have started work by May 21st and can work until Aug 24th


Research & Development Tax Credit⠀
Amount: 15% of research expenditures
Application: Federal credit claim on T661 and Nova Scotia credit claimed on schedule 340 of Nova Scotia T2 form
Deadline: tax season
Eligibility: Corporations in Nova Scotia that incur qualified scientific research and development expenditures made in Nova Scotia


Student Summer Skills Incentive Program⠀
Amount: varies based on industry
Application: application forms
Deadline: typically late January
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations that hire post-secondary students who are either residents of Nova Scotia or have resided in the province for at least 6 months before their work term. Students must work between April 23 and August 31 each year




⠀Q U E B E C⠀

Tax Credit for OJT⠀
Amount: 24 – 30% credit for eligible expenses
Application: application forms
Deadline: tax season
Eligibility: Corporations in Quebec that incurred expenses by hiring a qualified student trainee as part of a qualified training period. The assignment period must be completed in Quebec and the student must be enrolled full time at a recognized educational institution.


ETS Tax Credits⠀
Amount: up to $144/wk co-op student, $192/wk for co-op student with immigrant status, $240/wk for co-op student with handicapped person status
Application: application forms
Deadline: End of work term (send original forms to the Ministere du Revenue)
Eligibility: Employers at corporations located in Quebec hiring students who are enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program that includes at least 140 hours of co-op employment




⠀Y U K O N⠀

Yukon Research and Development Tax Credit⠀
Amount: 15 or 20% credit for eligible expenditures
Application: complete SCH 442 form and file with T2 corporate income tax return
Deadline: tax season
Eligibility: Any corporation that has maintained a permanent establishment in the Yukon at any time during the taxation year for which the credit is being claimed. Eligible expenditures are those incurred during research and development in the field of science or technology.

Achieving Innovation & Manufacturing Excellence Global Initiative⠀
Amount: up to $50 000
Application: via website
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Have between 10-1000 employees in southern Ontario;
Have been continuously in business for at least three years (3 years);
Must be able to demonstrate a solid financial footing over the three year period;
Manufacturing facility or facilities in Southern Ontario (see map);
Manufacture a specific product for sale in Ontario or elsewhere


Eastern Ontario Development Fund⠀
Amount: 15 – 50% of eligible project costs up to $1.5 million
Application: by contact
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Businesses that support economic development in Eastern Ontario. This includes job creation, innovation, and the ability to attract private sector investment.


Eco-Canada Wage Subsidy Program⠀
Amount: up to 50% of a new employee’s wage
Application: via website
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Employers who work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or natural resources are are looking to hire new full-time environmental jobs. This program may be used to fund multiple new positions.


Jobs & Prosperity Fund⠀
Amount: varies
Application: by contact
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Businesses that need funding for projects that will enhance productivity and help them to compete in the global marketplace. There are four streams: New Economy, Food and Beverage, Strategic Partnerships, and Forestry Growth.


Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation⠀
Amount: 50 – 75% of eligible expenses
Application: via website
Deadline: typically end of March
Eligibility: Businesses in Northern Ontario who fall under one of the programs available through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation: Northern Business Opportunity Fund, Northern Innovation Program, Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program, Northern Community Capacity Building Program, Northern Event Partnership Program, or the Northern Ontario Internship Program.


NOHFC⠀
Amount: varies
Application: via website
Deadline: varies
Eligibility: Varies depending on the type of business and service you provide.


NRC – IRAP⠀
Amount: varies
Application: by contact
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: SMEs in Canada with the objective to grow and generate profits through technology innovation projects and youth employment strategy programs.


OCE Smart Seed Fund⠀
Amount: up to $60 000
Application: by application
Deadline: typically early May
Eligibility: Entrepreneurs who are founding Ontario-based start-ups


OCE Voucher Programs⠀
Amount: 50% of eligible expenses
Application: by contact
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Businesses who want to hire students from Ontario post-secondary institutions to address industry challenges and improve productivity, performance, and competitiveness. There are three different voucher programs that business can apply to that are geared toward the development of innovative products, processes, and services.


Smart Program: Advanced Technologies for Global Growth⠀
Amount: 35% of funding up to $100 000 per project
Application: application
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Eligible small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses in Southern Ontario that are engaged in international markets (ie: companies that export, are going to export, or are selling in a value chain leading to export). The project must demonstrate a focus on adapting or adopting advanced technologies.


Smart Program: Operation Assessment Funding for Northern Ontario Manufacturers⠀
Amount: 50% of eligible costs up to $15 000
Application: by contact
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Manufacturers based in Northern Ontario with fewer than 500 employees who are interested in receiving operational assessments in order to expand their business. These assessments can include: productivity, waste reduction, lean manufacturing, management systems, market analysis, process flow, and quality certification.


Southwestern Ontario Development Fund⠀
Amount: 15 – 50% of eligible costs up to $1.5 million
Application: by contact
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Businesses that support economic development in Southwestern Ontario. This includes job creation innovation, and the ability to attract private sector investment.


Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)⠀
Amount: up to 50% of wage cost up to $5000 per placement and 70% up to $7000 for under-represented students including first-years, women in STEM, Indigenous students, persons with disabilities and newcomers
Application: by contact
Deadline: ongoing
Eligibility: Employers who partner with local post-secondary institutions that are delivering programs in the fields of STEM and business to provide work placements for these students

Canada Summer Jobs⠀
Amount: 50% coverage, non-profit organizations 100%
Application: by contact
Deadline: Jannuary 25, 2019
Eligibility: If you are a non-profit, public, or private sector employer who is hiring a post-secondary student during the summer for 6 – 16 weeks


Summer Experience Program⠀
Amount: up to $3658
Application: by contact
Deadline: typically early March
Eligibility: Non-for-profit organizations, municipalities, Indigenous organizations, and First Nation communities who want to create meaningful summer employment opportunities for students. Jobs must be support either: the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Ministry of the Status of Women, or the Ministry of Seniors Affairs.

Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit⠀
Amount: up to $3000
Application: Claim on Schedule 550 of your T2 corporation income tax return. Unincorporated businesses claim on Form ON479 in their personal tax return.
Deadline: tax season
Eligibility: Any Ontario non-government employer hiring from a post-secondary co-op program


Ontario Innovation Tax Credit⠀
Amount: 8 – 10% refundable credit up to $300,000/yr
Application: Claim on Schedule 556 and file with T2 corporation income tax return.
Deadline: tax season
Eligibility: Corporations in Ontario that carry out scientific research and experimental development can claim qualified expenditures, including expenses related to a co-op student.


OMDC Tax Credit⠀
Amount: 18 – 40% for eligible expenditures
Application: application
Deadline: tax season
Eligibility: Ontario’s cultural entrepreneurs from the book and magazine publishing, film and television production, sound recording, and interactive digital media content production industries who want to grow their businesses


Scientific Research and Experimental Development⠀
Amount: 15 – 35% for eligible expenditures
Application: Claim on Schedule 508 and file with T2 corporation income tax return.
Deadline: tax season
Eligibility: Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors who complete research and development in Canada. This includes basic research, applied research, and experiential development.

NEW* Magnet Student Work Placement⠀
Eligibility: For registered Canadian business or non-profits. Learn more.
Contact: swpp@magnet.today


Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) – Empowering Futures⠀
Eligibility: For employers within the electrical power sector*. Learn more.
Contact: Sarah Jourson, Project Coordinator
Phone: (613) 235-5540 ext. 229
Email: jourson@electricityhr.ca


Technation (*Formerly known as ITAC) – Career Ready Program⠀
Eligibility: For employers within the information and communications technology sector. More information here.
Contact: swpp@magnet.today


Information and Communication Technology Council – WIL Digital Subsidy⠀
Eligibility: For employers within the technology sector (or related projects). More information here.
Contact: wil_digital@ictc-ctic.ca


Canadian Council for Aerospace and Aviation⠀
Eligibility: For employers within the aerospace and aviation industry. Website
Contact: Kethy S-K Sangaré
Phone: (613) 727-8272, ext. 261
Email: ksossokolle@avaerocouncil.ca


Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) of Canada – Co-op Program⠀
Eligibility: For Employers in Canada. Learn more
Contact: coop@eco.ca


Biotalent Canada⠀
Eligibility: For Employers within the Biotechnology Industry (or related projects). Learn more.
Contact: Benita
Phone: 1-866-243-2472, ext. 234
Email: buruhisho@biotalent.ca
Colleen
Phone: 1-866-243-2472, ext. 221
Email: chayes@biotalent.ca


Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MIHR)⠀
Eligibility: Gearing UpFor employers within the mining sector (or related projects). Learn more.
Contact: Priya (613) 270-9696 ext. 63


Toronto Finance International (TFI) – Aspire⠀
Eligibility: For employers within the financial services sector. Learn more
Contact: Phone: (416) 933-6780
Email: aspire@tfi.ca


Venture for Canada – Internship Program⠀
Eligibility: For startups or related entrepreneurial projects and innovation in Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, and the Prairies. Learn more
Contact: Send an email through this form