Participating Employers must:
Be an Alberta-based company.
Be in the food processing, or related, industry.
Have no unsatisfied employment standards judgments against them.
Must be a minimum of 200 hours worked.
Must have their primary place of work in Alberta.
Must pay at least minimum wage.
The position must provide a meaningful work experience related to the student’s program of study.
Student Candidates must:
Be a current student or recent graduate (within 12 months) of an Alberta post-secondary institute.
Be legally able to work in Alberta.
Be interested in gaining work experience in the food processing industry.
Grant Stacking (Federal Funding)
All employers are encouraged to leverage any federal funding programs available to them to help offset the cost of the employer’s share of the WIL placement.
Please contact grant distributors directly for more information on specific federal grant guidelines.
Student Work Placement Program - SWPP
The Government of Canada released a new subsidy program to support industry employers (small - to medium size companies) to hire post-secondary students within the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The program provides for partial reimbursement of salaries paid to these students.
Currently SWPP is being distributed by the following associations: