SWPP Partner: 

SWPP Program: 

The Student Work-Integrated Learning Program is an initiative to increase the job-readiness of students
registered in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) or business programs at Canadian postsecondary institutions.

Who Qualifies: 

Eligible applicants: Employers within the biotechnology industry or employers in any industry that are hiring for a job role with a biotechnology focus. 

Requirements for Students:

Eligible participants: Students registered in a STEM or business program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

Wage Subsidies:

The program consists of two components: co-op wage subsidies to a maximum of $7,000 and curricula enhancements to better align biotechnology programs at post-secondary institutions with the needs of Canada’s bio-economy.

Does the employer need to have a candidate before hiring?

Check with SWPP contact for details.  

How to Apply:

Contact Mary at 1-866-243-2472, ext. 222 or, or contact Colleen, ext. 221 or

Additional Information:

Applications for 2018-2019 co-op placements are no longer being accepted. Please continue to visit our website for program updates early Feb.

For more information about BioTalent, click here.


  • Doug Gallant - Dalhousie University (U)
  • David Hall – Algonquin College (C)