Student Work Placement Program

Work experience for post-secondary Education students

Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada

The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) supports partnerships between arts and culture employers and post-secondary education (PSE) institutions to create paid quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for students so that they can develop the work-ready skills that are required to secure meaningful employment upon graduation.

Remote work is allowed

Cultural sector employers include Digital Media (Content Creators); Film and Television; Live Performing Arts; Music and Sound Recording; Visual Arts and Crafts; Writing and Publishing; and Heritage. The student's field of study does not have to be related to arts and culture. For example, if a Canadian cultural sector employer requires assistance in developing its website, a computer science student could be hired.

SWPP reimburses eligible employers up to 50% of the student’s wages (maximum wage subsidy: $5,000 per placement), and up to a maximum 70% wage subsidy (maximum $7,000) for students confirmed to be part of a priority group!

For additional Information

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to our Administrative Officers:
Kevin Gorchakov,, Marwa Alibakhiet,, or Nicola Schneider,