Co-op Education Incentive

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The Co-op Education Incentive (CO-OP) provides wage assistance to private sector, government-funded and non-profit organizations offering career-related work experiences for university and community college co-operative students.

Employers pay students a minimum of $15.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay. CO-OP will reimburse $7.50 per hour to a maximum of 40 hours per week.

Employers participating in IRAP and SR&ED are eligible for an “R&D Incentive” and may receive up to $10.00 per hour.

The Fall application period has closed.

Eligibility

Private sector, government-funded and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply and are required to provide at least one of the following:

  • Registry of Joint Stocks number
  • CRA Charities number
  • a copy of legal documentation/Act of Legislature that identifies how assets will be distributed upon dissolution of the organization.

Once approved, the student(s) considered for hiring must be:

  • registered at a post-secondary institution and returning to the same institution for the Fall of the current year.
  • registered at a post-secondary institution and transferring to another in the Fall of the current year
  • A grade 12 graduate who will be attending a post-secondary institution full-time in the Fall of the current year

Contact Information

Labour and Advanced Education
PO Box 578
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2S9

Phone: 902 424-6000
Fax: 902 428-2037
Email:

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