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Why Host Placement Students?

Engage with young talent early on in the recruiting process.

Trial new talent before committing to a hire or a formal apprenticeship.

Develop your own talent pool – help shape the kind of employees you want.

Support young, enthusiastic and skilled students.

Bring youth perspective to your business.

Increase awareness of your company within the community.

Learn More About:

  • High School Placements
    Give students with entry-level skills a chance to explore their fields of interest before they make post-secondary commitments.   Hours:  3 hrs/weekday for 14 weeks, Sept – Jan, Feb – June.  Unpaid. WSIB is covered by the Boards of Education.
  • College Placements
    Give students with new skills the opportunity to practice their craft under your experienced guidance.  Hours:  full-time weekdays for 14 weeks, Jan – April, Summer. A mix of paid and unpaid placements.  
  • University Placements
    Employ highly-motivated students from many different disciplines through project-based and short-term contracts.  Placements are offered through Co-op & Work Placement Services and the Work Integrated Learning Program.  Hours: as negotiated.  A mix of paid and unpaid placements.
  • Funding Opportunities for College and University Placements
    To offset the cost of hiring the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) could provide you with a wage subsidy of up to $7500 per hire.

High School Placements

  • unpaid
  • WSIB is paid by the student’s Board of Education
  • students work 3 hours a day Mon – Fri for 14 weeks, typically September through January or February through June
  • skill levels vary
School Contacts - Lakehead Public Schools

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School Contacts - Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

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School Contacts - CSDC des Aurores boréales

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School Contacts - Oshki Wenjack

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School Contacts - Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (NNEC)

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Why Host a High-School Co-op?

Support young, enthusiastic and skilled students

Work with a student/potential employee on a trial basis before committing to them as an apprentice

WSIB Covered and no salary required

Increase awareness of your company within the community

Placements From Confederation College

  • A mix of paid and unpaid placements
  • WSIB
  • hours/duration
  • skill level expectations
Placement Coordinator Contact Information

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SWPP Funding Information

Placements From Lakehead University

Co-ops are offered through two different offices. What are the differences. How do I know which one to call?

Co-op & Work Placement Services

Co-op & Work Placement Services Contact Information

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Work-Integrated Learning Placements

Work-Integrated Learning Contact Information

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