CCAA and the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) 

The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) is funded by the Federal Government (
Employment and Social Development Canada, ESDC), and supports partnerships between employers and post-secondary education institutions to create more work-integrated learning placements for students enrolled in post-secondary studies across Canada. The Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA) is the partner selected by ESDC to deliver the program for the aviation and aerospace sector.

Employers could receive wage subsidies of up to 50% of the wage cost for each work term placement (up to a maximum of $5,000 per placement) and up to 70% (up to a maximum of $7,000 per work term placement) for first-year students and/or under-represented groups including, women in STEM, Indigenous students, persons with disabilities and recent immigrants (i.e. permanent residents).

NEW! The CCAA now has limited funding available for:

  • Part-time and full-time students registered in programs other than STEM and business
  • Part-time work placements


The CCAA is pleased to announce that we still have funding for about 21 student placements for the Winter 2020 term.

To apply, please review/complete the forms below:


Important Update: ESDC has updated the guidelines of the program such that the funding would only be provided to employers demonstrating a net increase in the number of placements offered per year. By establishing a Net New Placement baseline, the funding is expected to motivate employers to hire a higher number of students than previous years. Only applications for work placements exceeding the baseline number will be considered. For instance, if your organization indicates a baseline of 5 placements, the CCAA would fund as of the 6th placement and upwards.

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SWPP Info Sheet