Federal Government to fund student work placements in aviation & aerospace

August 29, 2017

Student Work-Integrated Learning Program expected to fund over 1,000 placements in aviation and aerospace

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, today announced that the Government of Canada is rolling out a $73-million investment in the Student Work-Integrated Learning Program to create 10,000 paid student work placements over the next four years – 1,000 of them in aviation and aerospace.

The announcement was made during an event on behalf of the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA), one of several industry partners working with the Government of Canada. The Council, a national partnership organization that helps ensure the aviation and aerospace industry has sufficient skilled workers to meet current needs and projected growth, will receive $4.8 million. It is expected that more than 1,000 student work placements will be created for post-secondary students through this partnership

To read the full news release, click here.

To learn how to participate in the program – either as an employer, post-secondary institution, or as a student – click here.