• Student Work Placement Program


    The Beaumont Chamber is proud to announce our partnership in Magnet's Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

    STUDENT WORK PLACEMENT PROGRAM
    The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) connects employers with student talent. Funded by the Government of Canada, SWPP provides employers with wage subsidies of up to $7,500 to hire post-secondary students for paid work experiences. Students in turn benefit with quality work experience so they can secure employment in their chosen fields of study.
    SWPP is administered through Magnet at Ryerson University, a digital platform with a mission to accelerate inclusive economic growth across Canada by advancing careers, businesses and communities.
    OUTCOME CAMPUS CONNECT
    The program uses Outcome Campus Connect, Canada's largest online campus recruitment tool.

    Benefits include:

    - ‚ÄčPosting job opportunities with Outcome Campus Connect is free and connects you to students across Canada.

    - Direct your posting to specific schools, programs, and regions OR Connect with over 1 million students across 85 university and college with ONE post.

    - Suitable for businesses of all sizes through creation of an account on Magnet.

    ELIGIBILITY

    Employers

    • Registered Canadian businesses, not-for-profit organizations, hospitals*, long-term care facilities* and post-secondary institutions (universities, colleges, and polytechnics)*
    • Committed to paying the student for the role
    • Willing to provide a quality learning experience to a post-secondary education student
    • Have the financial capacity to pay the student for the duration of the placement in full (the wage subsidy will be administered after receiving the final pay stub at the end of the placement)

    Employers that are NOT eligible:

    • Federal, provincial, territorial and municipal government
    • Federal and provincial Crown corporations
    • Financial institutions from this list

    Students

    • Registered in a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution
    • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
    • Undertaking a placement recognized as a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) component by the student’s institution in connection with a course, degree, certificate, diploma, or other recognized program offered by the institution. The placement can be required or optional, for credit or not for credit. 
      • To validate the placement is a meaningful WIL placement, the criteria below must be fulfilled:
        • the placement must be a part of the student's program of study, regardless of whether it is mandatory or not
        • the student must receive a WIL credit for the placement
        • the student must provide a document issued by their post-secondary institution (registrar) which states that they are fulfilling a WIL component on the semester their application is for

    International students are NOT eligible

    Placements

    • Full-time or part-time positions
    • Stacking with provincial tax credits is allowed, but it’s the employer’s responsibility to follow their provincial tax credit guidelines and consult a tax professional. Wage subsidy funds cannot be counted toward any tax credits, only actual paid wages
    • Placements can be partially funded by non-federal (provincial, municipal, territorial) government funds provided these funds and the funds from the SWPP together do not exceed 100% of the gross wage paid to the student during the placement

    Placements that are NOT eligible:

    • Unpaid positions
    • Placements funded by other federal programs and grants, for example Canada Summer Jobs, Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), or any other delivery partner of the Student Work Placement Program (full list available here)
    • Apprenticeships that are part of the designated trades governed by regulations under the Provincial and Territorial Apprenticeship Acts (Red Seal Trades)

    *Effective until April 30, 2021.

    For a full list of requirements, please visit swpp.magnet.today.

    GET STARTED NOW

    If you would like to discuss your SWPP eligibility or would are interested in participating in the SWPP initiative, please contact us info@beaumontchamber.ca or sign up here to register your interest.


    Steps to complete your SWPP Application

  • Step 1: Create an Account on the Beaumont Chamber Business Portal Step 1: Create an Account on the Beaumont Chamber Business Portal

    The employer will follow the link below to create an account through the Chamber Portal. You will receive an email to activate your account. Check your spam or junk mail if you do not receive this email within 24 hours. Once you activate your account you can begin your application for funding and posting your job.

    Step 2: Start your Application for SWPP Funding & Employer Pre-Approval Step 2: Start your Application for SWPP Funding & Employer Pre-Approval

    Log in to your Business Portal to begin your SWPP application.

    Navigate to the "Job Postings" and select "Create New Job Posting"


    Select "Students & Recent Grads" and "Outcome Campus Connect"

    You will complete the SWPP Application on the Outcome Campus Connect website.

    Confirm the eligibility requirements above and follow the steps outlined in the link below for step by step instructions to complete the SWPP Application.

    If you do not have your student, you will not have any documentation to upload at this time. Once this step is complete, it will take 2 weeks for the application to be reviewed to ensure employer eligibility. 
    During this 2 week period, you can move onto step 3 to begin the process of securing student talent.

     

    Contact your chamber for assistance. info@beaumontchamber.ca
    **Edits may be required along the way while applications are being reviewed**
     


    TIP: Save a Word copy of your placement details including job title, job description, rate of pay and hours per week because you will need this information later

    NOTE: Employer time commitment to make it this far is about 20 minutes.

    Step 3: Secure Student Talent Step 3: Secure Student Talent

    If you have already found and hired your student, you will have entered their details at the previous step of the application, and their eligibility will be under review at the same time as your eligibility review.

    If you have not found your student, you should now create a job posting on "Outcome Campus Connect" giving you access to a pool of student talent that will meet your needs.  You will have to log into your business portal, then navigate to Outcome Campus Connect

     

    To navigate to Outcome Campus Connect from your business portal, you will navigate to the "Job Postings" and this time you will select "My Outcome Campus Connect Postings" (if this option is not there please let us know).

    Post a job using the instructions in the video below making sure to match the information with the SWPP application.

     

    Once you secure your Student, you will enter their details into the SWPP Application. You can do this at any time, and it will begin the Student review to ensure eligibility.

    To enter the student details on your SWPP application, navigate to Outcome Campus Connect by going to "Job Postings" and selecting "My Outcome Campus Connect Postings" (if this option is not there please let us know).

    Update Student Information:

    • Select SWPP Applications
    • Select the pencil next to the SWPP application that you need to update the student details.
    • Select Student
    • Select Yes
    • Update the student information with the information on your student.

     

    The Student portion will be reviewed for eligibility. 


    Contact your chamber for assistance. info@beaumontchamber.ca
    **Edits may be required along the way while applications are being reviewed**


    TIP: Only select 5 or less institutions for your placement to help speed up the approval process. 

    TIP: On your posting, be sure to include in the qualifications include the student eligibility requirements to eliminate ineligible applications:


    Qualifications:

    • Registered in a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution
    • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
    • Undertaking a placement recognized as a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) component by the student’s institution in connection with a course, degree, certificate, diploma, or other recognized program offered by the institution. The placement can be required or optional, for credit or not for credit.
      • To validate the placement is a meaningful WIL placement, the criteria below must be fulfilled:
        • the placement must be a part of the student's program of study, regardless of whether it is mandatory or not
        • the student must receive a WIL credit for the placement
        • the student must provide a document issues by their post-secondary institution which states that they are fulfilling a WIL component on the semester their application is for
           

    NOTE: You do not need to hire a student from within Outcome Campus Connect, this is a job board resource. There are many resources, so if you need help securing your student talent, please reach out to your chamber.

    NOTE: You need a SWPP application for each semester and each student you hire.  So if you have a student for the fall semester and want to keep them for the winter semester, you have to submit a SWPP application for the fall and a new one for the winter. or if you have 3 student positions for the winter semester, you will need to create 3 SWPP applications.

    Step 4: Finalize Application: Student Documentation Upload and Approval Step 4: Finalize Application: Student Documentation Upload and Approval

    Once the employer has received their notice of eligibility (emailed) or as soon as you find your student, and you have input the details of the student that you have hired for the placement, the student portion will be reviewed to ensure eligibility. 

    The student will then Student will receive an email prompting them to complete their details and upload their documents.

    Student Documentation:

    • proof of citizenship (this must be a federally issued piece of ID such as a Birth Certificate or Passport)
    • proof of enrollment (this will show student name, student number and program enrolled in)
    • WIL document issues by the institution indicating the placement is within the selected semester as a part of the students program.

     
    The application will then be reviewed


    Contact your chamber for assistance. info@beaumontchamber.ca
    **Edits may be required along the way while applications are being reviewed**


    TIP: We recommend that the employer schedules a time to sit with or have a zoom/phone meeting to ensure the student completes their portion of the application.

    TIP: Be sure that the name that the student enters matches the name on their Canadian citizenship documentation

    Step 5: Finalize Application: Employer Documentation Upload and Approval Step 5: Finalize Application: Employer Documentation Upload and Approval

    The employer will upload supporting documents to finalize the SWPP Application.  To do this, you will log into your business portal

     Navigate to Outcome Campus Connect by going to "Job Postings" and selecting "My Outcome Campus Connect Postings" (if this option is not there please let us know).

    Employer Document Upload:

    • Select SWPP Applications
    • Select the pencil next to the SWPP application that you need to upload your documents to
    • Select Documentation and upload the required documents.


    Employer Documents:

    • Signed Terms & Conditions (uploaded once student is found)
    • First and Last paystubs (uploaded once the placement period is complete)

     

    With this document upload, the Application will go through final review

     

     


    TIP: An employer must provide an employee with a statement of earnings at the end of each pay period that shows all of the following:

    • statement period
    • regular and overtime hours of work
    • wage rate and overtime rate
    • earnings paid, listing items separately (for example: wages, overtime, general holiday pay and vacation pay),
    • deductions from earnings and the reason for each deduction
    • hours taken off in lieu of overtime

     

    Step 6: Complete Reporting & Claim Your Subsidy Step 6: Complete Reporting & Claim Your Subsidy

    Following completion of your placement, you will be required to submit your final pay documents, and complete payment information (EFT form & invoice) to receive the subsidy.

    You will also be asked to complete the necessary feedback surveys.

    You will be notified of the wage subsidy amount that you have been approved for once invoices have been received and approved. It takes 45-60 days to receive payment. 

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