Interested in tapping into funding and incentive opportunities that are available to help you recruit business students and recent graduates from Dalhousie? Here are five things you need to know:
There are several funding programs available for Nova Scotia employers, and others available for employers across Canada.
Funding and incentive opportunities are often categorized by province or industry and the criteria differ by program. At Dalhousie, all work-integrated learning business programs (four and eight month work terms) are eligible for Co-op Education Incentive (CEI) Nova Scotia provincial funding and Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) federal funding.
Receiving an endorsement from a co-op coordinator is required for Cooperative Education Incentive (CEI) funding approval.
To be eligible for CEI funding, Nova Scotia provincial government requires the employer and job description be endorsed by a co-operative education program at a university or college. For CEI funding, connecting with firstname.lastname@example.org to have your job endorsed before applying to is the most efficient way to navigate that funding initiative.
Plan ahead: Some funding applications are due months in advance.
Funding is often tied to recruitment during a specified semester, so it is important to plan ahead and apply accordingly, as some funding deadlines are as far as four months ahead of co-op recruitment. There are also rolling application deadlines throughout the year for programs that offer more than one delivery partner, such as SWPP.
Funding is not just for hiring students.
There are also funding and incentive programs available for recruiting recent graduates. In Nova Scotia, the Graduate to Opportunity Program, through which the provincial government can cover part of a new grad’s salary for the first two years of their employment.
Management Career Services can help you navigate the process.
Our Employer Services team are experts in recruitment and funding. They can answer your questions and help you navigate the process. Contact Joseph Habchi, our Employer and Funding Services Specialist, to learn more about the funding opportunities you can leverage to hire business students and graduates from Dalhousie.