This program no longer exists. Please visit our HR & Training Page to determine other hiring grant opportunities.

Subsidized wages for graduates in the science, technical, engineering or math fields that have graduated in the last 5 years from a Southern Ontario University or College.

  • Amount: Maximum support of $10k for graduates with a Bachelor degree and $15k for Masters and Ph.D graduates for six month program or 50% of salary (CPP+EI).
  • Timeline: Currently closed.
  • Eligibility: Comm. business with <1000 employees and located in Southern Ontario.
  • Governing Bodies: Carleton University, Conestoga College, Niagara College, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario, and Wilfrid Laurier University.

 Top GEI/iSTEM Resources:

  • GEI/iSTEM Overview Blog: Learn about the program’s focus, how much funding is available, and some of the best places to find new talent for your business.
  • GEI/iSTEM Eligibility Criteria Blog:  The application process may vary according to which government funding for business hiring partner institution you use to access GEI/iSTEM, learn more in this blog.
  • GEI/iSTEM Update:  Your success in accessing funds may vary according to the timing of government funding for hiring releases ~learn which institution(s) recently received funding.

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