Tax Credits & Funding

Co-operative Education Tax Credit

These are intended as guidelines only and are not intended to replace the current tax legislation.

  • The   Co-operative Education Tax Credit  (CETC) is a refundable tax credit available to businesses that employ post-secondary students enrolled in qualifying co-operative education programs at eligible educational institutions.
  • In Ontario, the   Co-operative Education Tax Credit  allows you to deduct 25% - 30% of salaries, wages, and benefits to a maximum of $3,000 for each qualifying work term.

An eligible employer includes all corporations or unincorporated businesses with permanent establishments in Ontario subject to Ontario corporate income tax or Ontario personal income tax.  Members of a partnership may share the CETC for each qualifying work placement.  Limited partners are not entitled to this credit; however, the general partners of a limited partnership are entitled to share the credit.

Funding Support for Employers

Additional funding options can be found through the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP). Discover these opportunities on our hirewesternu SWPP listing page.