Talent Opportunities Program



Are you an employer looking to hire post-secondary students on work-integrated learning (WIL) placements? You may be eligible for a wage subsidy of up to $7,000 per student through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Talent Opportunities Program (TOP).

TOP is an initiative designed to support employers across Canada looking to hire college and university students on work-integrated learning placements. The program enables employers to fill labour gaps while providing students with essential skills to succeed in the labour market.

Employers hiring eligible students may receive a wage subsidy up to 50% of the wages (to a maximum of $5,000) for each ‘net new’ placement or 70% of the wages (to a maximum of $7,000) for each ‘net new’ placement for the following under-represented groups: Indigenous people, person with disabilities, newcomer to Canada, first year student, visible minority and/or women in STEM. Please note that there is a limited pool of funding to support subsidies at the 70% level for under-represented groups. Should funding be exhausted, your application is still eligible for a subsidy at the 50% level.

Applications are now open!


Click here for more information on the Talent Opportunities Program.


TOP is a program delivered by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce with funding from the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP).