Talent Fund

Are you a small business looking to grow? Have you thought about hiring a SMU co-op student?

Our Talent Fund helps small companies and start-ups grow their teams by providing employers with a wage subsidy, coaching, and additional supports to help enrich their business.

Employer Application

Program Details

  • 16 week co-op placements
  • Students are paid $15/hr for 35 hrs/week
  • Subsidy of $7.50/hr for first 12 weeks (employer responsible for final 4 weeks)
  • Complimentary access to our Entrepreneur-in-Residence for coaching and mentorship
  • Company highlights in our media

Employer Criteria

  • Entrepreneurial led or start-up

  • Companies should be in their early stage of development
  • Located in HRM

Co-op Work Terms

  • September to December

  • January to April

  • May to August

Made possible through the RBC Foundation in support of RBC Future Launch. For more information please visit
https://news.smu.ca/news

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