Funding Programs

Small Enterprise Co-operative Placement Assistance Program (SECPAP)

Applications for the spring 2024 semester opened on January 1st. Please see the Applications & Forms tab for an updated application at that time. Fall 2024 SECPAP applications are now open. 

All inquiries about funding can be directed to the CESC office at       864-4484 or e-mail .

Important note: Applications and claims cannot be accepted by fax. Please email all SECPAP related documents to or via your co-op office contact. All SECPAP documents are now in fillable pdf format and can be found here.

SECPAP is funded by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Department of Immigration, Skills, and Labour and is administered by the Co-operative Education Services Centre (CESC).


Co-operative education formally integrates the student's academic study with alternating paid work terms in co-operating employer organizations. Memorial's Co-operative Education Services Centre is currently accepting applications from the small business sector to provide challenging employment and educational opportunities to post secondary co-operative education students in Newfoundland and Labrador. SECPAP offers a wage subsidy to successful applicants. Applications will be reviewed to ensure eligibility and by the appropriate Co-operative Education Coordinator to ensure that the proposed placement represents an appropriate work experience.

Program objectives

The objectives of SECPAP are as follows:

  • To expose small businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador to the value of co-operative education, thereby creating a long-term demand for co-operative education students and graduates;
  • To expose co-operative education students to the small business sector, and entrepreneurial activity in general, as viable and attractive career options.

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)


The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) gives post-secondary students across Canada paid work experience related to their field of study.

How Much Could You Get?

  • up to $5,000 for every student you hire through the program

  • up to $7,000 for every student you hire that is in their first year or is from an under-represented group including women in STEM, persons with disabilities, newcomers and Indigenous students

For an overview of delivery partners and their processes, visit the Employment and Social Development Canada or  CEWIL.