Funding Programs

Small Enterprise Co-operative Placement Assistance Program (SECPAP)

The application for the Spring 2023 semester is now open and can be found on the Applications & Forms tab. 

At this time, all funding for the 2022-2023 fiscal year has been allocated. All additional applications will be added to the current SECPAP waitlist.  Employers will be contacted if additional funding is made available. Should you wish to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 864-448 or e-mail

Important note: At this time 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.