Internships and Jobs

Contact Us

(514) 340-4730

(514) 340-4030


3535 Queen-Mary, 5th floor

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 to noon
1:00PM to 4:00PM

Financial aid to employment

Tax credit when hiring an intern
Tax credit for workplace internship

For a private business (company or individual) that hires a student for an internship credited by and registered with Polytechnique.

Tax credit for private company:

  • Regular: maximum of $144 a week, per intern
  • Immigrant: maximum of $192 a week, per intern
  • Person with a disability: maximum of $240 a week, per intern
  • NOTE: For an employer who is an individual: half of these amounts
Calculating the amount ot the refundable tax credit
Step 1 Calculate eligible expenses (for each week of the internship)
        Example :
  Intern hourly salary (maximum 18$/h) x Number of working hours per week 18$ x 40h 720$
  +     + +
  Supervisorr hourly salary (maximum 30$/h) x 5 hours of coaching per week 30$ x 5h 150$
Step 2 Calculate the refundable tax credit (for each week of the internship)
  Student category Eligible expenses (in above example) Or maximum of the eligible expenses % of aid Maximum tax credit
  regular 870$ 600$ x 24% = 144$
  immigrant person 870$ 600$ x 32% = 192$
  person with a disability 870$ 750$ x 32% = 240$
Improvement to the tax credit for workplace internship

If your company is in its 3rd consecutive taxation year for which he is entitled to the tax credit under this program, you may qualify for an improvement of the tax credit (up to 40%).


  • the eligible expenses were incurred after March 26, 2015, as part of an internship that began after that date;
  • the tax or fiscal year is at least the third consecutive tax or fiscal year in which the company is entitled to a tax credit in relation to a student intern;
  • during each of three consecutive tax years, or each of three consecutive fiscal years, the company has incurred eligible expenses for a minimum of $ 2 500 to the respect of a student intern.
Step 2 Calculate the refundable tax credit with improvement (for each week of the internship)
  Student category Eligible expenses (in above example) Or maximum of the eligible expenses % of aid Maximum tax credit
  regular 870$ 600$ x 40% = 240$
  immigrant person 870$ 600$ x 50% = 300$
  person with a disability 870$ 750$ x 50% = 375$

Link to Revenu Québec website (in French only)

Bill 90 – 1% of payroll on training (Emploi Québec)
  • For the company that has not spent 1% of its payroll on training activities.
  • The intern’s salary and the time a supervisor must invest in intern supervision may be included in the calculation of the 1%.
  • Can be combined with the Tax Credit for an On-the-Job Training Period (MÉQ).
  • Transferable amount = expenses (intern’s salary + guidance by supervisor) minus the tax credit claimed ($144 a week)
  • See the Emploi-Québec website (in French only)
Subsidy when hiring an intern

Employment and Social Development Canada Student Internship Program

The Student Internship Program enables post-secondary students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and business administration programs to gain paid work experience related to their field of study. 'study.
More than 11,500 paid student internships will be created under the program by 2021.

Amount of subsidies

The student must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status.
• Up to $ 5,000 for each student hired under the program
• Up to $ 7,000 for each student hired who is in the first year of their program or who is part of an under-represented group such as STEM women, persons with disabilities, newcomers or Aboriginal students
• Salaries should not be funded by another federal program such as IRAP, Mitacs, etc.

Please visit Magnet website for more information and to access the forms

The sectoral bodies manage the allocation of scholarships.

  • Registered Canadian company
  • Able to offer a work term placement(s) in a greater number from the previous year.
  • Able to offer a position in a tech immersive role.
  • You are not filling a position left vacant due to a dispute, termination, layoff or another occurrence that displaces another worker.

To begin an application, visit :

For more information, contact us:

2 - Biotalent

PREREQUISITES: To be eligible for the program, the internship must focus on the bioeconomy or be offered by an employer in the biotechnology or health technology sector. Please also see the Participant information page for participant eligibility.

The company must:

  • Provide a full-time work opportunity for a minimum of 16 weeks, 5 days a week, 7.5 hours a day;
  • Not recruit and retain friends or family members as participants to the co-op wage subsidy program;
  • Reference the participant information web page to inform potential participants what their involvement in
  • the co-op wage subsidy program will entail;
  • Provide proof of co-op placement employment, start date, contract with participant, full wage and benefits
  • of participant to BioTalent Canada upon request;
  • Provide information about the placement to BioTalent Canada as required;
  • Develop a Formal Learning Plan with the participant, before the start of the placement;
  • Provide BioTalent Canada with monthly financial claims and progress reports; and
  • Enter into a Placement Contract with BioTalent Canada before the participant’s co-op placement starts.

See BioTalent website for more information and forms or contact Ms. Mary by e-mail


PREREQUISITE: Be in an aviation or aerospace organization; cannot be a research position in a school lab

  • Complete and sign the Employer information form.
  • Provide a brief company description.
  • Provide proof of the participant’s PSE enrollment/transcript.
  • Provide the participant’s job description.
  • Provide the participant’s working/learning plan***
  • Provide proof of placement employment, start date, contract with participant, full wage and benefits of participant to CCAA.

See CCAA website for more information and forms or contact Ms.Theresa Davis-Woodhoose by e-mail Kethy S-K Sangaré E-Mail.  613-727-8272, ext. 261  

4 - Electricity human ressources Canada

A work-integrated learning opportunity is any placement including co-ops, internships, field placements, applied projects, capstone projects or case competitions. These placements are provided to full-time students looking to gain field experience through a formal or informal placement.

The application process requires filling out three online forms:

  1. the Employer Information Form,
  2. the Participant (student) form, and
  3. the Learning Plan. Once the first two have been completed and meet all requirements, we create a contract (to be signed by the student, their employer, and Electricity Human Resources Canada) and a work-integrating learning agreement document (to be signed by the student and their post-secondary educational institution).

See Electricity Human Ressources Canada website for more information and forms or contact Ms. Jillian Karner, Project Coordinator by e-mail Sarah Jourson Email

Phone number : 613.235.5540 ext. 229

5 - Mining industry MIHR

Equip the next generation is the integrated workplace learning program for Canada's mining sector.

PREREQUISITES: Employers belonging to Canadian interests or to a Canadian subsidiary working in the field of mining or mineral exploration.

The program offers wage subsidies of up to $ 7,000 to mining employers who create new opportunities

workplace integrated learning and jobs for new graduates, for students enrolled in science, technology, engineering and

mathematics (STEM) or in commerce.

* All eligibility requirements can be found at

Do not hesitate to make requests. You must complete a one page form  and send it to the RHIM Council which analyzes demand usually very quickly.

6 - ECO Canada

Since 1992, ECO Canada a profit-free organization dedicated to the development of careers in Environment and today, thanks to the federal government, we are able to extend these internships to students of all STIMA and Business sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering , Mathematics, Art) on positions related to the environment.

The procedure is simple and fast :

For each internship, ECO Canada will finance 50% of gross salary and expenses (AE + RQQ) up to $ 5000 for a duration between 6 to 16 weeks full or part time.

Register your organization under this link:

ECO Canada has been providing federal funding programs for over 20 years.

If you want more details, you can visit

COOP student employment / placement programs.

Or contact Marie Lanquetin directly by email:

7 - Work-Integrated Learning Program (ICTC)

The national CTIC program aims to develop talent for emerging ICT sectors, support businesses, and increase digital adoption in Canada. Here are some highlights from the work-integrated learning program.

  • The program provides opportunities for students to work, learn while working and contribute to the success of their employers.
  • It offers grants to employers that create job opportunities for students;
  • It creates partnerships between industry and the education community and explores innovative models of work-integrated learning.
  • It is funded by the Government of Canada's Workplace Integrated Learning Program for Students.

Work-integrated learning program grants are available to eligible businesses across Canada to hire eligible students for placements. A grant offers one of the following possibilities .

  • 50% of wages paid during a period not exceeding 4 months (approximately 16 weeks), the threshold being $ 5,000; or
  • 70% of wages paid over a period not exceeding 4 months (approximately 16 weeks), the threshold being $ 7,000, for employers who hire students from one of the under-represented groups, namely women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Aboriginals, recent immigrants (arrived in the last 5 years), people with disabilities and first year students.

Determine student eligibility Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a wage subsidy:
1. be enrolled as a student at a post-secondary institution in a STEM, social science, management, arts or vocational program, regardless of age;
2. be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and be legally authorized to work under the laws and regulations of the province.

If you want more detail, you can visit the site
Or contact Ruth Mengistu directly by email:

Financial aid for recent graduates

Tax credit for recent graduates working in remote resource regions.

  • You can claim this credit if you meet all the following conditions:
    • You reside in a remote resource region of Québec as at December 31 of the year covered by the claim;
    • You held an eligible job during the year;
    • You received an eligible salary during the year.
  • This credit is equal to 40% of the eligible salary but may not exceed $8,000.
  • See the Ministère du Revenu website
Hiring a graduate (financial aid for employers)
Your 1st job in aerospace (CAMAQ)
  • This project, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy, is a $4M investment in the Quebec aerospace industry. The Center for Aerospace Manpower Activities in Quebec (CAMAQ) are the project manager.
  • This program subsidizes 50% of the employee’s hourly rate up to $10.75 an hour and 40 hours a week, for a maximum of 48 weeks. Please note that graduating students who need to complete only the mandatory end-of-study internship are also eligible.
  • Details and form are avalaible at,2607,fr.html
Youth Employment Program (NRCC)
  • Technology companies with fewer than 500 employees are eligible; project must be related to technology (it is considered an asset if the project is a new activity for the company)
  • Subsidy: to be determined based on the project.
  • See the CNRC website

The “Welcome a Trainee” program, initiated by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Quebec (FCCQ) is available in the Montreal region. This program aims to alleviate the difficulties of recruiting companies, due to a scarcity of manpower, by raising awareness about the reception of trainees. It allows companies to benefit from support, both to inform you of the advantages and financial measures available at the reception of interns and to assist you in administrative procedures. In addition, we help businesses obtain the $ 3,000 to $ 5,000 grant awarded by the Labor Market Partners Commission (CPMT). Of course, this is a free service accessible to all businesses in the region.

Foster a better match between professional, technical or university training and the constantly changing needs of the labor market by increasing the opportunities for rapprochement between educational establishments and businesses.

Better support students in their transition from the world of studies to the job market in order to promote their integration into the job market.

Cost of training:

$ 950 per trained supervisor.

Amount of subsidy available:

For college and university level internships:

  • $ 3000 per internship supervisor for any implementation or skills development internship, regardless of the number of hours

For professional level internships:

  • $ 3000 grant for internships of less than 300h internship
  • $ 4,000 grant for internships between 300h and 540h
  • $ 5,000 grant for internships longer than 540h

Eligible types of internship

Skills development internship: Develop, in the workplace, one or more skills targeted by a study program. The workplace is used to help achieve certain goals of the curriculum.

Skills implementation internship: Allows you to use, in the exercise of a profession or a trade, one or more skills already acquired and certified as part of a study program.

Consult the website of the Federation of Quebec Chambers of Commerce FCCQ for more information and to consult the forms or contact Ms. Fatoumata Sano 514-573-2901.