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Funding Information for Trent Faculty and Staff

TWSP - Trent Work Study Program

The application for funding usually opens in June. Click here for more details.

TI - Trent International Job Subsidy Program

The application for funding through Trent International for the 2018-2019 Academic Year will be available on myTrent/Finances/International beginning on May 1, 2018

Job Subsidy applications received by May 1-31, will be processed by June 15th; those received June 1-July 31, will be processed by August 15th; those received August 1-31, will be processed by Sept. 15th.

If you have any questions, please contact

Click here for more details about the program.

Summer Subsidies

The Summer Experience Program



The Career Centre co-ordinates the collection of the Ontario Summer Experience Program (SEP) funding applications for Trent faculty and staff. Only one application per department can be submitted to the Career Centre to be considered for submission to the government. 

You will be required to complete this PROPOSED POSITION FORM and email it to by the Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (midnight). Please send it as a Word doc attachment.

This program of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development is intended to provide valuable entry-level work experience for Ontario youth and enables participants to develop transferable, career-related skills.

To be eligible for SEP, the student employee you hire must meet all of the criteria:

  1. The student must be 15 - 24 years of age (or up to 29 with a disability);
  2. The student must be eligible to work in Canada with a SIN card;
  3. The student must be living in Ontario during the summer;
  4. The student must either be currently attending the university or enrolled in the university for future term study or must be a recent graduate (have graduated from the university within six months of the first day of employment).
  5. Positions are generally for a period of 7-18 weeks and fall between May1 and August 31, 2018.


The Ministry provides reimbursement (sometime in Jan. to March) to support SEP positions at institutions at a maximum of $3,658 per position. Full allocation per position is based on the student contract length of 217.5 hours or 30 days based on 7.25 hours per day. You must pay the student out of your budget and you will get the reimbursement sometime between January and March of the following year.

Click here for detailed info on the Program Eligibility Criteria.

Click here for the Funding Criteria.

 For the summer of 2018, three positions at Trent were funded.


Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Deadline: February 2, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST)

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program provides funding from the federal government to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year. To be eligible, students must also be a Canadian citizen, a Permanent Resident, or have refugee status.

Key dates

The application deadline is Friday, February 2, 2018.

The earliest job start date is Monday, April 23, 2018.

The latest job start date is Sunday, July 22, 2018.

The latest job end date is Saturday, September 1, 2018.

FUNDING – wage subsidy

  • The Trent employer will receive a subsidy of 50% of the provincial minimum wage; employers can pay more than the minimum wage

  • Mandatory Employment Related Costs are not reimbursed

  • The employer is eligible for additional funding (up to $3,000/student with a disability) to accommodate the student in the workplace


  • The website has specific info on what employer information and job details you will need to complete the application , e.g. the Application Form, the Articles of Agreement


  • Trent’s Business Number: 119268928RP0002

  • Legal Name: Trent University

  • Year the organization was established: October 17, 1964

  • Number of Full-Time Employees Working in Canada: 718

  • If required, the letter of permission from OPSEU can be obtained from Adele Devlin

ASSESSMENT PROCESS  - the website has:

  • An application checklist outlining the criteria the application will be checked against

  • An assessment criteria – seven criteria that the application will be scored on

For more information on CSJ, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit the, a Service Canada Office or by calling 1-800-935-5555.


Other potential sources for summer position funding include:


Agilec (formerly Northern Lights) --

Fleming CREW Employment Centre --

EPC Peterborough --