WECAP Employer Information

Windsor-Essex Career Apprenticeship Program (WECAP) connects Windsor-Essex County employers with a pool of talented, soon-to-be grads from UWindsor’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate programs for early-career apprenticeship opportunities.

Participating organizations will have the opportunity to receive a grant for four months salary paid to the qualified and career-ready new graduate hired through the program. WECAP employers are required to create a career apprenticeship opportunity within their organization for a new graduate to launch their career locally and build on their experience and skill development.

All WECAP opportunities are full-time and paid for at least one year and successful candidates will begin their apprenticeship in May or June of 2023. 

Grant of $10,000 per hire: Receive a grant valued at four months’ salary ($2,500/month) for the hired candidate to a maximum of $10,000 per position. Grant reimburses employers for the first two and last two months of full-time salary for the 12-month apprenticeship Full-time hours (min. 32/week) must be maintain throughout year-long apprenticeship to continue to receive funds.

Talented new grads: Direct access to a pool of energetic, talented, and career-ready graduating students that can bring a new perspective and contributions to your organization as young professionals.

Support from CDEL: Receive support through the application, interview, and hiring process from UWindsor’s Career Development & Experiential Learning (CDEL) team.

  • Program is open to organizations located within Windsor and Essex County, with a minimum of 7 employees.
  • Employer can offer entry-level employment opportunities for graduating Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate students with a start date in May or June 2023.
  • Each apprenticeship must be full-time, paid by salary, and offer meaningful opportunities to develop skills and contribute to the growth and development of the organization for at least one year.  
  • Employers can hire a maximum of two apprentices through this program and receive a maximum of $20,000 in grants.
  • Other sources of funding (i.e. wage subsidy programs) cannot be used to fund this position during the 12-month period.
  • Posting a position does not require that employers extend a job offer, nor does it guarantee the opportunity to hire an apprentice. Job offers and acceptances will be confirmed after a competitive application, interview, and matching process.

Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences new grads: Current students or recent graduates from a Facutly of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences undergraduate degree program at the University of Windsor. View an online listing of programs and follow the links to find out more about program highlights, sample courses, what students learn, and more.

Ready to work full-time for 1 year beginning May 2023: Eligible students are on track to complete their final semester in Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 and are ready to commit to 12 continuous months of full-time employment beginning in May or June of 2022.

Canadian citizens/perminent residents eligible to work in Canada: Students must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident legally eligible to work full-time in Canada.

February 24, 2023: Deadline to submit qualifying job postings. If the maximum number of postings has not been reached, late postings may be accepted beyond this deadline.

March 16, 2023: Receive package containing applications from eligible students/graduates.

March 20 - 31, 2023: Invited candidates of your choice to attend interviews.

April 7, 2023: Deadline to submit candidate rankings and job offer details to CDEL.

April 11, 2023: Receive confirmation of accepted job offer and match with an apprentice.       

May 1 – June 30, 2023: Apprenticeship begins.

Interested in learning more or submitting a WECAP posting?


Wendy Stark, Director, Business Retention & Expansion
Invest WindsorEssex
p: 519-255-9200 Ext. 2225
m: 519-890-8991
e: wstark@investwindsoressex.com


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