The CCAA works with employers and post-secondary institutions to create work-integrated learning placements in the aviation and aerospace sector. There must be an industry component – the focus of the subsidies is hands-on experience, so a research-only position does not qualify. Opportunities can be full-time or part-time, for students enrolled Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM) or Business programs. Funding is provided for net new positions – over and above what the employers usually hires and for new positions that previously did not exist. Employers do not need to be members of CCAA. Applications are accepted year-round.