Welcome to
Canada's Comeback Challenge

Campus Challenge

Why do we need the Canada Comeback Challenge?

The time is right for students and employers to work together to address the unprecedented transformation brought about by COVID-19. This federally-funded initiative, announced by Prime Minister Trudeau in June 2020 as part of a $9 billion support package for post-secondary students and recent graduates, empowers students, links them with employers, and increases Canada’s capacity to address the social and economic challenges brought about by the global pandemic.

Why should you
participate in the

Provides access to a virtual mentorship community and connect students with employers.

Provides students with opportunities to apply their skills, develop new ones, and expand their professional networks.

Provides access to resources for professional and career development, health and wellness, and diversity and inclusion.

Provides the kind of WIL experience that kick-starts careers.

Provides opportunities for students to create meaningful solutions to real-world challenges facing Canada's public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Provides access to $250 of funding per student to ensure you have everything you need to fully participate.

What does participation
look like?

We're asking Canada's post-secondary students to find solutions to the most pressing issues of our time. Your deliverable and rules of participation will depend on your institution. Once registered your campus lead will be in touch with everything you will need to get started.

What is the Canada Comeback Challenge?

The Canada Comeback Challenge creates opportunities for post-secondary students to contribute to Canada’s COVID-19 recovery while gaining valuable work-integrated learning (WIL) experience. Through a fun, skill-building national competition in an entirely online format, students will tackle real-world problems facing employers in Canada’s public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Who is BHER?

The Business + Higher Education Roundtable represents businesses and post-secondary institutions from coast to coast. Post-secondary members reflect the diversity of Canada’s higher education community, ranging from colleges with long-standing networks in their local business and innovation communities to major university research institutions. Industry members come from some of Canada’s largest and most recognizable companies, who work with hundreds of thousands of Canadians in communities across the country.

Through the unique power of this pan-Canadian and cross sectoral membership, BHER members are focused on achieving the best outcomes for Canada as a whole.


Business Council of Canada
Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council
Canadian Council for the Arts
Canadian Construction Association
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Colleges and Institutes Canada
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
CNIB Foundation
Genome Canada
Conseil du patronat du Québec
Equal Voice
G(irls) 20
ICON Talent Partners
Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health
Mining Industry HR Council
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Polytechnics Canada
Restaurants Canada
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Toronto Financial International
Tourism Industry Association of Canada
Universities Canada
Canadian Mobility and Aerospace Institute