Stage expirations are time limits set within the program to ensure that stipends are available for students who actively engage with and work towards completing various stages within a specified timeframe.
Stage expirations are necessary to maintain the program's efficiency and fairness. They encourage active participation and timely progress, ensuring that resources are allocated to those who are actively engaged.
Stage expirations are implemented for different stages of the program, each with its own timeframe and consequences. Allowing any of these stages to expire could result in a strike per our three strike system. You are notified of the pending stage expiration date throughout your Advance Ontario journey to help ensure that you never miss a step.
Time until expiry
What happens if the stage expires?
Learner - invitation to join experience
Invitation expires and you must re-join the waitlist
Learner- Sign-up > first application
Application expires and you would need to apply again
Teams (learners) - number of days after project applications expire (employer controls this)
Application expires and the student would need to apply again
Project start > end date. Set by the teams. Once the project starts, these dates cannot be changed
2 - 8 weeks
Evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Projects submitted after the deadline may be deemed incomplete and ineligible for stipend(s).