Amount:

$31,500

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

This program provides funding to Not-for-profit organizations and SMEs who enroll young people in an internship.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 90% ($31,500 per year) of the eligible costs of salary and employee benefit expenses in a full-time position for the internship period.

Youth internships are non-repayable.


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

Young people eligible must:

  • Be unemployed or underemployed youth (persons aged 30 and under);
  • Have graduated within the last three years with a degree, diploma or certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution;
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Have not previously participated as a youth intern in FedNor's NODP or in any other federal or provincial internship program with pay for a period of six months or more;
  • Not be related to the directors, officers or managers of the organization;
  • Work on projects related to innovation, digital economy or trade (applicable only to private-sector internships);

Preference will be given to Northern Ontario youth. Participation of youth from employment equity groups is encouraged (Aboriginal, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women).

Applications Steps:

1

Submit an Application for Financial Assistance providing key contact and project information. This is a One-phase Application Process. Before completing an application, you are encouraged to discuss your proposal with a FedNor officer serving your area.

Documentation Needed:

  • Submit an Application for Financial Assistance providing key contact and project information;
  • Provide a copy of the latest audited financial statements;
  • Provide proof of registration or incorporation (first-time applicants);
  • Complete the Applicant Declaration on Lobbying;
  • Submit a Youth Internship Work Plan and mentoring/supervisory arrangement;
  • Identify demonstrated networking opportunities for the intern;
  • Submit a post-internship retention plan;
  • Provide an endorsement by an appropriate or regulatory body, including union concurrence, where applicable;
  • Demonstrate a fair and transparent recruitment, interview and hiring process.

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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