Comments on Funding:
Funding is in the form of a conditional contribution and will support the following:
- up to 90% of an Indigenous intern’s salary and employer’s portion of MERCs to a maximum of $35,000 per year for eligible municipalities, Indigenous communities, and not-for-profit organizations;
- up to 75 % of an Indigenous intern’s salary and employer’s portion of MERCs to a maximum of $52,500 per year for eligible businesses.
Payment will generally be made on a cost-incurred basis with payments made at six months and the end of the internship.
NOHFC funding under this program, when combined with other provincial and federal government sources, will generally not exceed 90% of eligible costs for municipalities, Indigenous communities and not-for-profit employers, and 75% of eligible costs for businesses hiring an indigenous intern.
Funding for each project is determined by the NOHFC Board of Directors, and limited funding is available. Not all projects meeting the criteria will necessarily be approved.
An employer that hires an apprentice under a registered apprenticeship program is eligible for funding provided that all program eligibility criteria are met.
An organization is eligible for two internship positions at a given time.
An eligible business is potentially eligible for a two-year internship where the intern must complete a minimum number of hours of professional experience (greater than 52 weeks of full-time employment) for a certification, designation, or registered apprenticeship. A separate application for second-year funding is required.
Colleges, universities and research institutions (as defined by NOHFC) may be eligible for up to up to five research positions, in addition to two regular internship positions.
Eligible projects are salaries/wages and employer’s portion of Mandatory Employment Related Costs (MERCs) (e.g.: Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, mandatory minimum vacation pay, as per Employment Standards Act) for a limited-term internship position of 52 weeks (with at least 35 hours of work per week);
An extended placement period (up to 18 months) will be considered for apprenticeship internships to accommodate any necessary off-site training and/or educational requirements. Only 52 weeks of work are eligible for reimbursement within an extended placement.
The applicant must:
NOHFC will contact the applicant in 2 to 4 weeks!
A fair and transparent selection process must be conducted by the organization for each position. Exceptions may be made for apprenticeship internships.
Applicants/ organizations must provide proof of the posting a job advertisement in at least one public forum (e.g. job bank), including the opening and closing dates of the posting.