BioTalent Canada – Science and Technology Internship Program – Green Jobs


The Science and Technology Internship Program – Green Jobs covers the cost of a new hire’s salary by 80% to a maximum of $25,000/yr or $32,000/yr for youth furthest from employment.

Furthest from employment is defined as:

  1. Indigenous youth;

  2. youth with disabilities;

  3. placements in the North (Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut);

  4. rural communities (a population of fewer than 5,000 people and a population density of fewer than 400 people per square kilometer); and

  5. remote communities (a permanent or long-term (5 years or more) settlement with at least ten dwellings that does not have year-round road access).

Comments on Funding:

Funding covers the cost of a new hire’s salary by 80% to a maximum of $25,000/yr or $32,000/yr for youth furthest from employment.

The wages for this position must not be funded by another federally-funded program like IRAP, Mitacs, etc.


Employers must:

  • be any organizations which are part of the economic sector represented by BioTalent Canada, including:
  • Indigenous-led organizations;
  • bio-economy and green companies;
  • not-for-profit organizations in biotechnology and nonbiotechnology;
  • small industry organizations (more than 5, less than 99 employees);
  • medium industry organizations (more than 100, less than 500 employees);
  • large industry organizations (more than 500 employees);
  • micro industry organizations (less than 5 employees);
  • municipal, provincial or territory government;
  • academia;
  • grant advisors/funding consultants;
  • industry associations/ Accelerators;
  • industry service providers
  • utility organizations.
  • provide the internship in the natural resources or bio-economy sectors, including:
  •  energy (including Clean Energy);
  • forestry; c
  • mining, minerals, and metals;
  • Earth sciences and support;
  • other natural resources sectors;
  • bio-health;
  • bio-energy;
  • bio-industrial;
  • agri-biotech;
  • non-biotech.

Applications Steps:

If the application is accepted, BioTalent Canada will draft a Placement Contract (electronic contract via PandaDocs) to be signed by the employer, participant and BioTalent Canada.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:


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    1. the participant’s resume;
    2. a brief company description;
    3. a description of the intended participant’s position;
    4. a formal Learning Plan.

    Other Things to Note:

    Program forms were updated in July 2021.

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