Posted: January 28, 2022


$ 30,000.00

Type of Program:

Wage Subsidy


Career-Launcher Clean Tech Internships are a wage subsidy offered to employers who hire an intern for 6 to 12 months in a full-time position related to the use or development of clean tech.

Comments on Funding:

Funding of up to $30,000 is available for an intern’s salary, training and wrap-around service costs. Up to $5,000 can be used for intern training and wrap-around service costs during the internship, and up to $25,000 can cover up to 80% of the intern’s salary.

Reimbursement will be dispersed midway and at the end of the internship when the required documentation, including intern paystubs, is submitted.

When It Ends:

Closed for 2021


2022 deadlines to be determined


The applicant must:

  • have an established payroll system and be set up to receive payments by direct deposit, and have a process for supervising and mentoring interns,
  • Be a Canadian company or subsidiary,
  • Be a post-secondary education institution,
  • be an indigenous organization (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)
  • Be a SME (less than 500 employees) or a large corporation (more than 500 employees),
  • Be a non-government organization (NGO),
  • Be a not-for-profit organization,
  • Be a municipal, local provincial or territorial government, institution, agency or Crown corporation.

The intern must:

  • be a post-secondary graduate
  • Have no more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship,
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person granted refugee status in Canada,
  • Be legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • be available to work for at least six months;
  • not be a previous participant of a Science Horizon Internship
  • be a new employee (Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer).

Applications Steps:


must register as an employer and create an online account on the Career-Launcher website;


must apply using their account. Once the applications window is closed, the Career Launcher team will review all applications. 


will be notified of his application status approximately one week after the closing of the application period.


whose applications will be pre-approved for funding will have approximately three weeks to complete the remainder of the application process, including recruitment if required. Specific deadlines will be provided in the pre-approval email.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must upload all the corresponding paystubs and training receipts (if applicable). Should applicants not have official paystubs, they must also include proof of payment (copies of e-transfer or direct deposit confirmations). 

Other Things to Note: 

  1. 1
    Applications are currently closed. Past application cycle: Winter 2022
  2. 2
    Funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada as part of their Science Horizons Youth Internship Program creating employment opportunities for youth to build the green workforce and contribute to economic growth in environmental and clean technology sectors.
  3. 3
    CICan Internships are funded by the Government of Canada as part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.


Martyna Tomczynski

About the author 


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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