Posted: January 28, 2022



Type of Program:

Wage Subsidy


Career-Launcher Digital Internships are a wage and training subsidy offered to employers who hire a digital technology intern for up to 12 months in a full-time position.

Comments on Funding:

Funding of up to $28,000 is available for an intern’s salary and training expenses. Up to $4,000 can be used for intern training during the internship, and $24,000 can cover up to 100% 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/ employer 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 for-profit or not-for-profit organization or subsidiary with 500 employees or less.
  • Hire a new employee.

The intern must:

  • be a post-secondary graduate (not a requirement for residents of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut applying for internships in those territories) or underemployed (employed below their level of education, work part-time or unemployed),
  • Be between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) 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 6 months,
  • 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).
  • not be a previous participant of a DS4Y internship.

Applications Steps:

The applicant:


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: Fall 2021.
  2. 2
    CICan Internships are funded by the Government of Canada as part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.


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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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