Career Launcher Natural Resources Internships (2022)


Career-Launcher Natural Resources Internships are a wage subsidy offered to employers who hire an intern for up to 12 months in a full-time position in a green job within a natural resource sector.

Comments on Funding:

Funding of up to $25,000 is available for an intern’s salary, and up to $32,000 is available for the salary of Indigenous youth, youth living with disabilities and youth living in Northern, rural and remote communities.

In both cases, funding can cover up to 80% of the salary and can also be used towards training expenses.


The applicant/employer must:

  • have an established payroll system and be set up to receive payments by direct deposit, and a process for supervising and mentoring interns,
  • Be a Canadian company or subsidiary,
  • Be a post-secondary education institution,
  • Be an indigenous organization or association,
  • 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 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 up to 12 months
  • be a new employee (not be 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).
  • not be a previous participant of a Science and Technology Internship Program.

Other Things to Note:


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    1. Applications are open and reviewed on an ongoing basis until funding is fully allocated.
    2. CICan Internships are funded by the Government of Canada as part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.
    3. Internships need to:
      a) start between April 1, 2022 and November 28, 2022;
      b) end before February 28, 2023;


    Science and Technology Internship Program – Testimonial – Abrinord

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