Comments on Funding:
Funding of up to $10,000 is available for up to 100% of an intern’s salary. Employers must cover the Mandatory Employer Related Costs (MERCs).
Reimbursement will be dispersed midway and at the end of the internship when the required documentation, including intern paystubs, is submitted.
Eligible employers must:
- post-secondary education institution;
- indigenous organization or association;
- not-for-profit organization;
- non-government organization (NGO);
- small- or medium-sized enterprise (SME), less than 500 employees;
- municipal or local government;
- provincial or territorial government, institution, agency or Crown corporation;
- large corporation, more than 500 employees.
Interns must be:
Special initiatives may be time-limited and include hack-a-thons, competitions, audits, etc. that may not fit a part-time or full-time schedule. For example, they could last a week, a weekend, etc. Examples of activities that youth can do to help advance the SDGs:
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.
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:
- Applications are currently closed. Past application cycle: Fall 2021.
- CICan Internships are funded by the Government of Canada as part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.
- Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and the Government of Canada through CICan’s ImpAct initiative, these internships aim to advance meaningful SDG-aligned initiatives in our communities while providing Canadian youth critical skills for the 21st century.