No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:

Wage Subsidy


The Science and Technology (S&T) Internship Program provides wage subsidies to encourage organizations to hire and mentor interns and invest in the workforce of tomorrow.

It also provides opportunities for youth to gain relevant work experience and skill development in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields in the natural resources sectors: energy, forestry and mining, earth sciences, and clean technology.

Comments on Funding:

Funding to hiring organizations is provided by the delivery organizations.

When It Ends:

Accepting applications


Rolling deadline


Host organizations must be:

  • organizations in the natural resources sector who can offer youth full-time (30 hours/week, some exceptions may apply) work experience for up-to-12 months,
  • Legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations,
  • Indigenous organizations and groups, or
  • Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies where applicable.

Interns must: 

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship,
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status,
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada

Internships are for full-time employment and require participants to be available 30 hours per week.

Application Steps:

Each delivery organization will provide guidelines on how to apply. Visit their websites to find out more:

Other Things to Note:

2020-21 funding for the STIP-Green Jobs has been fully allocated. The deadline to submit a proposal is Wednesday January 20, 2021, at 23:59 Pacific Time.
Program duration: April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023.

Natural Resources Canada has collaborated with various third-party delivery organizations to provide 500 science and technology internship opportunities to young Canadians. The Science and Technology (S&T) Internship Program - Green jobs promotes diversity by targeting 50% participation by employment equity groups, with particular emphasis on recruiting from northern, rural and remote communities.

Testimonial: Inlailawatash - Green Jobs S&T Internship Program

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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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