Type of Program:

Wage subsidy


The Science and Technology Internship Programme (STIP) is a wage subsidy programme designed to elevate or create green careers for youth in Canada in the natural resource sector.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a wage subsidy of up to 80%, to a maximum of:

  • $23,250 per placement for all types of green positions in natural resources, including STEM;
  • $32,000 for Youth Furthest from Employment (YFE).

Up to $2,000 per placement and up to $5,000 for YFE is available for training and support.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Employers must provide new jobs for youth in the natural resources sector, particularly in the fields of energy, forestry, mining, earth sciences and clean technologies. All internships must be new recruits (some exceptions may apply).

Interns must:

  • be youth (15-30 year old) with no minimum education required;
  • be Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee protection act;
  • be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
  • not be a full time student or co-op;
  • be unemployed or underemployed.

Applications Steps:


Interns must apply online at Survey For Intern Application .

Employers interested in hiring a Green Corps intern must email the Green Corps Project Officer. There is no deadline for employers to apply, but there is limited funding.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    Internships with UNA-Canada will end March 2022. There is no deadline to apply, however there is limited funding.
  2. 2
    Additional funding is available for training and may be available for accommodations. Contact the Project Officer or Regional Coordinator in your areas for more details.
  3. 3
    The program is supported by Natural Resources Canada.

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