CICan Career-Launcher Internships Subsidy

$15,000 intern subsidies available in Natural Resources and Clean Tech industries

AUGUST 15, 2018 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) now offers two wage subsidy internship programs offering eligible employers up to $15,000 to hire post-secondary graduates in a green job  for 6-12 months.

Program Details:

CICan Natural Resources Internships, funded by Natural Resources Canada

  • CICan will contribute up to 50% of an intern’s salary, to a maximum of $15,000
  • Internships are to be in natural resource sectors.
  • Visit the Natural Resources Internships webpage for more information.

CICan Clean Tech Internships, funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada

  • CICan will contribute up to 70% of an intern’s salary, to a maximum of $15,000
  • Internships are to be related to clean technologies.
  • Visit the CICan Clean Tech Internships website for more information.

Eligible Employers:
·         Post-secondary education institution
·         Aboriginal organization or association
·         Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) (less than 500 employees)
·         Large corporation (more than 500 employees)
·         Non-government organization (NGO)
·         Not-for-profit organization
·         Municipal or local government
·         Provincial or territorial government, institution, agency or Crown Corporation 
Eligible Interns:

  • Graduates from a post-secondary program.
  • 15 to 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Not receiving employment insurance during their internship

Please note that there is no maximum set for an organization and the subsidy will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. No funding should be considered confirmed until a contract between CICan and the employer is finalized.

If you are currently hiring for entry level jobs in the Clean tech or natural resources sectors, please visit  website and apply for this subsidy.