Make sure you take advantage of the resources at the Centre for Career Action including:

  • appointments with a career advisor
  • workshops (resume writing, cover letters, networking, etc.)
  • job listings
  • CareerHub (an online resource library)

Subsidized internships

There are various subsidy programs set up to encourage companies to hire full-time employees. Listed below are a few examples of opportunities for employers and job seekers. 

  • Funded through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Science Horizons Program, the Environmental Youth Corps (EYC) Internship Program gives eligible employers who work in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), up to 50% of an intern’s salary (up to $15,000) for new full-time environmental jobs.
  • The Clean Tech Internship program matches employers who work in the green and clean technology sectors with college and institute science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) student and grads. Eligible employers can receive up to $12,000 to hire an intern for a Clean Tech job.
  • Green Jobs Initiative (GJI) is an Expansion of NRCan’s Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP). Employers will be provided with salary support of up to 80% of an intern’s salary, to a maximum of $10,000 CAD for each four-month internship.

  • Career Focus Green Jobs is a wage subsidy program for employment opportunities that have a green mandate or any job with an employer that has an environmental focus. The program provides up to a maximum of $13,500 in wage subsidies to help employers hire the talent they need and help recent graduates initiate a career.

  • Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URI) is a funding initiative to encourage faculty members to hire undergraduate students to work on research under their supervision. URI promotes on-campus student employment, creates new jobs and exposes students to the world of research early in their academic careers.

  • Digital Skills for Youth Program is a program that connects recent post-secondary graduates with small businesses and not-for-profit organizations where they can gain meaningful work experience to help them transition to career-oriented employment. NOTE: Applications are closed, but will reopen; Digital Skills for Youth Programs runs until March 31, 2020.

Useful Resources

  • Co-operative Education Tax Credit (CETC) is a refundable tax credit available to employers who hire students enrolled in a co-operative education program at an Ontario university or college. For more information on qualifications and submitting claims, please visit the government page.