PM Stephen Harper Announces Support of up to 3,000 Internships

bigstock-Parliament-Hill-Ottawa-in-the--33064430Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Federal government’s support of 3,000 paid internships for post-secondary graduates.  The internship initiative was provided through the Economic Action Plan 2014 and aims to give up to 3,000 post-secondary graduates the opportunity to take part in full-time paid internships in high-demand fields such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the skilled trades.  Internships supported through Canadian government grants for hiring will last between six and twelve months, and will take place over the next two years.

Canadian Government Grants for Hiring Dispersed through IRAP & ESDC (formerly HRSDC)

Internships supported by Canadian government grants for hiring will be dispersed through the Youth Employment Program (YEP) of the of the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), and by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)’s Career Focus Program –formerly known as HRSDC (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada).

Grants for the Canadian Government Offered through NRC IRAP to Support R&D Efforts

NRC IRAP’s Youth Employment Program (YEP) will provide small to mid-sized firms that are undertaking research and development (R&D) projects Canadian business grants for hiring highly skilled post-secondary graduates to help with research, development and commercialization of technology activities.   Internships provided through the ESDC’s Career Focus program will also aim to help businesses hire post-secondary graduates, helping them gain real-life work experience in various high-demand fields.

Follow Mentor Works to Learn More about Government Grants for Small Business Hiring in Canada

To keep up to date on Canadian small business grants for hiring follow Mentor Works on your favourite social media network, including: LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.  Are you hiring within the Aerospace or Food-Processing Sector?  If so, we may have a program that you can access immediately.  Send Mentor Works a Job Description and Resume to find out if you qualify for up to $20K in funding to support your hire.


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