Hire an intern for 8 months for a clean tech job and receive a wage subsidy of up to 80% of their salary (maximum $30,000).
Help grow the green workforce! Hire a clean tech intern and give them the chance to apply their STEM skills through hands-on experience and mentorship. You can get up to $30,000 towards their salary, training and wrap-around services costs.
Funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada as part of their Science Horizons Youth Internship Program creating employment opportunities for youth to build the green workforce and contribute to economic growth in environmental and clean technology sectors.
Application selection process
Here is what to expect when submitting your application:
- Once the applications window is closed, the Career Launcher team will review all applications.
- Employers will be notified of their application status approximately two weeks after the closing of the application period.
- Employers whose applications will be pre-approved for funding will have approximately six weeks to complete the remainder of the application process, including recruitment if required. Specific deadlines will be provided in the pre-approval email.
Internships will be selected based on:
- Alignment with the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program objectives to support post-secondary graduates to gain relevant and meaningful work experience, increase job readiness and employability, and transition to employment.
- Creation of an employment opportunity for Indigenous youth, youth living with a disability and visible minority youth.
- Strength of the position and its alignment with an environmental sector indicated under “Eligible Internships”
- Environmental sector representation – we seek a fair disbursement of funds for positions across all the above environmental sectors
- Geographical representation – we seek a fair disbursement of funds across Canada
Who can apply
Eligible employers must have an established payroll system, be set up to receive payments by direct deposit, have a process for supervising and mentoring interns, encourage their intern to consider the wrap-around services or training they qualify for and be a Canadian company or subsidiary in one of the following categories:
- Post-secondary education institution
- Indigenous organization (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)
- 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