Career launcher Subsidized Natural Resources Intern

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About the program

Hire an intern for 12 months for a green job and receive a wage subsidy of up to 80% of their salary (maximum $32,000).

Get young workers–especially Indigenous youth, youth living with disabilities and youth living in Northern, rural and remote communities–started in the green economy. Hire an intern in a position that supports the sustainable development of Canada’s natural resources and give them the chance to apply their skills in a green job. You can get up to $32,000 towards their salary and training expenses.

Funded by Natural Resources Canada as part of their Science and Technology Internship Program creating green jobs to help young Canadians of diverse backgrounds gain experience in the natural resources sector, including in energy, forestry, mining and earth sciences.

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.
  • 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.

Internships will be selected for pre-approval based on:

  • Alignment with the STIP-Green Jobs program objectives to enhance the employability skills of young workers, advance Canada’s climate change goals and integrate sustainable development principles within natural resources sectors.
  • Creation of an employment opportunity for youth furthest from employment, especially Indigenous youth, youth living with disabilities and youth living in Northern or remote communities
  • Strength of the position and its alignment with a natural resources sector: earth sciences, energy (including clean energy), forestry, and mining
  • Natural resources sector representation – we seek a fair disbursement of funds for positions across all the natural resources 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, and be a Canadian company or subsidiary in one of the following categories:

  • Post-secondary education institution
  • Indigenous 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

How to apply

Give your application the best chance at approval. AKR Consulting has an 99% approval rating across all Canadian funding programs.

For any inquiry, please call: AKR Consulting Canada at 905-678-6368


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