About Us

Empowering Futures, Building Resilient Industries

Career Launcher, by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), is a dedicated space to support our member institutions in addressing the evolving needs of the workforce. It serves as a platform for national programs that connect colleges, institutes, CEGEPs, and polytechnics to drive sustainable economic growth, address labour shortages, promote equity and diversity, and empower learners of all backgrounds.

Our programs strengthen industries by connecting employers to top talent through wage subsidies, hiring incentives, and sector-specific initiatives. Job seekers benefit from free skills training and meaningful employment opportunities, empowering them to thrive in their careers.

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Career Launcher Internships

Wage subsidies to hire young people and strengthen specific sectors.

Supportive Care Assistant Program

A fully subsidized microcertificate to attract and train new long-term care workers.

Skills Enhancement for Newcomers

Free microcredentials for newcomers to enhance their employability.

Attention CICan members!

Get involved in developing new national initiatives or offer one of our programs to job seekers and employers in your community.

Here are a few of the great employers we have supported.

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