About Us

We launch careers, help build resilient industries and strengthen communities.

Career Launcher helps highly skilled students and grads transition to future-ready employment. Our programs give job seekers access to training and meaningful employment, and employers access to subsidies for training and salary costs.


registered employers


internships funded


candidate applications

$23+ million

in wage subsidies delivered

Our internship programs encourage employers to hire students and grads by providing wage subsidies. These jobs ensure tomorrow’s workforce have the skills needed in Canada’s ever-evolving economy. Employers in clean tech, digital tech, natural resources, as well as those that support Canada’s Sustainable Development Goal efforts can benefit from this program.

The Supportive Care Assistant Program is part of a national initiative to strengthen the long-term care sector. The program was designed to attract and rapidly train new workers for the sector by providing free online training and a paid work placement. Employers receive a wage subsidy to welcome trainees into their workplaces.

Career Launcher is a program by Colleges and Institutes Canada, funded by the Government of Canada.

Who is Colleges and Institutes Canada?

The voice of Canada’s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment with ongoing programs in over 25 countries.


Access funding to help address labour shortages, diversify your workforce, and strengthen your industry. 

Job Seekers

Get paid and exciting work experience while making a meaningful impact in your community.

What are people saying about Career Launcher?

Hear first-hand from the interns and employers who benefit from the program.

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An internship is a truly valuable and worthwhile use of your time. It opens doors to interact with people from all sort of disciplines and backgrounds which in turn develops you as an individual. Working with Plotly, which creates open-source software, I was able to learn and work with so many talented individuals, and it all comes together when you see researchers, academics, and industry professionals using tools that you contributed to developing. It's a truly worthwhile endeavor and I would wholly recommend it to any grad

Hammad Khan
Plotly Technologies Inc.

A few of the great employers we have supported

Our funding helps them address labour shortages, diversify their workforce, and strengthen their industry.

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