Each internship that you wish to apply for funding requires a separate submission even if the position is identical. Every submission in our system represents a single internship and a single potential intern.
Depending on the availability of funding there may be a limit in place for the number of internships per employer.
Interns under our internship programs must work a minimum of 30 hours per week, with the exception of the ImpAct Internships, which can include part-time positions.
There is no defined rate of pay, but you can consult the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat salary guide as a reference for pay rates. It is important to note that employers must provide a living salary and ensure that they are respecting provincial minimum wages and to attract the best candidates, it is recommended to pay a competitive salary for your given industry.
The goal of Career Launcher is to help employers hire students or grads for internships that can lead to full-time employment.
The wage subsidy can only be used for the length set for the internship. However, the interns can continue to work for the employer once the internship is completed.
Our priority is to reach a diverse group of employers across Canada and across different job sectors. Limits may be put in place to ensure a fair distribution of funding. Please be sure to visit the selected program stream page to know whether a limit is in place.
All submitted internship applications are to be for new positions or new projects only. You may submit the same internship position for a new project in subsequent years. However, you must explain why you are applying for funding for a previously funded position. Approval of these applications will be subject to program criteria and priorities at the time of the application.