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FAQ

Consult our comprehensive FAQS for the latest information on eligibility requirements, the application process, payments, and so much more.

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I’ve been selected by an employer as an intern. What documents will I be required to submit for the application and once the internship has begun?

Prior to hiring, your potential employer will have you complete the Participant Information Form (PIF). This is used to ensure that you are eligible to participate and for reporting purposes. During the internship you will have to complete:

  • mid-term report, at the mid-term point of the internship
  • final report, at the end of the internship

I have already participated in a Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) Internship. Can I be an intern again?

Yes. Internships are funded through various federal department programs. You can only benefit from another YESS internship if they are funding by a different federal department program. This means that if you have already been hired through any delivery organizations that offer the Science Horizons, STIP-Green Jobs or DS4Y programs, you cannot be hired in an internship funded by that particular program.

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I am an international student and have a work permit. Am I eligible for Career Launcher?

No. Unfortunately, persons awaiting their permanent residence or refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate. Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada are eligible to apply under the Career Launcher program. Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

I will be 30 years of age at the start of my internship, can I still qualify for a Career Launcher internship?

Yes. Qualified interns must be 30 years old or less at the start of their internship.

How do you define underemployment?

An individual is considered underemployed when they are employed below their level of education or on a part-time basis. Unemployment is also included under this category.

What is considered post-secondary education?

Post-secondary education can be provided by public and private institutions that are recognized by the government and have the authority to grant academic credentials by their provincial or territorial governments. See official Statistics Canada definition below:

Postsecondary education refers to those whose highest level of educational attainment is an apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma (including ‘centres de formation professionnelle’); college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma; university certificate or diploma below bachelor level; or a university degree (bachelor’s degree; university certificate or diploma above bachelor level; degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry; master’s degree; earned doctorate). Statistics Canada Definition

I am currently applying for my permanent residency, am I eligible for Career Launcher ?

Unfortunately, persons awaiting their permanent residence or refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate.

Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada are eligible to apply under the Career Launcher program. Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.