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Hiring Subsidies

For Summer Employment

Federal Government: "Summer Career Placements"

Summer Career Placements (a component of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy) is a wage subsidy program that enables public, private and not-for-profit employers to create career-related summer jobs for summer participants.

For Undergraduate Internship Employment

NSERC's Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) provides Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) (approximately $4500 for a maximum of 16 weeks) to enable students to work at a research & development facility of an eligible industrial organization in Canada. Organizations wishing to participate must meet NSERC's eligibility criteria. (It is suggested that employers apply 6-8 weeks before expected start date.)

For Graduate-Level Internship Employment

MITACS ACCELERATE links businesses across the industrial spectrum with university-based expertise — in any faculty or department — through short-term research projects. The conduit between a business and the university is a graduate student — a highly skilled, up-and-coming researcher with fresh ideas and a new perspective. The cost for a four month internship — $15,000 — is shared equally between the company and MITACS, through the support of federal and provincial funding partners.

For Full-Time Employment:

Internship Program with Innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Delivered by NRC-IRAP on behalf of the YES (Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy), the program provides firms with support to hire post-secondary graduates.

Career Focus (a component of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy) is a program that provides financial assistance to eligible organizations wanting to hire new graduates.

The Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) 2010-2011 Science and Technology Internship Program provides an opportunity to recent graduates in science or engineering to gain relevant and meaningful work experiences within their field of studies. Any non-federal government organization can become a partner of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) when it hires an eligible intern to work on research and development projects that are within the mandate of NRCan. Partners can receive a contribution payment for a portion of the intern’s salary. The program was renewed in 2009 and funds for the program will be available until March 31, 2012.

The CASC Science Interns Outreach Project is part of Natural Resources Canada’s Science and Technology Internship Program as well as the Career Focus program of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy. You now have until December 1, 2010 to apply for science, technology or engineering internship funding support that may extend as long as 52 weeks. The internships must begin no later than January 10, 2011. This program provides an opportunity to recent diploma or university graduates to gain meaningful work experience within their field of studies, while you get a chance to gain exposure to bright young talent.For more information and how to apply, please visit www.canadiansciencecentres.ca