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Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning opportunities allow CAnD3 Fellows to apply the skills they've acquired throughout the CAnD3 training program and their studies and careers to real-world contexts. These opportunities are optional. CAnD3 Fellows who are interested in Experiential Learning will be matched through a competitive process with a CAnD3 partner and project, taking into account each Fellow's research interests and skills and the partner's decision-making needs. Our partners will provide challenges, research questions, data, context, scope, links to decision-making, and key deliverable requirements for each internship. Government, not-for-profit, and private partners offer paid internships to CAnD3 fellows each year.

Note: although we do our best to provide an internship to all Fellows who express interest, we cannot guarantee an internship spot to all CAnD3 Fellows. 

Partners offering Experiential Learning opportunities 

Chantier de l'économie sociale

The Chantier de l’économie sociale is an independent, umbrella organization that brings together different stakeholders and partners to promote the social economy of Québec. The organization seeks to contribute to the democratization of the economy and a development model based on the values of solidarity, equity, and transparency. 

Environics Analytics

Environics AnalyticsEnvironics Analytics is a private-sector organization that aims to help businesses develop data-driven strategies, improve data quality, better understand their customers, and make informed decisions. Their mission is to make people's lives better and their clients more successful.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada. 

SE Health

SE Health logoSE Health is a social enterprise with the aim of delivering quality, trusted home care to people where and when they need it. SE Health provides health care services across many areas of the health system, including home and community care, long-term care, acute care, and primary care.

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada is Canada's national statistical agency. It ensures Canadians have the key information on Canada's economy, society, and environment that they require to function effectively as citizens and decision-makers. Several statistical units from within Statistics Canada offer internships each year, according to agency needs. 

Knowli Data Science

Knowli Data Science logoKnowli Data Science is a data science and research firm with over 10 years of experience supporting the management of billion-dollar public programs. The Knowli team works with public and private organizations in a variety of sectors to grow advanced analytics programs, transforming data into actionable information for decision-makers.


Hear from 2020-2021 CAnD3 Fellows on their Experiential Learning

"I am very excited to be involved with SE Health and to be meeting the amazing people from SE Research Centre. Bridging knowledge across big data, data visualization and healthy aging in this translational work is definitely an amazing opportunity."

Emma Rodrigues, CAnD3 Fellow 2020-21
PhD, Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University

"I am currently interning as a Research Analyst for Statistics Canada’s Centre for Indigenous Statistics and Partnerships, where I am gaining experience conducting meaningful non-academic and policy-oriented research. Combined, my training and work experience will better prepare me for various career opportunities upon graduation."

Anthony Jehn, CAnD3 Fellow 2020-21
PhD, Sociology, University of Western Ontario

Circular head shot of Anthony Jehn, a 2020-21 CAnD3 trainee


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