Clean Tech Intern Funding through Career-Launcher

ACTia has been informed that the Clean Tech intern funding program is currently recruiting clean tech companies who would like to host an intern with a start date  in 2019.  This is an excellent opportunity to get $15,000 of funding to bring on board a high value intern to support the growth of your Clean Tech business.

To help our members quickly evaluate this opportunity, we’ve included Career-Launcher’s overview of the streamlined administrative process and eligibility requirements below.

If you still have questions after reviewing the below details, please contact the program officer, Meghan Hach at or  613-746-2222 ext 3164.

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Application and Administrative Process

Step 1: Apply for a Career-Launcher Internship

  • Employers create a profile and submit a job description (this form is available in the portal- i.e. once the profile has been created)
  • CICan reviews the application and gives a response within two business days.

Step 2: Once approved

  • Employers complete the budget form and submit it to CICan
  • Employers find an eligible candidate
  • Eligible candidate completes and submits the Participant Information form (PIF).
  • ** If the candidate is already identified, to speed up the process, the budget and PIF can be submitted at the same time.
  • CICan confirms the subsidy amount based on the submitted budget and confirms the eligibility of the intern based on the PIF

Step 3: Contract

  • CICan sends the employer a draft contract to review
  • CICan sends the employer the signed contract for their signature
  • The Employer signs an agreement with the intern

Step 4: Start the internship!

Step 5: Subsidy payment and reporting

This is done at the midterm and end of the internship. The employer will receive two payments on a reimbursement basis.

  • The intern completes a short (5-10 minute) survey that is sent to them by email
  • The employer completes a short (5-10 minute) survey and submits a request for subsidy form (Excel form)that is sent to them by email. They must also submit the corresponding payments.

Program Details

Subsidy Amount

  • Up to 70% of salary, to a maximum of $15, 000
  • Subsidy can also be used toward training, no specification of amount

Internship Eligibility

  • 6-12 months in duration (minimum of 30 hours per week)
  • In science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field
  • Positions with a clean tech component or within a clean tech employer
  • Addressing climate change or environmental challenges

Examples of jobs that qualify: Sustainability officer, zero-waste coordinator, electrical engineer, software engineer, environmental technician, conservation officer, etc.

Employer Eligibility

  • Post-secondary education institution
  • Indigenous organization or association
  • Small-or medium-sized enterprise (SME), less than 500 employees
  • Large corporation, more than 500 employees
  • Non-government organization (NGO)
  • Not-for-profit organization
  • Municipal or local government
  • Provincial or territorial government, institution, agency or Crown corporation
  • Have an established payroll system, and a process for supervising and mentoring interns

Intern Eligibility

  • Post-secondary students or graduates
  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Not receiving employment insurance during their internship
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
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