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 MHach@collegesinstitutes.ca or 613-746-2222 ext 3164.
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.
- Up to 70% of salary, to a maximum of $15, 000
- Subsidy can also be used toward training, no specification of amount
- 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.
- 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
- 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