Natural Resources Internships

Employers can hire an intern for 6-12 months in a green full-time job within a natural resource sector, and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) will contribute up to 50% of the intern’s salary, to a maximum of $15,000.

Natural resource sectors – such as the mining, materials, energy and forestry sectors – pertain to the management and production of renewable and non-renewable natural resources.


Who can participate?

Eligible employers must have an established payroll system, a process for supervising and mentoring interns, and be a Canadian company or subsidiary in one of the following categories:

  • 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

Positions that qualify for a subsidy are:

  • 6-12 months in duration (minimum of 30 hrs per week)
  • Meaningful work experiences in the natural resource sectors
  • In a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field
  • Related to processes with positive environmental outcomes or aiming to protect the environment

Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary 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

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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Interns Wanted

Business Development (Intern) HRG Infrastructure Monitoring Inc.
Victoria, British Columbia Natural Resources Internships
Nov, 10
Toronto, Ontario Natural Resources Internships
Nov, 08
Research Assistant University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan Natural Resources Internships
Oct, 11
Field Technologist Civica Infrastructure Inc.
Vaughan, Ontario Natural Resources Internships
Sep, 25
Building Environmental Researcher The Atmospheric Fund
Toronto, Ontario Natural Resources Internships
Sep, 21

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