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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Forestry and Lands Technician Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
St Thomas, Ontario Natural Resources Internships
Jan, 18 new

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