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