Career Launcher

Career Launcher provides wage subsidies and hiring incentives to small and medium-sized employers to help them hire young people. Employers get access to top talent and support to grow their businesses. Young people of all background, identities, and abilities get paid work and learning opportunities to kickstart their careers.

Since 2015, over 2,100 young people have benefitted from hands-on learning opportunities to kickstart their careers while creating positive change in their communities through our internship programs.

In sectors like natural resources, clean technologies, digital technologies, and ImpAct – what we call work opportunities that contribute to positive change through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – our internship programs make Canada futureproof by supporting small and medium sized employers and organizations, responding to labour market needs, and ensuring that all young people have access to work and learning opportunities.

Get up to $30,000 to hire a student or recent grad! Funding is available to organizations connected to clean tech, digital tech, natural resources, or working towards one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4
Quality Education
Goal 8
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 10
Reduced Inequalities
We are Canada’s skills solution. Our national programs and projects give learners of all ages the tools to meet labour market needs and help drive economic growth. We work across all sectors and give learners accessible opportunities to learn new skills, strengthen the skills they already have, and put their skills to use in new ways.

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Career Launcher Internship programs are funded by the Government of Canada as part of their Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, Digital Skills for Youth, Science and Technology Internship Program and Employment and Social Development Canada.

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