Wage Subsidy Programs 

    • University of Alberta’s Graduate Student Internship Program 

    • University of Calgary Transformative Talent Internships 

    • Venture for Canada Internship Program  

    • Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit  

    • Alberta Indigenous Intern Program  

    • College and Institutes Canada Clean Tech Internship  

    • Youth Employment Placement Program 

    • Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth  

    • Industry R&D Associates  

    • Mitacs Accelerate  

    • Mitacs Career Connect  

    • Science and Technology Internship Program  

    • TECTERRA Geomatics Technology Program  

    • Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French  

    • Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages  

    • Youth Employment Program  

    • WIL Digital  

    • Canada Summer Jobs  

    • Career Focus  

    • Rupertsland Institute  

    • Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities  

    • Training-on-the-Job Program  

    • IRAP Youth Employment Programs 


    Post-Secondary Programs for Businesses 

    • TECHCareers  

    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada  

    • School of Retailing Consulting Group- University of Alberta  

    • GenM  


    COVID Programs to Help your Business








    • Canada- Alberta Job Grant- https://www.alberta.ca/canada-alberta-job-grant.aspx  a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their employee(s) for eligible training costs. Employers must contribute a minimum of one-third of the total training costs.
    • Workplace Training  http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/AWonline/ETS/4365.html provides individual-focused training or work experience to enable individuals to find and maintain employment. Employers can be reimbursed up to 70% of training costs up to $390/ week for up to 30 weeks.
    • Rupertsland Institute- http://www.rupertsland.org/for-employers/  Free group training if you’re planning on hiring 10 or more Metis individuals. Offerings can be customized to suit the business, but typical training provided in the past would be on safety or administration duties.  


    • Graduate Student Internship Program- University of Alberta- https://www.ualberta.ca/graduate-studies/professional-development/internship/employers  provides funding for employers to hire a graduate student to solve a staffing or business need. Employers in all sectors can participate, including private, public and not-for-profit. You can receive 50 cents on every dollar you can put towards a student's salary (Up to $8,000)
    • Venture for Canada Internship Program- https://ventureforcanada.ca/employers Are you an employer looking to hire an intern or a recent graduate from a post-secondary institution? Employers may qualify for a 70% subsidy, capped at $7,000. New cohorts of interns are placed every September, January, and May.
    •          Industry R&D Associates- https://albertainnovates.ca/programs/rd-associates/ Get up to $74,500 per year for up to two years to employ an in-house professional research and development person to make that last leap from research to a marketable product.
    • WIL Digital- https://www.wil-ait.digital/en/ helps employers grow their businesses by providing financial assistance for hiring post-secondary students. It provides:
      • 50% of the student’s salary, up to $5,000; or
      • 70% of the student’s salary, up to $7,000, if the student falls within one of the following under-represented groups: Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Indigenous students, recent immigrants, students with disabilities, and first-year students.