NRC IRAP Youth Employment Program (YEP)

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The NRC IRAP Youth Employment Program offers financial assistance to offset the cost of hiring young talent (ages 15-30) to work on projects with R&D, engineering, multimedia or market analysis components or to help develop a new product or process.

Comments on Funding:

This youth employment program provides financial assistance to companies so they can hire young talent to contribute to their innovation needs.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applicants must:

  • be a small or medium-sized business (500 or fewer full-time equivalents);
  • be incorporated and for-profit;
  • ready to enhance their innovation capacity and willing to partner with NRC IRAP.
    Candidate eligibility:
  • 15 to 30 years of age at the start of the internship;
  • a post-secondary graduate;
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or person granted refugee status in Canada;
  • legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations;
  • a first-time participant in a Youth Employment Strategy work experience program targeted at post-secondary graduates.
    The youth internship will last a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months. The candidate must work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
Application Steps:

The applicant must:

1. call the National Research Council Canada at 1-877-994-4727 and discuss to determine the eligibility (topics: business description, objectives, innovation plans),

2. if eligible, next step is to discuss with one of the industrial technology advisors (topics: strategy, issues, opportunities for growth, future plans),

3. develop a project proposal,

4. find a youth candidate.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) delivers this program under the federal government's Youth Employment and Skills Strategy,

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