Information on legal and business topics from Canadian business lawyer Shane McLean

Industry Canada’s Small Business Internship Program

Posted by Shane McLean on July 9, 2009

Industry Canada has a program that might be of interest to small and medium sized businesses in Canada who do or might hire post secondary student interns.   The IC web site describes it like this: “The Small Business Internship Program provides small and medium-sized businesses financial support to hire a post secondary student intern to assist them in their adoption of information and communications technologies to increase their productivity and competitiveness”.

To be eligible your business must:

  • be a small or medium-sized enterprise with less than 500 employees;
  • be incorporated; and
  • wish to enhance your e-business capability.

Essentially, qualifying businesses can hire an intern for an  internship of up to 12 weeks and IC will pick up 75% of the wages and employment related expenses to a maximum of $10,000.  Definitely worth a look if your business is one that could benefit from interns.     Check  here for details, filing requirements, forms etc.


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