Employers Looking to Hire Recent Post-Secondary Graduates
ICTC's Youth Dividend program helps employers improve their competitiveness by hiring recent graduates with digital skills through a wage subsidy.
ICTC’s Youth Dividend program connects Canadian employers with university and college graduates between 18-30 years old who are unemployed or underemployed. These recent graduates receive training and meaningful work experience to help them transition to full-time employment. This program aims to help youth obtain ICT/digital careers while assisting employers to hire much-needed talent.
You are a registered Canadian business or or not-for-profit organization with fewer than 500 employees
You can provide an internship of a minimum of 35 hours per week for the duration of the program, ending March 31, 2023 (35 hours are covered under the wage subsidy, anything in excess must be covered by the employer)
You have proper insurance coverage (appropriate comprehensive general liability insurance coverage)
You must employ the intern on the payroll (not on contract)
You must have the appropriate administrative support and capacity to train and mentor interns to enhance and maximize their experience
You must provide meaningful on-the-job training and work experience for interns in developing and implementing work activities
You must not have hired the youth previously under the Youth Dividend program
Interns have completed this program
Interns hired after completing this program
Employer and intern satisfied with this program
Interns were from under-represented groups
“The program was well managed with requirements clearly communicated throughout. Our participant was eager, professional, and performed well for her first time in a corporate environment.”