Youth Dividend Program

When & where
  • Canada
  • -
Who it's for
  • Recent Post-Secondary Graduates
  • iAdvance Certificate

ICTC's Youth Dividend program provides post-secondary students the opportunity to benefit from valuable work experience through internships at small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.


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.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • You are between 18 and 30 years old
  • You are a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident, or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 2, who is legally entitled to work in Canada
  • You have completed a post-secondary education
  • If you are a resident in the Northern Territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut), you are not required to have a post-secondary degree
  • You are currently unemployed or under-employed (employed below your level of education, outside your field of study, or hold part-time employment)
  • You were not a previous participant of the Youth Dividend program
  • You have not previously worked for the company applying for the Youth Dividend program
  • You have the ability to communicate fluently in one of Canada's official languages (minimum CBL 7 Canadian Language Benchmark)
  • You have the ability to manage multiple competing priorities and complete the duties assigned by your employer
  • You have good analytical and logical skills necessary for completing project-based and scenario-based training exercises
  • You have the ability to participate in the program, including a paid internship, online work-ready skills training, and technical skills training in one of the following streams: Software Development, Data Analysis/Data Science, Business Analysis or Digital Marketing/Sales

interns have completed this program


interns hired after completing this program


employer and intern satisfied with this program


interns were from under-represented groups


Funded by the Government of Canada’s Digital Skills for Youth Program (DS4Y)