Ontario Creating Employment Opportunities for Youth in Sault Ste. Marie

Northern Ontario Internship Program Funding

Today, Ross Romano, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced an investment of more than $1.3 million in 46 Northern Ontario Internship Program positions.

“Attracting and retaining graduates strengthens the North’s competitive advantage and sends a strong signal that Northern Ontario is open for business.” – Parliamentary Assistant Romano

They include:

$90,642 for Algoma University to hire an intern who will assess the impact of migration on interprovincial and international trade in Canada, an avian social behaviour intern who will work with faculty on research projects, and a research assistant intern to help with data collection and outreach activities.

$85,062 for the Northern Ontario Research, Development, Ideas and Knowledge (NORDIK) Institute to hire two social enterprise development and research interns as well as a programming and research assistant intern to help develop new projects and research funding opportunities.

$63,000 for the Invasive Species Centre (ISC) to hire a program development intern to conduct research and manage projects, as well as a business development and a communications intern to co-ordinate external communications.

$31,356 for Pauline’s Place Non-Profit Homes Inc. to hire a fundraising co-ordinator intern to support the charity’s goal of providing emergency short-term housing for youth, women, and families who are experiencing a housing crisis.

“We’re providing young northerners with important employment opportunities where they will gain up to 12 months of practical experience and develop their skills in a real work environment before entering the job market,” said Parliamentary Assistant Romano.