21 Apr 2015

BIG WIN! Federal gov agrees to better intern protections

The Government of Canada has announced that it plans to “strengthen Canada Labour Code protections for all employees and interns under federal jurisdiction.” (page 16 of the Budget in Brief) The complete 2015 Federal Budget devotes almost
20 Apr 2015

Wall of Fame: War Child Canada

Congratulations to War Child Canada for posting a PAID internship at $16 per hour! The position is for 12 weeks and funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program. View the War Child Canada Internship Advertisement Here About
20 Apr 2015

Wall of Shame: Big Tree Capital Partners, LLC

Big Tree Capital Partners, LCC (“Big Tree”), unfortunately we have put you on our Wall of Shame. Someone from your organization posted an advertisement for an unpaid internship that we think is both illegal and unethical. Click
13 Apr 2015

Toronto Spur Festival

This weekend (April 9-12) Toronto hosted the Spur Festival at University of Toronto’s campus. Spur is a national festival of politics, art and ideas and is a catalyst for change in Canada. Founded in 2013, the festival
2 Apr 2015

Minutes from our Executive Team meeting

I would like to thank everyone for coming out to our Executive Team meeting yesterday at the new Ryerson Student Learning Centre! In attendance: Barbara Ciochon Tom Haxell Joshua Mandryk Andrew Langille Lissie Jongsma Krista Brown James
19 Mar 2015

Wall of Fame: TrojanOne

The Canadian Intern Association would like to welcome TrojanOne to our Wall of Fame. As a company that hires and relies on 30+ interns every year, TrojanOne provides an excellent template for employers across Canada. TrojanOne has
10 Mar 2015

Wall of Shame: Carleton University

UPDATE: This internship posting has been removed. We will provide another update in due course. Carleton University has joined our Wall of Shame following posts for two summer unpaid internships that look a lot more like summer
11 Dec 2014

NDP Petition to Protect Unpaid Interns

The NDP have come out with a petition in support of Bill C-636 that would amend federal legislation to provide better protections for interns working for federally regulated organizations. sign the petition by clicking here We, the
6 Nov 2014

Our Response: Stephen Poloz’s Comments on Unpaid Internships

This week the Canadian Intern Association has garnered some serious media attention from across the nation. The debate on unpaid internships has been most recently ignited by Bank of Canada Governor, Stephen S. Poloz. Mr. Poloz’s comments in
3 Nov 2014

Wall of Fame: Career Edge

The Canadian Intern Association would like to welcome Career Edge to our Wall of Fame! Career Edge is fantastic non-profit based in Toronto that matches employers with interns for PAID internships. We are so glad that they encourage employers