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
29 Oct 2014

Appearance before the HOC Finance Committee

Today President of the Canadian Intern Association Claire Seaborn appeared as a witness before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. She provided a written submission, five minutes of oral submissions, and answered questions from the
6 Oct 2014

Wall of Fame: The Globe and Mail’s 2015 summer program

Congratulations to The Globe and Mail for making it onto our Wall of Fame for their 2015 summer program! The advertisement itself states: The Globe and Mail is looking to hire reporters, editors, digital/video/multimedia specialists, designers and others
29 Sep 2014

Ontario labour ministry taking steps against illegal internships

Today the Canadian Intern Association received a letter from the Director of Employment Standards at the Ontario Ministry of Labour with information regarding their recent inspection blitzes. The Canadian Intern Association would like to commend the Ministry
29 Sep 2014

Co-Op Student’s Death Highlights Gaps in Workplace Protections for Young Workers

PRESS RELEASE September 29, 2014 Co-Op Student’s Death Highlights Gaps in Workplace Protections for Young Workers Toronto – Last Friday, high school co-op student Adam Keunen died in a workplace accident in West Lincoln, Ontario. This is
24 Sep 2014

September 2014 Meeting in Toronto

  Come out for a meet and greet with the Executive Team of the Canadian Intern Association. Learn about what we do and how you can join the movement. We’re actively looking for new coordinators to work
23 Jul 2014

Ontario bill introduced that would protect unpaid interns

Today a press conference introduced MPP Peggy Stattler’s Bill 22, Employment Standards Amendment Act (Greater Protection for Interns and Vulnerable Workers), 2014. The bill was first introduced by Davenport MPP Jonah Schein last March (details here), but unfortunately was
16 Jun 2014

HOC Finance Committee Report recommends changes to protect interns

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has released a report entitled “Youth Employment in Canada: Challenges and Potential Solutions.” We are thrilled to announce that the report contains a recommendation explicitly addressing unpaid internships: Recommendation