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
16 Jun 2014

The Intern Protection Act : a new private member’s bill to protect intern’s rights

Today Members of Parliament Andrew Cash and Laurin Liu announced a private members bill entitled the Intern Protections Act.  Details were released at a press conference at noon on Parliament Hill. Also in attendance was Matt Furgeson, the
4 May 2014

Walrus Magazine interns to be paid

Walrus Magazine is on our Wall of Fame today since it announced they would be offering a paid internship program. This news follows the Ontario Ministry of Labour crackdown on unpaid internships that led Toronto Life and Walrus Magazine to end
3 Apr 2014

On the magazine internship crackdowns & a response to Coyne

If you are reading this you probably know that last week the Ontario Ministry of Labour has cracked down on internships in the magazine industry (more here). I have been doing a lot of interviews on the
27 Mar 2014

Ontario Ministry of Labour Cracks Down On Unpaid Internships at Two Canadian Magazines

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has begun a crack down on unpaid internships in magazines, beginning with two high-profile Canadian publications – the Walrus and Toronto Life. Following numerous complaints about unfair labour practices and resultantly a
27 Mar 2014

MP Scott Brison stands up for interns in House of Commons

Member of Parliament Scott Brison stood up for unpaid interns in the House of Commons on Tuesday. During Question Period, he asked the following: Mr. Speaker, there are 265,000 fewer jobs for young Canadians than before the
24 Mar 2014

We are fighting Bell Media and need your help

Have you done an internship with Bell Media? Do you know someone who has? We are calling on all former and present Bell interns to e-mail us at info@internassociation.ca. You can ask to remain anonymous or tell us
19 Mar 2014

Panel Discussion at Wilfred Laurier University

Yesterday I participated in a panel discussion at Wilfred Laurier University entitled: Getting a Foot in the Door? Debating Unpaid Internships. I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Greig de Peuter for organizing this
6 Mar 2014

Nextopia advertises paid internships

We’ve got a change of tone this morning with an always happy Wall of Fame post, after stumbling upon three paid full-time internships at Nextopia, an ecommerce company based in Toronto. The company is accepting applications from