12 May 2015

Toronto Star Op Ed: Budget Bill Exposes Interns to Exploitation

Today our op ed was published in the Toronto Star! Budget Bill Exposes Interns to Exploitation The federal government’s budget implementation bill is bad news for interns. The proposed amendments to the Canada Labour Code would allow federally regulated
7 May 2015

Our Panel at the 2015 Law Union of Ontario Conference

This Saturday  we are participating in a panel on legal education, inequality and jobs at the annual Law Union of Ontario conference  in Toronto. Students can attend for free and for community members its $50. The speakers are Andrea Demchuk,
4 May 2015

A sponsored trip to the 2015 CCCE Conference in Ottawa

On Monday, April 13, 2015 I took part in an exciting opportunity to attend the Canadian Council for Chief Executive‘s (“CCCE”) annual conference in Ottawa on behalf of the Canadian Intern Association. This year the conference theme
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