Science Horizons

Applications for the 2017-2019 Science Horizons Youth Internship Program are no longer being accepted. Please continue to visit our website for program updates.

What could your company do with $15,000 in wage subsidies?

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program is a wage subsidy initiative to help recent graduates in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) acquire work experience in STEM positions with an environmental focus.

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program gives employers the freedom to:

  • Gain access to funds to hire scientific and technical staff with less financial risk
  • Grow their business
  • Access a pool of workers eager to utilize their skills
  • Develop new talent within their company
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The program provides up to a maximum of $15,000 in wage subsidies to help employers hire the talent they need and help recent STEM graduates gain skills to secure full-time employment in environmental STEM fields.

Long success record

BioTalent Canada has a long track record of successful implementation of federal wage-subsidy programs, helping new talent gain employment in biotech and assisting companies in offsetting the costs of hiring.

For stories and more details on the success of BioTalent Canada wage subsidy programs please see our Mapping Potential – Profiles of Canada’s biotech frontiers.


  • Eligible applicants: Employers with employment opportunities in environmental STEM fields
  • Eligible participants: Recent college or university graduate in STEM fields of study

Prospective eligible employers must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Provide an internship position in a STEM field;
  • Provide an internship with a required duration between 6-12 months;
  • Establish and maintain a process for supervising and mentoring an intern; and,
  • Contribute as at least 50% of the total cost of each internship.

Eligible employers under the Science Horizons program include:

  • Individuals;
  • For-profit organizations (small- or medium-sized enterprises, corporations, or industry associations);
  • Provincial and territorial, municipal and local governments including institutions, agencies and Crown Corporations;
  • Post-secondary institutions; and,
  • Organization, including but not limited to non-government organizations, including non-profit organizations, Aboriginal organizations, including band councils/tribal councils and local organizations.
    For details on participants’ eligibility criteria, please visit the participant information page.

Positions that could qualify

STEM positions in green manufacturing, carbon and climate change mitigation, energy efficiency and green building, green services, renewable/green energy, solar and wind technology, resource conservation, watershed and water resource management, environmental protection, waste management, alternative/sustainable transportation, sustainable planning/urban design, green retail, and eco-tourism.

Uncertain if you qualify? Don’t count yourself out.
Contact Mary at 1-866-243-2472, ext. 222 or [email protected] or Colleen at ext. 221 or [email protected].

This project was undertaken with the financial support of:
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