Canada Internships

Feds Promise To Bolster Protection For Unpaid Interns, Eventually

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Politics

The Harper government has acknowledged that proposed legislation to protect unpaid interns from exploitation doesn't go far enough.

The Provincial Government Needs To Help Close the Skills Gap Right Now

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada
Linda A. Franklin

The provincial government needs to elevate college education to international standards by offering comparable credentials for three-year programs. This will help make college education more attractive to students and parents. A change in credential will provide college graduates with greater recognition in the marketplace.

What Every Employer Needs to Know Before Hiring an Intern

Janice Rubin | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Business
Janice Rubin

The Ministry of Labour is paying more and more attention to the issue of unpaid internships. With this in mind, it becomes increasingly important for employers to understand the laws surrounding unpaid internships, and to know what steps they can take to ensure they remain protected under law. An unpaid intern may seem like a great idea, but there are a couple of key points to keep in mind if your organization is looking to take one on.

Why you Should Hire Interns...and Pay Them

Rob Henderson | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Alberta
Rob Henderson

One quick Google search for the word "intern" and you will find a myriad of opinions, blog posts, and even the odd intern job posting. Most of the debate surrounds the topic of interns earning money, or in most cases the lack thereof.

Is it Time to Say Goodbye to Unpaid Internships?

r/ally | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

It seems the time has come to say goodbye to the lowly internship. But before we do, we need to find solutions to quickly fill the gap in the marketplace for recent graduates who may not possess the skills and opportunities to land that critical first job.

Federal Agency Uses Unpaid Interns

CBC | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Politics

Estimates of the number of unpaid interns working in Canada range from 100,000 to 300,000, but the federal government's Labour Code doesn't even conta...

HootSuite Takes Viral Hit Over Internships

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Social media giant HootSuite has been forced to review its policy on unpaid interns following an outburst of flak on Reddit that quickly went viral. ...

Are Unpaid Internships Driving Inequality?

The Huffington Post Canada | Laura Anderson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Canada Business

This feature was produced by Laura Anderson, a student in Ryerson University's School of Journalism, in partnership with The Huffington Post Canada. ...

Unpaid Internships Often Exploitative, Illegal: Lawyer

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - Young Canadians eager to launch their careers say they're under mounting pressure to take unpaid internships that prom...