Career Focus | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Value: 50% of total eligible costs, up to a maximum of $20,000 in matching funds.


The Career Focus Program will help fund 65 agricultural internships for Canadian graduates. Each internship will last at least four months to a maximum of 12 months. They will be long enough to provide meaningful experience to the employee. The Career Focus Program within AAFC will provide $864,000 each year to projects that hire recent graduates in agriculture, agri-food science, and veterinary medicine. Please note that this program is not a summer employment program.



Eligible employers are organizations who can offer projects that will give employees:

  • Agriculture career-related work experiences in Canada
  • Skills acquisition through mentoring and coaching

These organizations may be from:

  • Industry
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Provincial and municipal governments
  • Associations
  • Boards
  • Councils
  • Universities


  • Between the ages of 15 and 30
  • Unemployed or under-employed
  • Have graduated in the last three calendar years from:
    • An agriculture-related program in a university, college, or CEGEP or
    • A provincial program focusing on biological, agricultural and veterinary science or applied technology
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Eligible Expenses:

Salaries and social benefits

Deadline: Between November 1 and November 30 each year for internships beginning on or after April 1 of the following year.

Contact: Career Focus | 1-866-452-5558 |


By | 2018-08-07T02:33:54+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Categories: Grants|0 Comments

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