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AgriTalent program | CAHRC-CCRHA


$5,000 - $7,000


AGRI Talent supports the development of connections and networks among post-secondary students, institutions and employers and contribute towards preparing a job ready workforce. These networks will help bridge the gap between respective groups and create sustainable relationship for the future.

Eligible Applicants

Employer Eligibility:

  • Registered Canadian businesses and not-for-profit organizations from the Agriculture Industry (including but not limited to: field crops, primary producers, greenhouse, horticulture, aquaculture, veterinary clinics servicing farm animals/ livestock, farm equipment dealerships, input dealers and agriculture focused media agencies)
  • Willing to hire students from both agriculture and non-agriculture background to provide quality work integrated learning experience to post-secondary students across Canada
  • Willing to hire post-secondary students from under-represented groups such as women in STEM, first-year students, Indigenous communities, students with disabilities, visible minorities and newcomers to Canada
  • Committed to paying the student for the role and having the financial capacity to pay the student for the duration of the placement in full (the wage subsidy will be administered after receiving the final pay stub at the end of the placement)
  • Compliant with all federal and provincial human rights and labour legislation, regulations, and any other relevant standards including the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act
  • Where legally required, responsible for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) or alternate workplace insurance coverage

Student Eligibility:

  • Registered as a domestic student in a recognized post-secondary institution in a full-time or part-time program.
  • Undergraduate, graduate, diploma or certificate programs eligible.
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
  • Undertaking a placement recognized as a Work-Integrated Learning component by the student’s institution in connection with a course, degree, certificate, diploma, or other recognized program offered by the institution.
  • International students are NOT eligible

Eligible Expenses

  • 50% of the wages (to a maximum of $5,000) for each net new placement.
  • 70% of the wages (to a maximum of $7,000) for each net new placement for under-represented groups including women in STEM, Indigenous students, newcomers, and persons with disabilities, visible minority as well as first-year students.

Deadline Date


Contact Name: CAHRC

Phone Number: 613-745-7457

E-mail Address:


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