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Science Horizons Youth Internship Program | BioTalent Canada:


Covers the cost of a participant’s salary by 80% up to a maximum of $25,000.


The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program is a wage subsidy initiative to help recent graduates eligible to work in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields acquire work experience fields linked to the green economy.

The program covers the cost of a participant’s salary by 80% up to a maximum of $25,000. The program helps employers hire the talent they need and help graduates gain skills to secure full-time employment in environmental fields. In addition to the wage subsidy contribution, employers may be eligible up to a maximum of $5,000 for training, skills development, and/or wrap-around service

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

Eligible Applicants

Participants must be:

  • Aged 30 or under at the beginning of the internship
  • Graduated in the last 3 years from a post-secondary institution from a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics program
  • Be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

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.

Eligible Expenses

Wage subsidies.

Deadline Date



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