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Youth Employment Program (YEP) | National Research Council Canada (NRC IRAP):


The program will cost-share a portion of the salary costs of a post-secondary graduate, with the company responsible for fringe benefits and overhead costs.


The Youth Employment Strategy is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young Canadians (aged 15 to 30) obtain career information, develop skills, find good jobs and stay employed. Through federal departments and agencies, among others, the Youth Employment Strategy assists employers in hiring young Canadians.

The NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) delivers its Youth programs under the Youth Employment Strategy and provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with financial assistance to hire young talent. In addition to meeting the needs of innovative SMEs, this Program facilitates the transition of highly skilled young people to a rapidly changing labour market.

Eligible Applicants

  • Be incorporated and for-profit
  • Have 500 or less full-time equivalents
  • Be ready to enhance their innovation capacity, and willing to establish a trusting relationship with NRC IRAP

Eligible Expenses

  • Between 15 – 30 years of age (inclusive)
  • A post-secondary graduate
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations
  • A first-time participant in a Youth Employment Strategy work experience program targeted at post-secondary graduates
  • Internships are available anywhere in Canada and must last a minimum of six months, and a maximum of twelve months

Deadline Date



Contact Name: NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program

Phone Number: 1-877-994-4727


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