Employer selection criteria (international internships) – Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French

In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2022–2023 funding of internships abroad (international) under the Young Canada Works in Building Careers in English and French (YCWBCEF) program is cancelled. The YCWBCEF program is open to receive funding requests for internships in Canada only.

  1. General Project Goals
    • Canadian Heritage Objectives
    • Official Languages Objectives
    • Benefits for student, institution, community, region, country
  2. Project Planning
    • Project clearly defined (objectives & measurable outcomes)
    • Clear job description & work plan (tasks & timelines)
  3. Skill Development
    • Development of specialized career-related skills & employability (concrete examples)
    • Hands-on, rewarding work experience
    • Opportunities for networking with professionals
  4. Job Parameters
    • Candidate profile clearly defined
    • Appropriate salary and living allowance
  5. Recruitment
    • Transparent selection and interview process planned
    • Provisions for job equity groups
  6. Orientation & Supervision
    • Skill assessment & development plan for intern planned
    • Proper preparation prior to departure (visa requirements, insurance, info provided to intern)
    • Plan to monitor intern’s work while abroad
    • Appropriate supervision & professional support (training, coaching, mentoring, follow-ups, performance evaluation, etc.)
    • Action plan to help support transition to job market during & after internship
  7. Official Languages
    • Required linguistic competencies
    • Support the development of Official Languages Communities
    • Links between organizations and languages or tourism
    • Geographical or cultural exchange
    • Situation of the host country
    • Employer credibility
    • Foreign partner credibility
    • Credibility of the proposed budget
    • Length of internship in Canada and abroad
  8. Specific criteria (to be assessed by delivery organization)
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