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

  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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