Career Connect Program (Ottawa Region Only)

Amount: $14,000 per employee

Eligibility Criteria

Participating host employers must meet the following criteria:

  • The work experience position should match one of the digital economy labour force National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes.
  • Be a private sector employer operating in a high demand sector in the respective region as identified here.
  • Must provide employment within Canada for the entire work experience period.
  • Will provide full-time work for the participant (min 30 hrs / week).
  • Will have the financial capacity to provide a work experience of a min 3 months.
  • Will attest to the potential for a permanent position following the work experience.
  • Will provide proof of wages paid, all pertinent information on the participant, as well as all reports required by ICTC and HRSDC.
  • Will provide a Learning Plan and Final Evaluation for the participant.

Prospective participants (graduates) must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the time of the employment opportunity and be Out of school.
  • Be post-secondary graduates. Post-secondary graduates with foreign credentials will be considered if they have obtained their Canadian credential recognition equivalency.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Cannot have previously worked for the company that is applying for the CareerConnect Program.
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
  • Has not participated in any other Youth Employment Strategy Work Experience Programs targeted at post-secondary graduates prior to the signing of this agreement.
  • Participants who have been unemployed for 6 months at the time of application will be given preference.

Cost Covered

  • Wage