Youth Internship Incentive Program (YIIP)
Financial incentive for employers
Please note, we are no longer accepting applications for 2021/2022. Applications will be accepted for 2022/2023 starting in the Fall of 2022. You can sign up here to be notified.
Please note, this is potentially the last year that YiiP funding will be available, and thus all internships will need to be completed and hours declared by September 30, 2023.
Employers must commit to a minimum of one student for 125 hours of on-the-job training, mentorship, and experience.
Employers must commit to a minimum of one (or more) student(s) for a total of 240 hours of on-the-job training, mentorship, and experience.
Employers must commit to a minimum of two (or more) students for a total of 480 hours of on-the-job training, mentorship, and experience.
Employers must commit to a minimum of three (or more) students for a total of 720 total hours of on-the-job training, mentorship, and experience.
FOR ALL Incentive LEvels
INTERNSHIP HOURS CAN BE PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME.
SUMMER INTERNSHIPS NEED TO BE COMPLETED AND HOURS DECLARED BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2023.
ALL HOURS MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 20 WEEKS OF THE INTERNSHIP START DATE.
AT THE END OF THE REQUIRED HOURS, EXTENDING THE INTERNSHIP OR OFFERING EMPLOYMENT WILL BE AT THE EMPLOYER’S DISCRETION.
YiiP payments will be provided to employers at the conclusion of the minimum required hours across the minimum required number of internships.
Funding can be utilized to offset expenses incurred in providing a work integrated learning experience including:
- Student Wages
- Safety Training Requirements
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) directly related to the student’s position
- Mentorship Support
Funding is available to support internships under CAREERS programs:
High School Internships in:
- Skilled Trades
- Information & Communications Technology
- Power Engineering and Non-Destructive Testing
- Indigenous Youth Internship Program
Post High School Internships for youth age 20 or under:
- Pilot Programs focused on in-demand occupations, varies across Alberta
- Skilled Trades
CO-OP Apprenticeship Program, maximum start age 25, exclusive to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Not sure if you qualify?
Contact us to learn more.
We are so excited you want to take the next step!
You can inquire about the application through our contact form above, or it can be found HERE.
Please make a note in the comments that you are looking to apply for YiiP funding and our team will be happy to get you started in our brand new Employer Portal that houses the most up-to-date YiiP information and application process.
Applications are evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis as funding is limited.
If the student internship is terminated or the student leaves the internship prior to the minimum time commitment, the employer must notify their CAREERS Program Coordinator immediately. The Program Coordinator will work with the employer to fill the position with another student or look at other options.
- Employer will not be approved if…
- The employer is a federal, provincial, or government agency.
- The employer submits an incomplete application.
- The position is not eligible if…
- The position does not align with CAREERS’ off-campus programs.
- The position has already started (positions can only start after the application has been approved). *returning students exempt*
- The position is already subsidized through another program.
- Insufficient clarification on internship roles and responsibilities or internship does not align to CAREERS programs.
Employers will be informed within ten (10) business days of receiving application on the status of their application.
- A CAREERS’ team member will connect to confirm position details, minimum requirements, and begin matching suitable candidates.
- Candidates submitted for review and employers selects which students to interview.
- Interviews scheduled and completed.
- Employer selects chosen candidate(s), confirms start date and informs CAREERS of decision.
- CAREERS will connect the school contact with the employer prior to start date to get the off-campus agreement in place.
- Student begins internship on chosen start date
- At the conclusion of minimum hour requirements, employers complete the YiiP Internship Conclusion form and provide required supporting documents for incentive payment to be provided.
- CAREERS and the school will support the employer and intern with any concerns throughout the duration of the internship.