The Federal Internship for Newcomers program provides short-term work experience for permanent residents, former refugees, and Canadian citizens who have been in Canada for less than 10 years. The program is delivered in partnership with 16 immigrant-serving organizations (ISOs) in the National Capital Region (Ottawa/Gatineau), the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), St. John’s, and Victoria. Public service partners (federal, provincial and municipal departments and agencies) are currently providing opportunities for these highly qualified newcomers.
- How to gain valuable work experience that will enhance career opportunities
- How to enhance your employability skills to apply for long-term employment
- How to build networks through a mentoring relationship for the duration of the internship
- Participate in orientation sessions and access essential training including cross-cultural awareness
- How to better integrate into the Canadian labour market
- The FIN program is now closed for 2021.
- Have a post-secondary degree, except for some administrative positions where it’s only an asset.
- Register with a FIN program partner immigrant-serving organization (ISO) and get a full screening at least a month before the application dates. Contact the ISO as far ahead of the deadline as possible to make sure there is time for a full assessment.
- A permanent resident or a Canadian citizen for 10 years or less counting from:
- the day they became a permanent resident
- the day they apply
- Live or work in Toronto (or within a 125 kilometre radius)
- Prove that they have the necessary language skills in English or French; show diplomas, transcripts, or certificates from a recognized, post-secondary institution to prove their English or French language skills. The institution may be in Canada or abroad, and their documents must:
- Show that they successfully graduated or completed a program in English or in French
- Show their documents in English or French, otherwise the client should: include a translation of the original document; submit a letter from the institution that proves the instruction language was English or French
Funded by: Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada