Funding Resources

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You may be eligible for one of the funding resources below.

BCIC Tech Works unites students with valuable training opportunities in BC's technology sector through the BC Innovator Skills Initiative and BC Tech Co-op Grants Program.

For more information you can visit: BC Tech Co-op Grants Program

The Student Business Loans program, which is managed by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), offers interest-free loans of up to $3,000 for young entrepreneurs to operate their own business during the summer.

The Student Business Loans program helps enterprising young Canadians in high school, junior college or CEGEP, or university get a taste for career options that may lie ahead once they've finished school. Plus, it can bolster their self-confidence and lay the foundation for future employment success.

For more information about the Student Business Loans program, you can visit the BDC website at and click on the SBL link available on the home page.

Today's information and telecommunications technology puts more power into the hands of small business. But quite often, the only things hampering a company's success are the technology and the knowledgeable staff to use it.

Whether a business has one employee or 250, it may be able to take advantage of a unique funding program designed to share the risk of applying technology new to a firm.

For more information you can visit:

If your organization recently hired or is in need of a young environmental professional, you may be eligible for funding. ECO Canada is pleased to announce the continuation of the Environmental Youth Corp. (EYC) internship program. If eligible you could receive a 33-40% wage subsidy with a maximum of $12,000 to cover your employees salary.

Since its inception in 1997, the EYC has created almost 1400 internships working on national and international environmental projects. ECO Canada's primary objective is the creation of long-term employment opportunities and currently enjoys a success rate of over 95% for both programs. With the recent implementation of an online application process, it is now even easier for employers to apply. To apply for an EYC internship, or to learn more about the program, please visit our website at

The Environmental Youth Corp. (EYC) is designed to create a six to twelve month window-of-opportunity for post-secondary graduates under the age of 30. These individuals are either unemployed or underemployed and are seeking to gain experience in either a national or international environmental project.

Are you an organization interested in hiring an EYC intern? Go directly to the EYC Corporate Page for Instructions.

Looking for a student job and an exciting work experience? Check out FSWEP (Federal Student Work Experience Program). Apply online via the PSC website at: FSWEP

The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) is the primary vehicle through which federal departments and agencies recruit students for temporary student jobs. FSWEP offers students the opportunity to grow personally, develop new skills and learn more about how the federal government works.

To be eligible...

You must have full-time student status from a recognized institution and be returning to full-time studies in the upcoming academic term.

What kind of student jobs are available?

  Post-secondary student jobs include: computer science, geology and marine emergency work.

  Secondary student jobs include: clerical work, (word-processing, data-entry, or mail room clerical work), and general labour.

Where and when will jobs be available?

Across Canada, year-round, during an academic term (part-time) and during a non-academic term (full-time or part-time.)

How do I apply and where can I get more information?

Apply online and get more information via the PSC website. PSC website.

You can obtain a FSWEP application kit:

  At your campus career centre;

  At a Human Resource Centre of Canada;

  At any office of the Public Service Commission of Canada; or

  By contacting the Youth Info Line at 1-800-935-5555.

Is there a deadline for applying?

No, there is no deadline for applying to the general inventory. You can apply starting mid-October of the current year.. However, certain departments hire students earlier than others, so apply soon.

We are committed to employment equity.

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  Job Hunting Tips: Those who find jobs are successful because they know how to conduct an effective job search.

  Preparing For Job Interviews – Perhaps the most important key to a successful interview is to be well prepared for it and to have some knowledge of what to expect.

  Success on the Job – You may be facing your work experience with a combination of excitement and trepidation. We hope these suggestions will help you handle any situations that arise during your employment.

  Online Employment Resources – Here you’ll find a list of links in the following categories: Careers, Labour Market Info, Resume Help, Starting Your Own Business, Volunteering and Job Search Resources.

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the national, voluntary membership organization representing publicly supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics in Canada and internationally.

Known previously as the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), CICan continues to champion the innovations, applied research, international development, and the employment or entrepreneurial opportunities that are created by its member institutions and partners all over the world.

CICan’s members work with industry and social sectors to train 1.5 million learners of all ages and backgrounds at campuses serving over 3,000 urban, rural, and remote communities across Canada. The association is committed to quality education and skills development opportunities for all Canadians as a means to maximize labour market participation and support Canada’s prosperity.

For more information you can visit: CICan