Wage Subsidy & Internships

Information on funding for wage subsidy and internships.

The Student Conservation Association


Each year, SCA members help to protect vital habitats, threatened wildlife, and other at-risk resources in our nation’s parks, forests and urban green spaces. This unique experience instills an ethic of conservation and inspires lifelong stewardship that benefits our members, our society and our environment.

SCA at a Glance

  • National nonprofit, founded in 1957
  • Nearly 3,000 volunteers annually
  • Each year volunteers perform over 1.6 million hours of service
  • Volunteers serve in all 50 states
  • Nearly 45,000 alumni – approximately ¼ remain actively engaged
  • As many as 60% of SCA alumni become conservation professionals following their SCA service
  • Hundreds of positions annually in these disciplines and more:
    • Ecological restoration
    • Environmental Education
    • GIS/GPS
    • Wildlife Management
  • More than 425 sites nationwide, including:
    • Cape Cod National Seashore
    • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    • Pacific Crest Trail
    • Yellowstone National Park


Career Edge

Since 1996, Career Edge has worked closely with over 900 employers to provide meaningful entry-level work experience for more than 6,500 young Canadians across the full spectrum of Canada's business community. Within a few months of completing the internships, nearly 80% find permanent jobs at competitive salaries with 60% of these jobs in the intern's own host organization.

Career Edge offers six, nine or 12-month paid internships for university and college graduates in a variety of fields, including information technology, marketing, human resources and finance. Hosting a Career Edge intern is a cost-effective way for organizations to benefit from skilled, enthusiastic graduates and help develop Canada’s future business professionals.

The Career Edge Advantage

Career Edge benefits both interns and participating employers.

For employers that host interns, Career Edge provides:

  • Immediate access to a dynamic talent pool of tomorrow’s business professionals.
  • A low-risk way to “test the waters” prior to a permanent job offer.
  • The flexibility to get work done by enthusiastic interns without increasing the staff head-count.
  • The services of interns at lower direct costs than full-time employment, without the paperwork of traditional recruiting methods.

For interns, Career Edge helps them:

  • Break through the frustrating cycle of "no experience, no job – no job, no experience".
  • Get their foot in the door of a great organization.
  • Build their experience and professional network while earning a standard Career Edge stipend.


BEAHR Internship Program

The BEAHR Internship Program offers a 6-12 month work experience that can lead to long-term employment. Over 90% of interns remain employed either with their host organization or another company.

By signing up as an intern you can gain access to job postings of employers who are looking to recruit new Aboriginal graduates. Log in (or sign up) to the website and follow the “Practitioner” link to the BEAHR Internships page to find out more and to apply to this fantastic program.

If you’re an employer, you can receive up to $8,000 towards hiring an intern. The $8,000 will go a long way towards helping you to recruit and train new grads. For more information and to apply, follow the “Employer” link on the left to the BEAHR Internships page.

For more information contact Ivy Kim Scott at (403) 233-0748 ext. 243 or by email at iscott@beahr.com.


Career Focus

Career Focus links highly skilled young Canadians with potential employers, who can provide them with career-related work experiences, both in Canada and abroad.