Canadian Young Immigrant Internship Program to be expanded

Canadian Young Immigrant Internship Program expansion

This week, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced that the Young Newcomers Internship Program would be expanded to work with other agencies and departments of the government.

“The Young Newcomers Internship Program is an excellent example of how we can help refugees and newcomers overcome one of the key barriers to integration by offering them vital Canadian work experience,” said Kenney in a press release.

The program gives young new Canadians one to two four-month internships.

“When newcomers succeed, we all succeed,” he said.

The program began in 2008 with 12 newcomers receiving internships in the first year. It was so successful that by mid-2009, the pilot program was made permanent. In the second year, the program placed 20 newcomers from countries like Ethiopia and Afghanistan in positions across Canada.

Other ares where the program is considering being expanded to include the World University Service of Canada and LASI World Skills and Hire Immigrants Ottawa.

In 2009, Citizenship and Immigration Canada received the Michelle C. Comeau Human Resources Leadership award for demonstrating innovation by creating the program.

The Young Newcomers Internship Program is an extension of the Immigrant Internship Pilot project, which placed 24 interns who were at the mid-point of their careers through Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

“The Immigrant Internship Pilot project is another great example of how we can attract and retain internationally-trained workers and help them contribute to Canada’s long-term economic success,” said the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, Diane Finley.

Have a question about the Canadian Young Immigrant Internship Program? Contact Niren and Associates immigration law firm today.

[gravityform id=1 name=Havea Question? ]
Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

The content and comments of this blog are not legal advise and and may not be accurate or complete. If you require legal advice, contact a licensed legal practitioner directly. If you post on this blog, you assume full responsibility for disclosing your identity to the public and VisaPlace nor its affiliates are not responsible for protecting your privacy nor your identity concerning your participation in our blog and you assume any risks in participating.

Customer Reviews

Migrating is a hard task for anyone. Finding a job is even harder. Once I got a job offer, things started moving rapidly. So, I called used VisaPlace (Niren and associates) to assist with the process. Rania and Richard deserve the utmost respect in getting the job done. They have been patient with me and some set backs. Very professional.! Hands down, money was well spent. Thanks Rania and Richard, you make an awesome team. You'll definitely have a repeat customer with me !! I was very impressed at how well they were organized and had a positive experience. Very good and professional work led to a successful outcome. I highly recommend using VisaPlace.

RenaisTTa week ago

I'll like to say I had an awesome initial consultation with Rania Abboud. She was knowledgeable, made the initial process easy and understood my situation. I am excited and hopeful to continue consulting this company. You do a great job for immigrants. Also, Natalie Walcz was great, she handled my situation professionally. Great team. Definitely assets to your company.

Jeffery Yirenkyi2 weeks ago

Completely smooth process. Rania did a great job in my Canada work permit. The team is absolutely competent and knowledgeable. Alicea was so amazing and was able to answer any of my questions immediately. I had peace of mind throughout the application. I would recommend them to other friends looking for assistance with their applications.

Theressa Jaranillaa month ago