Pilot initiative helps Canadian companies recruit up-and-coming talent

Vancouver, BC — Canadian companies will have the opportunity to recruit new talent by connecting with post-secondary students looking to start their careers through a pilot initiative called Mitacs Career Connect.

The initiative helps companies gain highly qualified talent to grow their business while providing work experience for recent graduates.

Interns must be under 30 years of age, a post-secondary graduate, and legally entitled to work in Canada. Eligible hiring organizations must support a green project in the science, technology, engineering, or math fields.

The pilot initiative is currently welcoming submissions until September 15, 2017, for six-month placements starting no later than October 1, 2017. Organizations in the natural resource sectors can submit projects until September 15, 2018.


Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs

“Mitacs Career Connect provides new graduates with opportunities to kick-start their careers by providing work experiences on green projects that are protecting the environment, creating positive environmental outcomes, and addressing environmental or climate change challenges.”

Quick facts:

  • Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization led by Canadian universities that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for more than 17 years.
  • Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
  • Mitacs Career Connect was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of Environment and Climate Change and Natural Resources Canada.