Application instructions for Youth Internships

IMPORTANT: Before completing an application, you are encouraged to discuss your proposal with a FedNor officer serving your area.

One-phase Application Process – Youth Internships

Support for Youth Internships is provided both under the Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP) and the Economic Development Initiative (EDI) for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs). FedNor currently has three NODP priorities: Community Economic Development, Business Growth and Competitiveness, and Innovation.

Before completing your application, carefully review the relevant Program Guidelines (NODP or EDI)  to ensure your organization is an eligible recipient and that your proposal fits within program objectives and criteria.

To apply for support for a youth internship project, applicants must:

Applicants must briefly explain how their proposed project will result in the following outcomes, based on the priority area under which they are applying:

Community Economic Development:

Business Growth and Competitiveness:


Funding Conditions

Not-For-Profit Applicants: FedNor may contribute up to the lesser of $31,500 or 90 percent per year toward employee salary, benefits, and professional/business skills development and associated travel costs.

Private Sector Applicants: FedNor may contribute up to the lesser of $31,500 or 50 percent per year toward employee salary, benefits, and professional skills development and associated travel costs. Private Sector Applicants are not eligible to apply under the EDI.

The salary for intern and employee benefits are eligible costs while there is an Employer-Employee Relationship. Such relationship exists when there is a verbal or written agreement in which an employee agrees to work on a full-time basis for an employer for a specified period of time, in return for salary or wages.

Eligible Youth Internship Criteria


Applications will be evaluated on their ability to support the objectives of FedNor's priorities and meet the following criteria:

Furthermore, applications must clearly demonstrate how the proposed project will result in economic benefits to Northern Ontario, namely short- to medium-term measurable results leading to the economic development and growth of Northern Ontario communities and businesses.

Reporting Requirements

Funding recipients will be required to report to FedNor on project expenditures and activities, the results/outcomes of the project, and achievement of performance indicators associated with FedNor's three priorities as identified in the contribution agreement.

Other Considerations

Recruitment advertisements related to the project follow the standard layout and feature the required text as described in FedNor's Youth Internship recruitment advertising template or the advertising template for Youth Internships supported under EDI.

Recipients of public funding may be asked to fulfill official languages obligations among other obligations, depending on the nature of the project and the targeted clientele.

FedNor requires that all projects conform to the guidelines set out in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). For details of CEAA requirements, please visit:

Applicants cannot presume that financial support will be provided toward their project until written approval is obtained through a signed contribution agreement.

Applicants will receive written or electronic confirmation that their Youth Internship Application has been received. FedNor may contact applicants for additional information as a review of the information is undertaken.

The results of the FedNor's review will be communicated to applicants in writing.

Youth Internship Applications are available online and can be completed and sent to the FedNor office nearest you.

Contact Us

For more information on FedNor's Northern Ontario Development Program, the Economic Development Initiative (EDI) and other services, please contact your local FedNor Officer or call us toll-free at 1-877-333-6673.

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