Canadian small businesses that are looking to hire a post-secondary student through the program must be established within Canada for over a year, have a company website and currently operate with less than 500 employees. Businesses that have received funding in previous years will not be considered eligible for funding. Those who are considered eligible can receive business grant funding for projects:
- Related to the development or improvement of e-business tools to support web presence optimization and online marketing campaigns (emailing, blogging, search engine optimization, viral marketing, etc.).
Eligible Candidates to Hire
Applicants will only be able to hire post-secondary students that are scheduled to return back to their studies at the end of the internship. Graduates and alumni will not be considered eligible unless they are returning for a masters or PhD program and are under the age of 30.