NOHFC People and Talent Program - Indigenous Workforce Development Stream

The People & Talent Program is designed to attract, retain and develop Northern Ontario’s Indigenous workforce by supporting internships given to Indigenous persons.

How Much Funding?

- Municipalities, Indigenous communities and not-for-profit organizations, funding of 90% of an intern’s salary, to a maximum of $35,000/ year
- Businesses, funding of 75% of an intern’s salary, to a maximum of $52,500/ year

Who Qualifies?

Northern Ontario
Businesses, municipalities, Indigenous communities, and not-for-profit organizations located in Northern Ontario that have been in operation for at least one year and have a minimum of one full-time employee.

Eligible Activities & Expenditures

Hiring of Indigenous persons who are new entrants into the work force, are transitioning to a new career, or the unemployed or underemployed who are entering a new field, have not previously participated in a NOHFC-funded internship, are at least 18 years of age, and reside, and be legally entitled to work, in Canada.

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