RYERSON UNIVERSITY

Internship Program

School of CREATIVE INDUSTRIES  

 

Insurance & Government Subsidies

 

Insurance

 

The internship is a curricular requirement and therefore Creative Industries students participating in unpaid internships in Ontario will receive WSIB coverage through the MTCU. Students who receive honoraria, stipends, and travel allowances in lieu of wages will also be covered by the WSIB through the University. Students who participate in placements outside of the province or country or with organizations that do not have WSIB coverage will be covered through the ACE-INA.

 

Recent changes have been implemented to streamline the administration of this program. The only documentation required for coverage is an initial letter of understanding stating the name of the enterprise and the dates and hours the intern will be expected to work. No additional documentation is required unless a WSIB claim is made during the internship.

 

                                                                                           

Provincial Incentives for Employers

 

Employment Ontario Summer Jobs Service provides a $2 per hour hiring incentive for organizations who hire a student during the summer.

 

Who can apply:
Private, not-for-profit or broader public sector employers operating and offering a summer job in Ontario to students age 15 to 30 who are returning to school in the fall.

 

Duration of work or services:
The incentive subsidizes an employer from April 1 to September 30.

 

Where to apply:

Find your local Employment Ontario (summer jobs service) office online, or by calling Employment Ontario toll-free at 1-800-387-5656.

Federal Incentives for Employers
 

Canada Summer Jobs provides grants for hiring to employers in order to create summer job opportunities for students.  The program provides up to 50% of wages for private sector employees and up to 100% of wages for public sector employees.

 

Who can apply:

Private, not-for-profit or broader public sector employers operating in Canada and offering a summer job to students age 15 to 30 who are returning to school in the fall. For eligibility, employers must have: fewer than 50 full time employees; offer a position that lasts for a minimum of 6 weeks, for between 30 to 40 hours per week. Students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents and eligible to work in Canada.

 

Where to apply

Apply online