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More Job Training For Northern Youth

McGuinty Government Helps Develop Job Opportunities In The North

More youth are ready for the job market after completing internships and co-op placements available across the North.

Since November 2008, nearly 500 young people in Northern Ontario have enrolled in placements supported by the province's Youth Internship and Co-op Program. These students are learning important skills that will one day help them work in diverse fields such as television production, nursing, accounting, engineering and information technology.

Part of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOFHC), this workplace training program provides a wage subsidy to help Northern employers invest in training young people; supporting them as they build their careers and prepare for future opportunities in the North.

Quick Facts

  • More than $8.1 million has been invested in the NOHFC'S Youth Internship and Co-op Program since November 2008.
  • Since launching the program in 2005, the province has supported 1,518 placements.

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“Our investments are helping employers provide hundreds of interesting and exciting job opportunities for young northerners and are ensuring the future growth and prosperity of our region.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry and chair of the NOHFC

“Through the NOHFC, our government is working closely with northern employers to develop job training opportunities that will help young people build careers in the North.”

Bill Mauro

MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan

“With the assistance of the NOHFC, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) was able to create an Intern position that has resulted in a full time employment opportunity for a recent graduate and resident of the North. This is exemplary of the incredible benefits that can arise from committing to an investment in the people and employers of Northern Ontario.”

Dr. Joel Lanphear

Associate Dean, NOSM

“The Intern position was a pleasure and very beneficial experience as the introduction into my professional career and it allowed me to apply and further develop skills acquired through completing my post-secondary education. I still work at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine which would never have been possible without the contributions of the Heritage Fund.”

Charles Mehagan

Web Developer (former Intern), NOSM

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