Career Ready Program – Information Technology Association of Canada – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry
Career Ready Program – Information Technology Association of Canada

March 20, 2018

What is the Career Ready Program?

As part of the Government of Canada’s Student Work Integrated Learning Program, ITAC, the IT Association of Canada, is matching students with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them on the path to a bright career.

Current post-secondary students who are studying in the areas of Business Technology Management (BTM), Computer Science, Computer Systems Technology, Computer Engineering or alike programs qualify for the Career Ready program.

ITAC works closely with the work term department staff at the post-secondary institutions to help students and employers bridge the school-to-work transition.

Low Investment/Risk Through Wage Subsidy Program

The program provides up to 50% (to a maximum of $5,000) of a work term student’s pay in wage subsidies to employers. Employers that hire students from underrepresented groups including women in STEM, indigenous students, recent immigrants, persons with disabilities, and first-year students may also qualify for additional funding (up to 70% or $7,000).

Key Benefits for Employers

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic students
  • Access to workplace-ready graduates
  • Access to fresh ideas and approaches
  • Low investment and risk

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