If you are a northwestern Ontario business or non-profit looking to hire for an innovative project this summer, you may qualify for Youth Effect. Visit the link for more details https://nwoinnovation.ca/youtheffect
What is Youth Effect?
The Youth Effect program aims to provide youth (18-29) with experiential learning and training with local businesses and focuses on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in Northwestern Ontario. Youth will be carefully selected and matched with a local business based on interest, skill, and need. They will work together over the course of 15 weeks (May 1, 2023 - August 11, 2023) on a clearly identified innovative project and achieve milestones.
The Youth Effect program is not like other placement programs. It not only provides real-life job skills for the youth, but provides them with innovation training, mentorship, a leadership retreat, and a peer network for those showing a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation. Additionally, there’s value to the participating businesses, through innovation training and the ability to access the skills and energy of the youth to complete a defined innovative project, the business will be better positioned to grow!
Youth are paid $18 per hour plus a wage top-up upon successful completion of the program (up to $2/hr)
Businesses contribute $1000 + hst and mandatory employment-related costs as part of the program
The program will run for 15 weeks
Areas of Focus
Experiential Learning for the Youth
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training for the Youth and the Business
Business Growth for the Company
Previously Taken Part in Youth Effect?
We are now accepting applications from companies that have previously participated in the program
Please note you must apply with a new project different from your previous project
Have an innovative project
Located in Northwestern Ontario
At least one full-time employee
Must be a small-medium sized business, not a retailer or reseller
Retailers may be considered if they have a scalable and innovative project where they are developing a new product or process.
Can be for-profit or non-for-profit
Ability to pay necessary employer contributions (CPP/EI)
Willing to be available and commit to the full 15-week program
The position must be new to the youth.
Company Applications will be open January 13 - February 28, 2023
Between the ages of 18-29
Located in Northwestern Ontario
Legally entitled to work in Canada
Interested in pursuing entrepreneurship as a career
Not related to the company applicant
Able to commit to full-time hours and participate in the full 15-week program
Youth applications will be open March 10 - 31, 2023
The NOIC is a non-profit organization established to promote job growth by supporting entrepreneurs and established companies to grow their business. We aim to contribute long-term economic growth to Thunder Bay and the Northwestern Ontario region by creating favourable economic conditions for technology transfer to industry through the development and commercialization of innovative companies by encouraging the ongoing co-operation between business, education and government.