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Grow Your Talent, Grow Your Business: RSVP by Sep. 20th

  • 22 Sep 2010
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Technology Innovation Centre


Grow Your Talent, Grow Your Business: Reminder to RSVP

Innovacorp is pleased to bring to you the experts who can provide information and resources to help you hire the student most suited to your growing company’s needs. Join us for a two hour session where you’ll learn about a variety of student work placements, wage subsidies and other forms of financial support available to help you hire young, knowledgeable employees.

Employers can provide students – undergraduates, postgraduates and recent graduates – with hands-on work experience and help them adapt to a rapidly changing labour market. Panelists will discuss various types of funding options and application processes, the skills and education levels of eligible students, and the finer details of what you need to know before you consider hiring a student. This session will provide you with valuable information about supplementing your employment needs.

Please note that BioTalent Canada is no longer able to participate in this session. New to the agenda is a representative from Community Business Development Corporations, offering highlights of the Small Business Initiative Program, which seeks to improve the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by supporting businesses to actively market online and improve their competitiveness with e-business practices and technologies.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Innovation Boardroom
Technology Innovation Centre
1 Research Drive
Dartmouth, NS

Directions to TIC via Google Maps


The following programs will be covered:

Student Employment Program (SEP), Economic and Rural Development

The Co-operative Student Employment Program provides educational opportunities for post-secondary students registered in an approved co-op program. Eligible employers are reimbursed by Economic and Rural Development for part of the student's wages. In particular, the Private Sector Research and Development Program supports companies engaged in R&D that can provide on-the-job research and development opportunities for university students enrolled in the fields of science, business and engineering.

Co-operative Education Program, Dalhousie University

Co-operative education programs at Dalhousie have helped thousands of students leverage their education with discipline-related work experience and launch their careers. A program representative will bring us the student perspective of an internship as well as provide tips and advice on how to obtain the best qualified individual to work in your business.

Community Business Development Corporations (CBDC) – NEW ADDITION

CBDCs assist in the creation of small businesses and the expansion and modernization of existing businesses by providing financial and technical services to entrepreneurs. The Nova Scotia Association of CBDCs administers the Small Business Internship Program offered through Industry Canada. This program provides SMEs financial support to hire a post-secondary student intern to assist them in their adoption of e-business strategies to increase their productivity and competitiveness.


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Financial contributions that support the most promising recent doctoral graduates to engage in research and development in the private sector are available through NSERC. In addition, the Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) stimulate student interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. These and other programs will be highlighted in this presentation.

Youth Employment Strategy (Career Focus), National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) delivers its Youth Employment Program under the Career Focus stream of the Youth Employment Strategy and provides SMEs involved with R&D, financial assistance to hire highly skilled post-secondary graduates.  

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED)
SR&ED is a federal tax incentive program administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that encourages Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct R&D in Canada. The SR&ED program gives claimants cash refunds and/or tax credits for their expenditures on eligible R&D work done in Canada.

Energy Training Program for Students, NS Department of Energy

The Energy Training Program for Students partners with private sector firms with business activities in the energy sector, offshore or on land, to create jobs and provide educational opportunities for Nova Scotia post-secondary students and recent graduates.

Please RSVP to Shelley Kenney by Monday, September 20, at 424.8670, ext. 1143 or skenney@innovacorp.ca.

1301-1809 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3K8

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