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Science and Technology Internship Program - Youth Employment Strategy – Career Focus (voted)

General information
Name of transfer payment program Science and Technology Internship Program - Youth Employment Strategy – Career Focus (voted).
Start date 1997
End date* Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution 
Type of appropriation Estimates 
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2016-17
Link to department’s Program Inventory Youth Employment Strategy
Description Since 1997, NRCan has contributed to the Youth Employment Strategy through the Science and Technology Internship Program, which supports the integration of post-secondary graduates between the ages of 15-30 into science, technology, engineering and math fields in the natural resources sectors. Using a third party delivery model, NRCan provides funding for approximately 50 internships per year through contribution agreements to external funding organizations. These organizations take responsibility for delivering the internship funding to organizations that host the interns. This program supports the Minister’s commitment to assist in the development and promotion of Canadian scientific and technological capabilities, and to address labour shortages in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The program has been expanded for 2016-19 and includes funding for 1200 Green Jobs, internships with an environmental benefit. The program also promotes diversity in the natural resources labour market by targeting participation by individuals in the designated employment equity groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities). 
Contributions are non-repayable. 
Expected results The main outcome will be skills acquired through career‑related work experiences or further study at the post‑secondary level. The ultimate outcome will be to provide Canada with more workers with advanced skills.
The STIP is part of the Career Focus stream of the Youth Employment Strategy.
Youth Employment Strategy ultimate outcomes:
a) increased ability of youth to participate in the labour market;
b) reduced barriers to employment of youth; and,
c) sustained youth employment.
Career Focus outcomes:
a) advanced skills acquired by youth through career-related work experience; and,
b) return of youth to advanced level studies.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2014-15
Summative Evaluation of the Horizontal Youth Employment Strategy (Employment and Social Development Canada)
No departmental evaluation has taken place.
Decision following the results of last evaluation Not applicable (see above)
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation 2019-2020
Summative Horizontal Evaluation (Employment and Social Development Canada)
General targeted recipient groups Initial and Ultimate recipients can be:
·         legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada including for-profit organizations and not-for-profit organizations. Examples include academic institutions, industry associations, research associations, standards organizations; community groups, companies, electricity and gas utilities, or;
·         indigenous organizations and groups; or
·         provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies where applicable.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients Delivery Organization (Initial Recipients) 
·         Call for proposals
Hiring Organizations (Ultimate Recipients)
·         Targeted emails to past Hiring Organizations
·         Postcards in both official languages and Inuktitut (Iqaluit Dialect)
·         Social Media campaign (infographic, news releases, etc.)
·         Minister Announcement via news release
·         Updated Website
·         Promotional Trip to Nunavut
·         Promotional Videos
·         Poster

*This date relates to the expiry date of the program policy authority which may be different from the actual funding end date.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-2019  Planned spending 2019-20  Planned spending 2020-21  Planned
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions $7,558,000 $8,958,000 $558,000 $558,000
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program $7,558,000 $8,958,000 $558,000 $558,000

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