Career Focus Program

Important Notices

The Career Focus Program will be accepting applications between November 1, 2016 and November 30, 2016 for projects beginning on or after April 1, 2017. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

Applications cannot be submitted prior to the start of the application intake period. For more information about applying, please visit our Applicant Guide page.

The Career Focus Program will help fund 65 agricultural internships for Canadian graduates. Each internship will last at least four months to a maximum of 12 months. They will be long enough to provide meaningful experience to the employee.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is one of several federal departments participating in the Career Focus Program. Please note that this program is not a summer employment program.

Available Funding

The Career Focus Program within AAFC will provide $864,000 each year to projects that hire recent graduates in agriculture, agri-food science and veterinary medicine.

Each approved project will be eligible to receive 50% of total eligible costs, up to a maximum of $20,000 in matching funds. Applications are processed through rounds and on a first come, first served basis pending availability of funds.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the regional office nearest you.

TDD/TTY: 613-773-2600

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