Ottawa, March 10, 2020 — The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and the Co-op Work Term and Professional Development Services of the Université de Sherbrooke are joining forces to support the development of new talent for the digital economy. To achieve this, the two partners agree to increase the number of internship placements in digital fields and will work together to establish fruitful ties with the companies involved.

Eligible employers who employ Université de Sherbrooke interns may receive a subsidy to cover part of the salaries offered. The employer could receive up to 50% of the salary paid to the intern or a maximum of $5,000. This amount could be increased to 70% of the salary or to a maximum of $7,000 for interns from an under-represented group. The ICT sectors targeted are entertainment and gaming, cybersecurity, clean technology, intelligent retailing, connected transport, e-health, financial technology, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence and big data. This activity is funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP).

The mission of the Co-op Work Term and Professional Development Services of the Université de Sherbrooke is to create strong and innovative links between the student community, employers and faculties in order to offer outstanding work experiences that will contribute to the fulfillment of all.

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) works to strengthen Canada’s digital advantage by fostering a globally competitive industry and a more prosperous society through innovative digital solutions.

For more information on this employer support program:

For ICTC:

Ruth Mengistu

Team Lead - Outreach and Partnerships

[email protected], 613-237-8551 etx.156

For the Université de Sherbrooke:

Jean-Simon Bélisle

Professional Development Advisor

Labour market and Partnerships Sector

Co-op Work Term and Professional Development Services

Université de Sherbrooke

819 821-8000, Ext. 63044

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