Application deadlines vary from year to year and from program to program. Keep an eye on our website for upcoming deadlines. If you would like to receive an email when a new deadline is posted please sign up for our mailing list.
It is mandatory for all programs we are currently offering for intern candidates to find an eligible mentor company and submit a joint application.
Start your research with our Member Directory to access a list of potential mentors. Once you’ve located the company you’d like to approach, send a resume and offer to volunteer. After you have made a connection with the company and they have agreed to take you on for the duration of the placement, submit a joint application for one of our programs.
While we do not match interested candidates with mentor companies, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-656-7440 ext. 338 for further assistance.
If you are selected for a placement you will be notified by email approximately 6-8 weeks after the deadline has passed. If you were not successful in this round of applications, you will be notified by email within two months after the application process.
Only CMPA member companies can apply to be mentors. They too are judged by a panel, and not all are successful. In order to apply for an intern, CMPA member companies must be in an appropriate membership category.
Yes they are. Depending upon the relationship negotiated between the mentor company and the intern, deductions may or may not be made at source. (For most programs we offer the option to engage the trainee on a contract or hire them as an employee.)
You are considered unemployed if you are not performing any activities for which you are receiving remuneration when you apply. If you are working on a term or contract job that ends before the proposed placement begins and if you have no job prospects when you apply, you may also be considered unemployed.
Being under-employed means you are working in your field of study but only part-time. It could also mean that you are working full or part-time in an area that is not related to your field of expertise or study.
General information about each of our programs, including the minimum financial contribiton, can be found at the appropriate program page. Mentors can offer a higher contribution to the intern stipend, and are encouraged to do so.