Mentor applicants who do not have a student they wish to co-apply with may submit a detailed job description which will then be distributed to educational institutions in their geographical area and students will apply to the posting directly.
The CMPA is an inclusive organization that is committed to achieving greater diversity and representation from equity-seeking and sovereignty-seeking groups, including, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, persons from the broad spectrum of sexes, gender expressions and sexual orientations, and persons with disabilities. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from equity-seeking and sovereignty-seeking groups, or persons with intersectional identities.
- Must be a post-secondary student enrolled in an accredited educational institution throughout the duration of the proposed placement
- Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person on whom refugee status has been conferred
- Must be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
- Cannot be an employee or family member of the mentor company
Mentor company eligibility
- Must be a member of the CMPA
- Must be co-applying with a mentee candidate. The CMPA will, on a case-by-case basis, endeavor to pair mentor companies with suitable candidates. This does not guarantee that an application will be successful given the limited number of spots available
- Must contribute toward the mentee stipend as described above
- A mentor applicant cannot be an employer or family member of the mentee with whom they are submitting a joint application
- The student cannot be hired to replace an employee, they must be a new addition to the team (e.g. if the company had 4 employees in the previous fiscal year, the student must be hired as the 5th employee in this current year.)
Duration of placement
Up to 40 weeks at 40 hrs per week, subject to approval by the CMPA.
For placements for student applicants who fall under the priority groups for the Government of Canada (women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Indigenous students, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and newcomers; as well as first-year students.):
- $11.90 per hour from the program
- Minimum $5.10 per hour from the mentor company
For other student placements:
- $8.50 per hour from the program
- Minimum $8.50 per hour from the mentor company
Total number of placements will depend on the duration/funds allocated.
At least 50% of placements are dedicated to priority groups for the Government of Canada: (women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Indigenous students, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and newcomers; as well as first-year students.)
Program currently closed. Applications will reopen April 1, 2024.