Call for Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) – Co-ops: Five Positions Available

General Information on NOHFC Co-op Program:
Under this Northern Ontario Heritage Fund (NOHFC) program, funding is available for eligible employers located in Northern Ontario to provide employment for Northern Ontario secondary school graduates 29 years of age or under currently attending an accredited college or university.

Through this program, eligible Northern Ontario employers may receive a conditional contribution of up to 50 per cent of a wage subsidy to a maximum of $6.00 per hour to hire post-secondary students from Northern Ontario for work placements.. Please note that the NOHFC contribution does not include benefits costs. Benefits costs are the responsibility of the grantee.

As part of this program, Lakehead University has been assigned a quota of seven co-ops that applications can be submitted for.  Currently five co-ops are available. The internal deadline for the submission of internship applications to the Office of Research Services is June 24, 2013. If more than five applications are received, an internal competition will need to be held to determine which applications will be submitted to the NOHFC. Please note that this call for applications refers only to the NOHFC's Co-op Program, and not to the Youth Internship Program. For more information about the Co-op program and to access the required forms, please go to the following address:

It is important to note that NOHFC funding under this program, when combined with other provincial and federal government sources will generally not exceed 90 per cent of eligible costs for public sector employers.

Applications will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
*The opportunity for the co-op to result in a full-time permanent job
*The quality of the skill development opportunity
*The type of training being proposed by the employer, and
*The work plan/supervision method.

Under this program, the NOHFC identifies eligible internship candidates as being Northern Ontario secondary school graduates 29 years of age or under currently attending an accredited college or university.  Please note that a co-op placement will normally not exceed one semester.  It is expected that awards would begin during the Winter Term.  As well, please note that For co-op placements, NOHFC payment will be made on a cost-incurred basis with one payment being made at the end of the co-op placement.  Finally, under this program, the candidate selected must be part of a co-op program at Lakehead.