Ontario Creating Internship Opportunities in Nipissing

Posted on May 10, 2024

NORTH BAY – The Ontario government is providing more than $787,000 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for 24 job placement opportunities in the Nipissing region. This investment will help businesses expand operations and grow Northern Ontario’s workforce.

“Through the NOHFC’s People and Talent Program, our government is strengthening and developing Nipissing’s economy by helping create jobs,” said MPP Vic Fedeli. “Together with our northern partners, we are creating highly skilled, good-paying career opportunities that will increase the prosperity of our region.”

Internship projects receiving NOHFC funding include:

  • $70,000 for Suppa Engineering to hire a Mechanical/Electrical Engineer-In-Training to support the engineering design of mechanical, electrical and structural building systems and an Advance Manufacturing, Prototyping and Testing Intern to fabricate canoes and kayaks
  • $70,000 for Nipissing University to hire two Research Interns at the School of Physical & Health Education to support the research activities of the Northeastern Ontario Research Team for Health and Physical Activity and to use instrumentation systems to quantify musculoskeletal health
  • $35,000 for Discovery North Bay to hire a Community Engagement Coordinator Intern to assist with digital policy development, educational programming and marketing for the North Bay Museum
  • $35,000 for the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario to hire a Camping Services Program Coordinator to create, manage and market camp programs and outdoor centre, as well as hire, train, support and supervise camp staff
  • $33,907 for the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre to hire a Settlement Support Intern to deliver services that support immigrants with settlement in the Parry Sound, Nipissing, Timmins and Cochrane Districts
  • $26,312 for Ableton Electrical Services to hire an Electrician Apprentice to support the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems

“Through the NOHFC, our government is focused on supporting projects that promote career advancement through on-the-job training, while addressing skilled labour shortages in the Northeast,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development. “We are driving the Northern economy by building meaningful employment opportunities close to home that empower local communities and businesses.”

The Ontario government is supporting local internships through the NOHFC’s People and Talent Program. The program supports a wide variety of internships, including skilled trades, and addresses the unique needs of other in-demand jobs. Program candidates include new entrants into the workforce, those transitioning to a new career, the unemployed and underemployed.

The NOHFC promotes economic prosperity across Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects—big and small, rural and urban—that stimulate growth, job creation and skills development. Since June 2018, the NOHFC has invested more than $790 million in 6,464 projects in Northern Ontario, leveraging more than $2.3 billion in investment and creating or sustaining over 9,930 jobs.

Quick Facts

  • The Ontario government launched new and improved NOHFC programs that support more projects in rural northern communities and make it easier for more people and businesses to apply. The programs target existing and emerging markets, provide more work opportunities for Indigenous people and address the skilled labour shortage in the North.
  • A list of all 24 Nipissing NOHFC internship program funding recipients is available on the corporation’s website.

Additional Resources

Quotes

“Suppa Engineering is truly grateful for the NOHFC's support, which has significantly enhanced our team's capabilities and innovative output, enabling us to tackle more complex projects with greater efficiency. NOHFC’s streamlined funding process and support have allowed us to recruit skilled interns, who bring fresh ideas and energy, thereby enriching our projects and enhancing our overall expertise. Thank you, NOHFC, for being a key part of our growth and development.” – Rob Suppa, President, Suppa Engineering

“The NOHFC has had a significant impact on Ableton Electrical Services. Funding from the People and Talent Program has enabled us to grow our staff while providing an opportunity for a talented apprentice.” – Ryan Rogers, Ableton Electrical Services

Media Contacts

Curtis Lindsay, Minister’s Office -- 437-240-7317 -- curtis.lindsay@ontario.ca

Media Desk, Communications Branch -- mediadesk.ndm@ontario.ca