Ontario Creating Internship Opportunities in Sudbury

Posted on May 28, 2024

SUDBURY – The Ontario government is providing more than $2.8 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for 89 job placement opportunities in the Sudbury region. This investment will help businesses expand operations and grow Northern Ontario’s workforce.

"Our government is steadfast in its commitment to strengthening the northern economy, actively supporting projects through the NOHFC that facilitate career advancement through on-the-job training right here in Greater Sudbury,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development. “Together with our northern partners, we’re addressing skilled labour shortages head-on by building sustainable, good-paying careers that uplift individuals and meaningfully contribute to the prosperity of our northern communities.”

Internship projects receiving NOHFC funding include:

  • $35,000 for Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) to hire a Project Administrator to provide administrative and event support, create and manage ITO assets and marketing material, manage communications, collect and report data and conduct market research
  • $35,000 for the Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) to hire a Project Manager to manage and deliver a program raising awareness among students about career and education opportunities in the automotive and mobility industries
  • $35,000 for Nickel City Aquatics Inc. to hire a Senior Development Head Coach to develop programs and coach swimming for a competitive swim club
  • $33,488 for ArchNorth Inc. o/a Centreline Architecture to hire an Architect Intern to support the development of architecture and design in Northern Ontario
  • $25,116 for The Baseball Academy Ltd. to hire a Manager of Player Development to coach and lead elite baseball teams, oversee player development, develop position specific programs and manage communications.

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.

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"Indigenous people continue to be underrepresented within mainstream labour market pools and we remain committed to the growth and prosperity of Indigenous workforce development initiatives, alongside trusted partners and allies like the NOHFC that share a common vision. Miigwech for this opportunity." – Sherry Mayer, Vice President of Operations, Indigenous Tourism Ontario

"We are very grateful to the NOHFC for the financial support that allowed us to hire an excellent intern that we are thrilled to be able to retain as part of our team.” – Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk, CEO and President, MIRARCO

"Funding from the NOHFC allowed us to grow our swim club through the hiring of a new head coach during difficult financial times. As the cost of recreational activities continues to increase, this funding enabled us to keep our fees as low as possible, making swimming accessible to more families. This has allowed children to learn critical life skills, led to the development of numerous student athletes and promoted a ‘swim for life’ philosophy for people of all ages." – Michael Loken, Board President, Nickel City Aquatics Inc.

“The NOHFC’s People and Talent Program is vital to the health of small businesses in Northern Ontario cities and communities. With this funding, small firms like ArchNorth , can hire much needed staff to help do the work to make fundamental and impactful change in our communities. It also helps our firm foster and promote the importance of design and creativity in industry, especially in the North.” – ArchNorth Inc. o/a Centreline Architecture

"NOHFC funding has allowed us to attract qualified people in our field and to Northern Ontario. We truly believe that without this funding, we would not be able to create employment within our field in the North. The quality of programming we can now provide to our community is directly correlated to what NOHFC funding has done for our business." – Jean-Gilles Larocque, Owner, The Baseball Academy Ltd.

Media Contacts

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

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