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Talent shouldn’t be holding you back. But for small growing businesses, it’s a number one concern.

Big companies are on it. A recent Business Council of Canada survey found that 83% of Canada’s biggest firms have some type of partnership with a university or college (up from 76% in 2016). This isn’t for the greater good. It is about the bottom line.

Youth is the key to the new competitiveness.

Venture for Canada is here to build these bridges for you: between standout students on campus and growing businesses in Atlantic Canada. We can make your workplace more curious, creative and connected; we are here to develop entrepreneurial skills in top talent students to prepare them to lead their own ventures.

Our goal is to place 500 students with small and medium businesses over the next 3 years in all four Atlantic Provinces. We will recruit, train and support the students throughout their placement with your company, and will help you identify an innovative position for them.

With a wage subsidy up to $7,000, we can also help you take on students for the first time, or increase your capacity to bring new talent to your teams. With our attention to personalities and to your needs, we are confident you will get the right fit.

We are looking for companies in a broad range of industries, including agriculture and bio-tech, health tech, cyber security, robotics and AI, energy tech, IT and big data, ocean tech, marketing, and more. If you are interested, let’s talk.

Applications open mid-June for the September 2018 cohort.