By Haseena Manek As Canadians wait for Trudeau to finally fulfill his campaign promise to crack down on unpaid internships with regulations to go with 2017 legislation, student activists in Quebec are addressing a gender disparity in paid student placements and internships. According to student activists Jeanne Bilodeau and Annabel Berthiaume, fields that traditionally have Continue readingStriking back: Gender and unpaid internships
By Haseena Manek Federal restrictions on unpaid internships are being pushed further and further back on the federal agenda. It was announced last month that the Trudeau government is pushing back plans to regulate unpaid internships to 2019. This would put this issue very close to the next federal election, and bring it up to Continue readingLiberals moving slowly on dealing with unpaid internships
By Dan Darrah The internship, especially with the rise of the so-called “knowledge economy” since the 1980s, has become an unavoidable part of the college- and university-age experience for many young Canadians. For good reason, too: internships offer students practical on-the-job experience in many of the fields they will one day work in. They offer Continue readingReform Unpaid Internships Now!
By Gerard Di Trolio Activists opposing unpaid internships rallied in Toronto to call upon Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa to take action on the issue in the next budget. Organized by Stop Unpaid Internships in Ontario, over twenty protestors stood outside of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in downtown Toronto where Sousa was holding a consultation Continue readingFighting Unpaid Internships